Warning: Website claiming to be a law firm called 'Piccadilly Attorneys'
9 February 2024
A website at 'www.piccadillyattorneys.com' was operating which falsely named two 'solicitors'.
What is the scam?
The SRA has seen a website of 'Piccadilly Attorneys’ which claims to be for a legal firm. On the 'Attorney’ page of the website, it describes two individuals called 'Nicholas Taylor’ and 'Sarah Mitchell’ as solicitors at the firm (see below).
The website provides an email address of 'email@example.com', telephone number of '+442895810626' and address of 7-8 Essex Street, Temple, London, WC2R 3LD.
The SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors called 'Piccadilly Attorneys'.
Any business or transaction through the email address of 'firstname.lastname@example.org', the telephone number '+442895810626' and the website of 'Piccadilly Attorneys’ is not undertaken by a firm authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates several genuine solicitors called Nicholas Taylor and Sarah Mitchell.
The SRA has no record of a Nicholas Taylor nor Sarah Mitchell who are connected to the entity 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.