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Warning: Website www․peterricepartners․com

The website "www.peterricepartners.com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm called Peter Rice Partners based in London.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that a website "www.peterricepartners.com" is operating.

The website claims to be for a law firm called "Peter Rice Partners" based in London. This website is not a website for genuine firm of Solicitors.  The website also misuses three photographs from the website of a genuine firm of solicitors.

The website gives the address 101 Finsbury Pavement Moorgate London EC2A 1RS, United Kingdom, the telephone number "+442033221566" and an email address of "info@peterricepartners.com".

The website refers to “Peter Rice” as being the “Founder and Principal”, and also gives the names Janet Dawnly, Natasha Bibbs and Matthew Brown as being lawyers at the firm.

The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors called " Peter Rice Partners ", nor does it authorise or regulate solicitors by the name Janet Dawnly or Natasha Bibbs.

Any business or transactions through "Peter Rice Partners" via "www.peterricepartners.com" or the contact details above are not undertaken by a solicitor's firm authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA does authorise and regulate two genuine solicitors called Peter Rice, and also authorises and regulate a number of genuine solicitors called Matthew Brown.  None of the genuine solicitors are believed to be connected to the website 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.

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