Warning: Emails misusing the name of Bradley Albuery of Blake Morgan LLP

5 January 2024

Emails have been sent misusing the name of Bradley Albuery of Blake Morgan LLP and advising to make transfer of funds.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been advised that emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from Bradley Albuery of Blake Morgan LLP allegedly providing new bank account details and requesting to make a transfer of funds.

We have been advised that false communication was sent from 

Any communication or transaction through the above email address is not undertaken by Bradley Albuery of Blake Morgan LLP.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA authorises a genuine solicitor called Bradley Albuery, who is a partner at the genuine firm Blake Morgan LLP. The genuine firm Blake Morgan LLP's email domain ends in ''. Its head office address is New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Southampton, SO53 3LG and its telephone number is 02380908090.

The genuine firm has confirmed that neither it, nor its genuine Bradley Albuery has any connection to 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.