Warning: Stamped document misusing the name of Kenneth Bush Limited

8 January 2024

A supposed lease document and 'stamp' misusing the Kenneth Bush Limited.

What is the scam?

A document purporting to be a property lease claims to have been prepared and 'stamped' by 'Kenneth Bush Limited'.

The document misuses the logo, registered address, SRA ID and stamp of a genuine firm of solicitors (see below).

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called Kenneth Bush Limited based at 11 New Conduit Street King's Lynn PE30 1DG. The SRA ID is 612051.

The genuine firm of Kenneth Bush Limited has confirmed that they do not have any connection to the stamp, or 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.