Warning: Stamped document misusing the name of BGM Law Ltd and Manraj Somal

16 April 2024

A legal charge document has been stamped misusing the name of BGM Law Ltd and Manraj Somal.

What is the scam?

The SRA has seen a document purporting to be for a Legal Charge which has used a 'stamp' purporting to be for 'BGM Law Ltd'.

The document seen by the SRA misuses the name of a genuine firm and solicitor (see below). It also includes an old address for the genuine firm.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called BGM Law Ltd which operates from Suite 14 Imperial Wharf, Fulham Business Exchange, The Boulevard, London, SW6 2TL. The genuine firm does not have an office stamp.

The SRA also authorises and regulates a genuine solicitor called Manraj Somal.

The genuine firm of BGM Law Ltd and the genuine Manraj Somal have confirmed they do not have any connection to the document 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.