Alerts

Warning: Correspondence from “Fisher Solicitors”

1 December 2017

Correspondence has been sent using the name “Fisher Solicitors”, relating to an unclaimed inheritance.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that correspondence claiming to be from “Bruce Fisher, Barrister” has been sent to a member of the public.

The correspondence seen by the SRA refers to an unclaimed inheritance and appears as if sent from “Fisher Solicitors”. The correspondence provides a postal address of “2nd Floor Ashley house, Notting Hill Gate”. An email address is given as “brucefisherlaw@englandmail.com”. A telephone number is also given as “+44 20 7060 1750”.

The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors called “Fisher Solicitors”, nor does it authorise or regulate an individual solicitor called “Bruce Fisher” (see below in relation to genuine firms).

Any business or transactions through “Fisher Solicitors”, the email address “brucefisherlaw@englandmail.com” or the telephone number “+44 20 7060 1750” are not undertaken by a solicitor’s practice or an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA does authorise and regulate genuine firms called Fishers Solicitors and Oliver Fisher Solicitors. Both firms have confirmed to the SRA that they have no connection to the correspondence referred to above.

What should I do?

When a firm's or individual's identity has been copied exactly (or cloned), due diligence is necessary. If you receive correspondence claiming to be from the above firm(s) or individual(s), or information of a similar nature to that described, you should conduct your own due diligence by checking the authenticity of the correspondence by contacting the law firm directly by reliable and established means. You can contact the SRA to find out if individuals or firms are regulated and authorised by the SRA and verify an individual's or firm's practising details. Other verification methods, such as checking public records (e.g. telephone directories and company records) may be required in other circumstances.