In line with Government guidance, all of our offices are closed. However, we are very much open for business to help advise you with your legal needs remotely and safe.
We have invested in technology and adapted our processes so that our lawyers can work from home so that we are able to provide all of our services remotely.
We will not be able to provide face to face interviews, but we can take your instructions and update you by telephone, email or by video conference. We appreciate that this is a different way of working and we thank you for your patience at this difficult time.
Cybercrime is a priority risk for the legal sector and it’s not going away during the Covid-19 pandemic.We take the security of our systems very seriously and have invested in appropriate defences to prevent personal data being accidentally or deliberately compromised and to avoid breaches of confidentiality.
The money and sensitive information that law firms handle remains attractive to criminals during lockdown and Cyber criminals are still operating using the same basic tactics as before the current crisis
So together we must be being extra-vigilant as Cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of any vulnerabilities in systems or the different mindset people may have when they are dealing remotely.
This is one of the most common cybercrime scams which involves you being contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure you into providing sensitive data such as your personal information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.
Examples of when you should be wary of Phishing are –
a message with an eye-catching statements designed to attract your attention immediately. Often stating that you have won a prize or a tax refund.
A favourite tactic is to send a message asking you to act fast because a super deal is only for a limited time.
A link in a message may not be all it appears to be. Hovering over a link shows you the actual URL where you will be directed upon clicking on it.
If you see an attachment in an email (even from an apparent trusted source) that you were not expecting or that doesn’t make sense, do not click on it or try to open it. They often contain malware like ransomware or other viruses.
An email from someone you don’t know or an unusual email from someone you do know , if anything seems out of the ordinary, unexpected, out of character or just suspicious in general don’t click on it or act on it.
Be vigilant and exercise caution when opening any emails, attachments or links and when responding to any requests for your personal credentials or bank account details.