Warning: Email misusing the name of Fletchers Solicitors Limited

28 June 2024

Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from Fletchers Solicitors Limited, which may contain malware if opened.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from a solicitor at a genuine firm.

The email was sent using an email address of 'ScannerDocxNutexafrictions-SystemMailboxEMailServerDeliveryMicrosoftTeamsMeeting…'

The email provides a link to a supposed document but may contain malware if opened.

The email misuses the name 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 Fletchers Solicitors Limited. The email domain for the firm is

The genuine firm Fletchers Solicitors Limited have confirmed they do not have 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.