Warning: The Website "www․solacelawsltd․com"
3 December 2019
The website "www․solacelawsltd․com" is operating, claiming to be for a firm of solicitors based in Birmingham․
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed that a website "www․solacelawsltd․com" is operating and falsely claiming to be the website for a firm of solicitors called "Solace Law Solicitors".
The website is not a genuine website for a firm of solicitors.
The website misuses the name and registered postal address of a former genuine Alternative Business Structure (ABS), authorised and regulated by the SRA (see below).
The website provides a telephone number of "+0744 094 1007" and an email address of "email@example.com". It also gives the names of Edward Rae, Sufia Ali and Jean-Luc Henaff as members of its management team.
The SRA does not authorise and regulate solicitors called Edward Rae, Sufia Ali and Jean-Luc Henaff.
Any business or transactions through the website or contact details above are not undertaken by a firm of solicitors or by an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorised and regulated an ABS called Solace Law Solicitors Ltd; whose address was 387 Coventry Road Small Heath Birmingham B10 0SW. The ABS ceased trading on 30 April 2018.
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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