Warning: Emails and telephone calls from 'Palmer and Brooks' and its website

17 January 2024

Emails and telephone calls have been received by a member of public from 'Palmer and Brooks' in respect of recovered funds.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been advised that telephone calls have been made and emails and WhatsApp messages sent from someone claiming to be 'Kevin Rosenberg' of 'Palmer and Brooks' regarding recovery of stolen funds.

The emails were sent from

The SRA has been advised that the WhatsApp messages were sent from the telephone number +447366727259.

The SRA has also been advised that a website is operating'' which claims to be for 'Palmer and Brooks' solicitors.  The website gives the email address '' the telephone number '+447366727259' and the address 49 Gresham Street' London' England.

The website also lists a number of 'attorneys' including 'Davis Cooper' 'Kevin Rosenberg' 'Jerry Steiner' Christof Lunt' 'Emily Jansen' ands 'Filippos Papadakis'. It also gives the name of a genuine solicitor authorised and regulated by the SRA (see below).

SRA does not authorise or regulate a firm of solicitors called Palmer and Brooks.

The SRA does not authorise or regulate individuals called Kevin Rosenberg Davis Cooper' 'Jerry Steiner' Christof Lunt' 'Emily Jansen' or 'Filippos Papadakis'.

Any business or transaction through 'Palmer and Brooks' the individuals or contact details listed above is not undertaken by a firm or individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA does authorise and regulate a number of solicitors called David Palmer, none of whom are believed to have any connection with ‘Palmer and Brooks' or the website and communication detailed 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.