Warning: Website “www․hilldickinsonlaw․com” misusing the name "Hill Dickinson LLP"
5 March 2018
The website "www․hilldickinsonlaw․com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a regulated legal firm.
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed that a website is operating from"www.hilldickinsonlaw.com".
The website at "www.hilldickinsonlaw.com" falsely claims to be for a law firm based in London. The website provides an address of "The Broadgate Tower, 20Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EW". It also provides the telephonenumber "+44 289 581 7926" and email address"firstname.lastname@example.org".
The website "www.hilldickinsonlaw.com" is not a website for agenuine firm of solicitors authorised and regulated by theSRA. The website misuses the name of a genuine firm ofsolicitors and also misuses the name and photograph of a genuinesolicitor who works as a partner at the genuine firm (seebelow).
Any business or transactions through the website, telephone numberor email address shown above are not undertaken by a solicitor'sfirm authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA does authorise and regulate the genuine firm of Hill Dickinson LLP (which trades as Hill Dickinson). The genuine firm’s head office is at "No.1 St Paul's Square, Liverpool, L3 9SJ" with one of its genuine branch offices being at “The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London, EC21 2EW”. The genuine firm’s website is “www.hilldickinson.com”.
The SRA also authorises and regulates genuine solicitors called Sean Williams, including one who is a partner at the firm of Hill Dickinson LLP.
The genuine firm of Hill Dickinson LLP has confirmed that neither they, or any of their partners or staff, have any genuine connection with the website "www.hilldickinsonlaw.com"
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.