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Have you received a solicitor's letter from Duke Chambers? It could be a scam

The Law Society is warning that it has no record of Duke Chambers, Duke Solicitors, or a solicitor called Mr Steven Duke.

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THE LAW SOCIETY of Ireland has warned that fake solicitors letters are currently in circulation from a firm calling themselves ‘ Duke Chambers’.

The letters relates to ‘a contract award committee and KBC Bank’ and claims to be from either a solicitor called Mr Steven Duke, or a firm called Duke Solicitors or Duke Chambers.

However, the Society has no record of this firm or solicitor.

“No such solicitors’ firm is registered with or regulated by the Law Society of Ireland and no such person has been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland,” they said in a statement on their website, noting that it is an offence to “use any name, title, addition or description or make any representation or demand” that imitates a solicitor .

Details on the letter include an address at Ashpark Grove, Lucan, Co Dublin, an email address registered in Italy and a website registered in Australia. The email originates from “Annemarie Carthy”.

The Society has advised that any information about or dealings with the firm and solicitor should be reported to Gardaí.

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