SRA issue alert warning of a bogus firm

SRA issue alert warning of a bogus firm

In their eighth alert issued during March the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have warned the public to “be wary if they are contacted by anyone anyone claiming to be from Alan Ashley & Co Advocate & Solicitors.”
The SRA say they have “received information that individuals are being sent letters purportedly from Barrister Alan Ashley at Alan Ashley & Co Advocate & Solicitors, 36 – 38 Whitefriars Street, The City, London, EC4Y 8BQ.”  The letters claim that an unknown relative has left them an inheritance.
The telephone number +44 770 002 2665, fax number +44 203 163 0531 and the email address [email protected] are not legitimate contact details for solicitors practice Alan Ashley & Co.
Alan Ashley & Co is a genuine firm which is authorised and regulated by the SRA. Alan Ashley is a solicitor and recognised sole practitioner of Alan Ashley & Co. The office of Alan Ashley & Co is located at 36 – 38 Whitefriars Street, London, EC4Y 8BQ. The firm’s genuine telephone number is +44 (0)20 7822 7482, its genuine fax number is +44 (0)20 7583 3433 and its email address is [email protected]
Any correspondence via an email address of [email protected], or via the telephone numbers +44 770 002 2665 or fax number +44 203 163 0531, say the SRA,  are not undertaken by a solicitor or an individual authorised or regulated by us.
The SRA have asked that anyone who has information about, or has had dealings with "Alan Ashley & Co Advocate & Solicitors" from the email address [email protected] and via the telephone numbers +44 770 002 2665 or fax number +44 203 163 0531, especially if it concerns the payment of money, report the matter to the police.
The SRA confirm Alan Ashley & Co is a genuine firm which is authorised and regulated by the SRA. Alan Ashley is a solicitor and recognised sole practitioner of Alan Ashley & Co. The office of Alan Ashley & Co is located at 36 – 38 Whitefriars Street, London, EC4Y 8BQ. The firm’s genuine telephone number is +44 (0)20 7822 7482, its genuine fax number is +44 (0)20 7583 3433 and its email address is [email protected]
Members of the public who have been affected by the matter can make a report to the SRA by emailing [email protected]  Solicitors should make a report on the SRA red alert line 0845 8500999 or by email [email protected]

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