The importance of instructing an SRA and SDT specialist

June 1, 2018By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

Solicitors investigated or prosecuted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority may be tempted to self-represent or rely on that trusted colleague for pro-bono representation, but as their career and reputation are at stake this is likely to be a false economy. SDT specialist A Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal specialist understands the nuances of professional discipline, a unique … Read More

Murdochs maintains Chambers UK 2018 ranking as a Leading Firm in Professional Discipline

November 3, 2017By adminArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

In yesterday’s release, Murdochs were ranked in Band 3 of 5 in Chambers UK wide Professional Discipline sector, placing the firm as the equal highest ranked specialist solicitors professional discipline firm in the UK. Murdochs’ three-strong team are also well placed in the individual rankings, Andrew Blatt ranked in Band 2, and Robert Forman, as … Read More

Murdochs Solicitors maintains Legal 500 ranking as a leading firm in Professional Discipline

October 12, 2017By adminArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

Legal 500’s 2017 publication says the following about us : Murdochs Solicitors provides ‘reliable, detailed, and robust advice’ in defending solicitors and other legal professionals facing investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. The practice’s experience extends to acting in voluntary practice closures, appeals to the Administrative Court, and compliance … Read More

SRA v Kadurugamuwa [2017] EWHC 2245 (Admin) : SRA appeal dismissed by the Administrative Court

July 12, 2017By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

Robert Forman in our professional discipline team acted for the Respondent solicitor in this appeal heard before Lord Justice Simon and Mrs Justice McGowan in the Administrative Court yesterday, 11th July 2017. The SRA’s appeal against the order of the SDT was successfully resisted. The court dismissed the SRA’s appeal, and refused the regulator permission … Read More

Murdochs wins award for Most Oustanding Professional Discipline Law Firm

January 11, 2017By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

Murdochs’ three-strong professional discipline & regulation team, Andrew Blatt, Robert Forman and Nick Trevette have been recognised in the Acquisition International Excellence Awards 2016, winning the award, ‘Most Outstanding Professional Discipline Law Firm’. Murdochs’ team specialises in disciplinary and regulatory issues faced by solicitors, its core work involving, the representation of solicitors in Solicitors Regulation Authority investigations … Read More

Murdochs ranked in Chambers UK 2017 for Professional Discipline

November 3, 2016By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

Murdochs’ three-strong Professional Discipline team has maintained its ranking in Chambers & Partners UK 2017. This is what Chambers has to say about us : What the team is known for Niche team specialising in solicitors’ professional discipline, acting exclusively in the defence of solicitors. Particular expertise in SDT proceedings, SRA forensic investigations and voluntary practice … Read More

SRA Warning to the Profession – Disciplinary risk to solicitors acting in high-yield investment schemes

September 21, 2016By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

The SRA has today issued a repeat warning about solicitors acting in high-yield investment schemes. That the SRA have today felt it necessary to repeat a warning given in 2013 is indicative that law firms’ involvement in such schemes remains problematic, and that more than just a handful of firms are involved. Of course not … Read More