Warning: Website profile for a ‘law firm’ called 'Angharad Percy' (not connected to a genuine solicitor)
1 December 2021
A website has been operating at ‘www.theuksolicitors.co.uk’ misusing the name of Angharad Percy.
What is the scam?
A website has been operating at 'www.theuksolicitors.co.uk'. The website appears to be a directory for law firms and solicitors.
The website provides details of a law firm called 'Angharad Percy', falsely claiming it is a 'certified law firm'. It also provides the postal address of 'Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road Richmond TW8 2PR' (see below).
The SRA does not authorise and regulate a firm of solicitors called 'Angharad Percy' (but see below in relation to a genuine solicitor of the same name).
Any business or transaction through a supposed law firm called 'Angharad Percy' (or through the entry for this on the above website referred to above) are not undertaken by a solicitors' practice or individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA does regulate a genuine solicitor called Angharad Percy who is on the Roll of Solicitors, but is not currently practising as a solicitor.
The genuine Angharad Percy has confirmed she has no connection to the website or ‘Angharad Percy Law Firm’ referred to in the above alert.
The SRA authorises and regulates a number of firms with the address Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road Richmond TW9 2PR, none of whom are believed to be connected 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.
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