What’s the scam?

We’re aware of a scam firm who have been claiming to be solicitors called Carter Legal Associates. They have been using the details of a genuine firm of solicitors in Edinburgh called Capital Defence Lawyers in Edinburgh.

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What are we doing?

The firm whose website the scam is duplicating has been notified, as have the police.

What should you do?

Do not respond to correspondence or calls reporting to be from Carter Legal Associates.

Contact the police if you suspect a scam.

You can check if a firm or individual solicitor is genuine by using our Find a Solicitor tool.

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Fraud and scam alerts

We regularly issue alerts to members and the public in response to threats to the profession. We also raise awareness of any potential scams involving fake solicitors or firms.