Be Alert to Cybercrime
It is clear that there is an increasing risk of emails being hacked and false bank details being provided to law firms. For this reason, all clients should send their bank details to us by post or provide them in writing at a face-to-face meeting with your lawyer (such as by providing a recent bank statement containing the relevant bank details). Hine Downing LLP will not use bank details sent only by email for payments or receipts to avoid any possible email fraud.
Hine Downing LLP will not take responsibility if you transfer money to a wrong bank account. Please speak to your lawyer before transferring any money if you have any doubts or concerns. If you receive an email from Hine Downing LLP requesting your bank details, or an email providing you with bank details, please contact your lawyer immediately to clarify the position as we do not use email to send or receive bank details.