Warning: Website falsely claiming to be a law firm called Krixon Law Firm
15 July 2021
A website is operating, falsely claiming to be a law firm called 'Krixon Law Firm'.
What is the scam?
The website 'www.krixonlawfirm.com’ is operating, falsely claiming to be a law firm called 'Krixon Law Firm'.
The SRA does not authorise and regulate a firm of solicitors called 'Krixon Law Firm'.
The website provides a contact number of '+44 (0) 7547473574’, an email address of 'email@example.com’ and a postal address of '135 Chamber Street Edinburgh Midlothian EH1’.
The website misuses the names and photograph of several staff members and the SRA identification number of a genuine firm of solicitors (see below).
Any business or transaction through 'Krixon Law Firm' is not undertaken by a solicitors' practice or by 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 Kingsley Napley LLP, whose head office address is 20 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4DN. The telephone number is 020 7814 1200, the SRA ID is 500046 and genuine website is www.kingsleynapley.co.uk.
The genuine firm of Kingsley Napley has confirmed that neither the firm nor their employees have any connection to the website referred to in the alert above.
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.