Warning: Telephone calls misusing the name of Majorlaw Solicitors

15 August 2017

Members of the public have received telephone calls falsely claiming to be from Majorlaw Solicitors.

What is the scam?

Members of the public have received telephone calls falsely claiming to be from representatives of Majorlaw Solicitors.

The SRA has been informed that the calls relate to alleged road traffic accidents. The callers falsely claimed they were phoning from "Majorlaw Solicitors" or "Your Law Major". The calls were made from telephone number 0333 443 9918.

Any business or transactions conducted through "Majorlaw Solicitors" or "Your Law Major" via the telephone number 0333 443 9918 are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or an individual authorised or regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA does authorise and regulate a genuine firm called Majorlaw Limited. The firm uses the trading names Majorlaw Solicitors and Major & Co Solicitors. The telephone number for the genuine firm is 01483 455 771.

The genuine firm has confirmed that it has no connection to the telephone calls referred to in the above warning.

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.