Warning: Documents from ‘My Lawyer LLP’ claiming to be from a law firm

5 December 2023

Documents from 'My Lawyer LLP' or stamped 'My Lawyer' in relation to providing legal services for recovering investments funds.

What is the scam?

Documents have been sent to a member of the public from 'My Lawyer LLP', or that are stamped 'My Lawyer'. We understand the instructions related to supposedly helping to recover funds from investments, with one document seen by the SRA referring to the firm being instructed in 'Suspending a non-British Investment file'.

The documents provided, including supposed ID documentation, misuse the names and SRA ID numbers of two genuine solicitors (see below).

The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors called 'My Lawyer LLP'.

Any business or transaction through 'My Lawyer LLP' as referred to is not undertaken by an individual or firm of solicitors authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine solicitor called Malik Asim Saeed, whose SRA ID is 230056.

The SRA called authorises and regulates a genuine solicitor called Maryam Shaikh, whose SRA ID is 590170.

The genuine Malik Saeed Malik and Maryam Shaikh have confirmed that they do not have any genuine connection with the documents 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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