Warning: "James Meguire Solicitors” and the website "jamesmegsolicitors․com"
3 March 2020
The website "jamesmegsolicitors․com" is operating, which falsely claims to be a law firm in London․
What is the scam?
The website claims to be for a law firm called "James Meguire Solicitors" and "J.M Solicitors".
This website is not a website for a genuine firm of solicitors.
The website provides postal addresses of "29 Cookhill Rd London, England" and "7 Stratford Pl, Marylebone, London W1C 1AY, UK", a telephone number of "(+44) 131 5105797", a fax number of "(+44) 131 5105797" and an email address of "firstname.lastname@example.org".
The website misuses the name of a genuine firm of solicitors (see below).
Any business or transactions using "jamesmegsolicitors.com" or any of the contact details provided 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 does authorise and regulate a firm called James Maguire & Co Limited trading as Maguire Family Law. The registered address is Black Box Beech Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5ER. The telephone number is 01625 529 456 and the website is at www.family-law.co.uk.
The genuine firm has confirmed to the SRA that it has no connection with the website 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.