Warning: Email misusing the name of Samuel Phillips Law

4 April 2024

Emails have been sent misusing the name of Samuel Phillips Law in relation to conveyancing transactions.

What is the scam?

Emails have been sent claiming to be from 'Samuel Phillips Law' in relation to conveyancing transactions. The emails ask the recipients to transfer funds in relation to conveyancing matters to a bank account which is not associated with the genuine firm of solicitors.

The emails were sent using the  email domain  ''. 

The emails misuse the name of a genuine firm of solicitors (see below).

Any business or transaction through the email domain of '' 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 firm of solicitors called Samuel Phillips Law . The firm's email domain is '', please note the double 'l'

The genuine firm of solicitors Samuel Phillips Law have confirmed that they do not have any connection with the emails 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.