Our Services

Chambers and Partners & Legal 500 ranked for Professional Discipline, Murdochs Solicitors specialise in dealing with solicitors’ professional disciplinary and regulatory issues.

Murdochs have been advising solicitors and those involved in legal practice for many years and, in addition to being members of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme panel, were founder members of the Lawyers Defence Group and are members of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.

We act for firms, partners, members, directors, managers and employees working both in solicitors’ practices and in-house whether facing Solicitors Regulation Authority investigations, SDT proceedings, or an intervention into their practice. We are experienced at assisting firms in achieving a compliant voluntary closing of their practice and providing regulatory, partnership and professional indemnity insurance advice.

With a wealth of experience in providing advice and representation before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and the courts, Murdochs Solicitors can help you to deal with even the most complex regulatory problems, providing practical and expert advice on conduct, discipline, practice, partnership, employment and much more.

We can assist you not only in minimising the impact of an investigations, interventions or other proceedings but also in helping you to deal with the aftermath and the effects which this might have upon your practice.

The services which we can provide include:

  • Representation in SRA investigations
  • Defence at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Appeals to the Administrative Court
  • Advice on and Appeals against Interventions
  • Self-reports
  • Regulatory Advice – advising firms, COLPs and COFAs on compliance
  • Practising Certificate issues
  • Admission to the roll & the Suitability Test
  • Applications for COLP, COFA and non-lawyer manager roles & the Suitability Test
  • Successor Practice Advice
  • Professional indemnity insurance coverage disputes
  • Practice Disposals &  Voluntary Practice Closures
  • SRA Authorisation & setting up in practice
  • Representations against the publication of regulatory decisions
  • Applications for restoration to the Roll of Solicitors
  • s.43 Applications to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Legal Ombudsman complaints

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

Murdochs Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA number 52683. The professional rules governing our lawyers can be found at rules.sra.org.uk. Copyright © 2011, Murdochs.