Warning: Website for 'Morgan Chambers' claiming to be a law firm
9 January 2023
The website at 'www.morganchambers.co.uk' is operating falsely claiming to be a law firm called 'Morgan Chambers'
What is the scam?
The website at 'www.morganchambers.co.uk' is operating falsely claiming to be a law firm called 'Morgan Chambers'.
The website misuses the names and photos of genuine solicitors and also misused the name of a former employee of a genuine firm (see below). It also claims that 'Dion J Robbins' is employed there as an associate.
The website provides the email address of 'email@example.com' and telephone number of '+447458936475'. It also misuses the postal address of a genuine firm of solicitors (see below).
The SRA does not authorise and regulate a law firm called 'Morgan Chambers', nor does it authorise and regulate solicitors called 'Yasmin Yau-Karim' and 'Dion J Robbins'.
Any business or transaction through a firm called 'Morgan Chambers' is 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 'MFG Solicitors LLP'. The firm's head office is at Adam House, Birmingham Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2SH. Its genuine telephone number is 01562 820181 and its genuine email addresses end with the domain '@mfgsolicitors.com'.
The SRA also authorises and regulates genuine solicitors called Javed Ahmed, Justin Parker, Nichola Wilson and Stephen Wyer, who are all partners at the genuine firm of MFG Solicitors LLP.
The genuine firm MFG Solicitors LLP has also confirmed that it previously employed an individual called Yasmin Yau-Karim however she is no longer employed there.
The genuine firm MFG Solicitors LLP and the genuine solicitors Javed Ahmed, Justin Parker, Nichola Wilson and Stephen Wyer have confirmed that they do not have any connection with 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.