Lupton Fawcett was tipped off by one of its own lawyers, who spotted the ad in Awaaz newspaper.
The solicitor who had copied the advert, Deepak Prasad of Prasad Solicitors, said: “I got a letter to say that they [Lupton Fawcett] have copyright and I wrote back to say that I'm very sorry, but I didn't realise that they had a copyright. And it's not exactly The Guardian or The Daily Telegraph.”
However, he said he accepts Lupton Fawcett's argument and has made sure the advert will not appear again.
“It's bizarre that it should be a lawyer and he claims he didn't know he was doing anything wrong,” exclaimed a Lupton Fawcett spokesperson.
Despite being a solicitor, Prasad was unaware that the ad may have been copyrighted.