Warning: Website claiming to be for a law firm called Amadele Solicitors
19 November 2021
A website has been operating at 'www.amadelesolicitors.co.uk' for 'Amadele Solicitors' claiming to be a law firm in London.
What is the scam?
A website has been operating at 'www.amadelesolicitors.co.uk' for 'Amadele Solicitors' claiming to be a law firm. The website states it is authorised by the SRA and provides a false SRA ID of '8898858' and a false image of the SRA digital badge.
The website provides a postal address of 'Suite 200B, Cumberland House, 80 Scrubs Lane London NW10 6RF', an email address of 'email@example.com', a telephone number of '020 3369 2099' and a mobile number of '07843 615 870'.
The SRA does not authorise and regulate a firm of solicitors called 'Amadele Solicitors'.
The website misuses the name of a genuine firm of solicitors (see below).
Any business or transaction through 'Amadele Solicitors' or the contact details provided 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 authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called Morgan Carter Solicitors Limited whose genuine SRA ID is 623472. The head office is at 121-123 Yorkshire Street Oldham OL1 3TQ. The website is www.morgancarter.co.uk and the telephone number is 0161 711 0890. The firm email end with the domain @morgancarter.co.uk.
Morgan Carter Solicitors Limited has confirmed that they do not have any connection 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.