SRA issues warning over Grindrods Solicitors

SRA issues warning over Grindrods Solicitors

The SRA has issued a warning on its website over an office operating as Grindrods Solicitors in Merseyside.  The alert can be seen below:
Information received by the SRA indicates that an office operating as Grindrods Solicitors at 25 Haydock Street, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 9AD ( is not a legitimate branch office of the solicitor’s practice, Frank Howard trading as WA Law.
Frank Howard of 10 Winmarleigh Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1NB ( is a legitimate solicitor’s practice which is authorised and regulated by the SRA. Frank Howard had a branch office at the Haydock Street address which closed on 2 December 2011. The firm no longer operates from that address.
Any business or transactions operating from the Haydock Street address or via the website are not undertaken by a solicitor’s practice authorised by the SRA, and are not regulated by the SRA. Money should not be sent to anyone operating from this address.
Any dealings with the office at Haydock Street, particularly if it involves the payment of money, should be reported urgently to the SRA red alert line on 01926 4396731/0845 8500999 or [email protected], or to the police.
If you have any information about the Haydock Street office please also contact the SRA on the above numbers.

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