Warning: Website "www․legallondonlawlimited․co․uk" misusing the name "Legal@London Law"
9 July 2019
The website "www․legallondonlawlimited․co․uk" is operating, falsely claiming to be for a London based law firm․
What is the scam?
The website "www․legallondonlawlimited․co․uk" is operating, falsely claiming to be for a London based law firm. The website falsely claims it is for “Legal@London Law" (see below in relation to a genuine firm using an almost identical name) and indicates it is the website of "Legal London Law Limited".
The SRA does not authorise or regulate a law firm called "Legal London Law Limited" (which is also not the name of a company registered with Companies House).
The website provides an address of "35/37 Ludgate Hill, City, EC4M 7JN" (see below). The website also provides a telephone number of "+0203 538 2821" (which does not currently seem to be accepting calls), and an email address of "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Any business or transactions undertaken through the website referred to above, or through the telephone number or email address referred to, is not undertaken by a solicitors’ practice or an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called Legal@London Law Limited (which trades as Legal@London Law Solicitors), whose office address is 492 Harrow Road, London, W9 3QA. Its genuine website is www.legalatlondonlaw.co.uk and telephone number is 0208 968 3260. The genuine firm’s email address is email@example.com.
The genuine firm of Legal@London Law Limited has confirmed that it has no connection to the website referred to in the above alert.
The SRA authorises and regulates, or formerly authorised and regulated, firms of solicitors who have previously had offices at 35/37 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7JN (which is understood to comprise several offices). None of these firms are believed to have any link to the website referred to in the above alert.
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.