Honours

 Honours & Awards

  • (Nov 2017) Chambers & Partners UK 2018 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt Tier 2, Robert Forman Star Associate – Chambers said, 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 closures. Experienced in providing advice on interventions and appeals. Clients state: “They’re very good – easily contactable and responsive. Andrew Blatt frequently advises practitioners on SRA interventions, including handling voluntary practice closures. Clients say: “He’s very experienced, highly knowledgeable and empathetic. Robert Forman specialises in defending solicitors in SDT proceedings and SRA investigations. Clients state: “He has a very impressive forensic ability to go through the evidence, and is obviously a specialist in what he does.”
  • (Oct 2017) Legal 500 UK 2017 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 4, Andrew Blatt, Robert Forman & Nick Trevette recommended – ‘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 audits. The ‘authoritative’, ‘steadfast’, and ‘proactive’ Andrew Blatt leads the team, which includes Robert Forman (who is noted for his ‘superb acumen and industry knowledge’, ‘excellent communication skills’ and ‘tailored advice’) and Nicholas Trevette.’
  • (Jun 2017) Winners – Solicitors’ Regulatory Law Firm of the Year in England – Global Law Experts – 8th Annual Awards
  • (April 2017) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Firm of the Year, Murdochs Solicitors – ACQ5 Global Awards
  • (Jan 2017) Winners – Most Outstanding Professional Discipline Law Firm Acquisition International – Excellence Awards 2016
  • (Nov 2016) Chambers & Partners UK 2017 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt Tier 2, Robert Forman Star Associate Chambers said,
    • ‘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 closures. Strengths “You’d think I was their only client, so quick was their turnaround. In terms of meticulousness, efficiency and compassion, I can’t speak highly enough of them.” “They were absolutely wonderful; delightfully dedicated and very good lawyers who make you feel like you’re the only client that matters.”’
    • ‘Andrew Blatt has particular expertise in managing voluntary practice closures, as part of a broad solicitor-focused practice. He earns praise from clients for his “professional, supportive and thorough” approach.’
    • ‘Robert Forman’s practice is focused on defending solicitors in SDT proceedings. One client notes: “It is clear that tribunal members respond positively to his well thought-out and clearly presented arguments. In what was a very difficult time, it was reassuring to know that my case was being dealt with by an expert in this field.”’
  • (Sep 2016) Legal 500 UK 2016 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 4, Andrew Blatt, Robert Forman & Nick Trevette recommended Legal 500 said, ‘Murdochs Solicitors ‘is a small firm that punches above its weight’ in representing solicitors under investigation by the SRA. Department head Andrew Blatt ‘relates well to clients and has a very human touch’. Robert Forman and Nicholas Trevette are also recommended.’
  • (May 2016) Winners – Solicitors’ Discipline & Regulation – Global Awards 2016 – Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2016
  • (Apr 2016) Winners – Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year – ACQ5 Law Awards 2016
  • (Mar 2016) Winners – Best Professional Discipline Law Firm – UK – Acquisition International – Dispute Resolution Awards 2016
  • (Oct 2015) Chambers & Partners UK 2016 – Professional Discipline – Firm, Andrew Blatt & Robert Forman (Star Associate) ranked. Chambers said, ‘The firm has excellent expertise in the field of SDT and professional disciplinary matters. Clients report that they “could not fault” Robert Forman, whom they “can’t recommend highly enough.” He is noted for his patience and dedication to his work, which is focused on the legal sector.on the legal sector.’
  • (Sep 2015) Legal 500 UK 2015 – Professional Discipline – Firm & Andrew Blatt recommended
  • (Apr 2015) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year – ACQ5 Law Awards 2014/15
  • (Oct 2014) Chambers & Partners UK 2015 – Professional Discipline – Firm, Andrew Blatt & Robert Forman ranked – Chambers said,Robert Forman regularly defends lawyers in disciplinary tribunals. Sources note that he is “very adept at getting directly to the heart of complex legal issues.’
  • (Oct 2014) Legal 500 UK 2014 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked & Andrew Blatt recommended
  • (Apr 2014) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year 2014 – ACQ5 Global Awards 2014
  • (Oct 2013) Chambers & Partners UK 2014 – Professional Discipline – Firm, Andrew Blatt & Robert Forman ranked
  • (Oct 2013) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year 2013 – ACQ5 Law Awards 2013
  • (Sep 2013) Legal 500 UK 2013 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked & Andrew Blatt recommended
  • (Jun 2013) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year 2013 – ACQ Global Awards 2013
  • (2012) Chambers & Partners UK 2013 – Professional Discipline – Firm, Andrew Blatt & Robert Forman ranked

If you want us on your team, e-mail or speak to Andrew Blatt on 07973 752498 or Robert Forman on 07976 562236.

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