According to the legal body, it has seen letters from a firm named “AP & Asociados” – which claims to be a law firm based in Colombia – that are headed, “AP & A >< Linklaters”. The letters are utilising the branding structure used by Linklaters with its Australian Big Six ally Allens
, which uses “Allens >< Linklaters”.
One of the letters, sent in relation to an arbitration matter, was sent from the email address “UDRP@linklaters.us”. The letters show that the firm has described itself as a Linklaters affiliate, and as an “Agent for Linklaters LLP US South America & Caribbean.”
Linklaters has confirmed it is in no way affiliated to the Colombian firm, or connected to the correspondence seen by the SRA and the aforementioned email address used to send one of the letters.
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales has issued a warning detailing how a Colombian outfit is pretending to be an agent of