Warning: Website claiming to be an SRA regulated firm called Global Law Associates Limited
14 January 2022
The website 'www.globallawassoc.com' is operating claiming to be a law firm authorised by the SRA.
What is the scam?
The website ‘www.globallawassoc.com’ is operating, falsely claiming to be for a London based law firm called Global Law Associated Limited (see below).
The website provides an address of 105-A Roycraft Avenue, Thames View Estate, Greater London, IG11 ONS and an email address of ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. The website provides a registration number of 08056026.
The firm claims to employ 'Joseph Schwartz', 'Mike Page', 'Antonio Hernandez', 'George Brent', 'Martha Bersch', 'Abraham Rubinsky', 'Spencer Creed', 'Chris Skinner', 'Daniel Ringold', 'Mitchell Page', 'Bryan Yeates' 'Christina Cole', 'Gina Free', 'Mohammed Maktoom', 'Travis Hedgpeth', 'John Eichelberger' and 'Raj B'.
The SRA does not authorise or regulate solicitors using the above names.
The website also claims to employ individuals with the same name as genuine solicitors (see below).
Any business or transaction through the above website or individuals named above is not undertaken by a solicitors’ practice authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA understands that there is a firm called Global Law Associates Limited (company number, 08056026) which is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). The SRA has been advised that the firm can be verified through the website: www.oisc.gov.uk.
The SRA does authorise solicitors called Howard Cohen, Matthew Reed, William Stafford, and Diana Miller. These individuals are believed to have no genuine and intended 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.