The Legal Notices should be read as a whole. Certain words as used in the Legal Notices and elsewhere on this website, in emails and in other materials are to have the meanings assigned here.
We are aware that the name of our firm and individual lawyers within it, have been used in various attempted frauds.
Most recently we have been informed that a bogus law firm, "Bird & Bird Law Partners", is circulating letters offering to assist recipients facilitate the release of a substantial charitable donation from the Neil Trotter Charity Project. The letters are sent in the name of James Taylor (said to be a "registered B&B firm partner") and are addressed as though sent from our London office, although they bear bogus telephone, fax and email contact details.
Please note that:
We recommend that you delete any scam emails you receive and do not reply to scam letters.
Please contact us if you wish to check if any communication you receive which refers to our firm or our lawyers is genuine.
Phone calls, letters, emails and texts from scammers or fraudsters can seem legitimate and convincing so it's important to be vigilant and look for anything suspicious.
Become familiar with some of the more common scams and the tips on how to keep yourself secure listed below. If you receive any communication purporting to be from Bird & Bird or any of our partners or employees about which you are uncertain or suspicious, check the background; until you are satisfied do not respond, do not provide personal or confidential information and do not authorise any money transfer.
We are aware of recent attempts to persuade companies to pay substantial amounts of money on the strength of a communication supposedly from a partner at Bird & Bird.
KEEPING YOURSELF SECURE
You can find further information on scams on the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.
Please let us know about any suspicious communications by emailing us and we will investigate.
Please note that this firm and its lawyers have no involvement in the scams described above or any other scams; our name is being used in an unauthorised and illegal way. Note that we do not use Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo or similar addresses. Unfortunately, we may not be able to recover the funds for you if you have paid money away to a scam, even if the fraudster has pretended to be from Bird & Bird. However, we do take all cases seriously and our Risk & Compliance team will be happy to take the details of your case.
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