Fraudsters Stealing Our Name

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It has come to our attention that a handful of companies out there are taking advantage of our strong, professional and well-established brand for their own dishonest gains. We take this very seriously.

We have spotted a company during our recent checks, who have been advertising across the internet, posing as Sarah Waddington Solicitors Ltd. While their admiration of our work is a compliment, this is fraud and against the law. This company is not SRA registered, and therefore do not follow the strict ethical guidelines that genuine law practices do. There are several articles across the internet explaining that this particular organisation is a scam, and are in fact taking thousands of pounds of innocent people’s money, with nothing in return.

We have reported this to Google and the SRA and have requested that they add this company to their scam list.

If you have any concerns about approaches you may have had, please get in contact with us. As a solicitor, we are obliged to register our trading styles with our regulator. You can check the trading styles that we have registered on the law society find a solicitor page, which you can find here.

The use of any other trading styles in connection with Sarah Waddington Solicitors are likely to be bogus and should not be relied upon.

Our top tips:

Please beware of companies posing as genuine law firms, who work hard for their name and reputation. Check their website thoroughly and look for key pieces of information such as:

  • The companies SRA number. You can also double check that this is accurate by visiting the SRA website, which you can visit by clicking here.
  • Check for accreditations, such as Lexcel logos, this indicates that the company is accredited by the Law Society.
  • At the bottom of the company’s website, you should be able to see a Copyright notice, with the organisation’s full name. Double check that this is the same company that you thought you were looking at.
  • If you are still in doubt, call the company directly and ask to speak to an advisor or someone you have dealt with before. Do not give over any personal details until you are sure you are speaking to the right organisation. If you are speaking to a solicitor, your details will be confidential so you can discuss personal information in confidence.

If you have any doubts or spot another company posing as Sarah Waddington Solicitors Ltd., please let us know at [email protected]

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