Warning: Website misusing the name of F A Legal Limited
11 June 2021
The website 'www.fa-legal.com' is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a law firm in London.
What is the scam?
The SRA has become aware that a website 'www.fa-legal.com' is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a law firm called 'F.A Legal Limited'.
This website is not a website for a genuine firm of solicitors.
The website does misuses the name and address of a genuine firm of solicitors (see below). It also provides an email address of 'admin@FA-legal.co.uk'.
Any business or transactions through the website or the email address set out above are not undertaken by a solicitor's firm or a solicitor authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called FA Legal Limited. The genuine firm’s registered address is Second Floor, Berkeley Square House Berkeley Square London W1J 6BD.
The genuine firm FA Legal Limited does not have a website and has confirmed that it has no connection to the website referred to 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.