Warning: Emails misusing the names of Tim Ingham and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Emails have been sent, claiming to be from "Barrister Tim Ingham" at "Norton Rose Fulbright Law Firm" in respect of an inheritance or other payment.

What is the scam?

The SRA is aware that emails have been sent to members of the public, claiming to be from "Barrister Tim Ingham" at "Norton Rose Fulbright Law Firm", in respect of an inheritance or other payment following a supposed air crash involving a family member. 

The emails ask the reader of the email to make contact to provide information in order to release the supposed inheritance. The emails have been sent from "".

Any business or transactions through the email address "", are not undertaken by a solicitor’s practice or an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.


Is there a genuine firm or person?

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP is a genuine firm of solicitors authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Timothy Ingham is a genuine solicitor who works at the genuine Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. 

Both the genuine solicitor and the genuine firm have confirmed that they have no connection with the emails referred to above. 

The firm has posted a warning about hoax communications on its website.

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.

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