Experts in Professional Discipline & Regulation

Trusted by firms and individuals

We are nationally recognised specialists in the field of Solicitors’ Professional Discipline & Regulation with many years’ experience advising and representing firms and individuals.

We are a multi-award-winning firm, consistently top-ranked in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 in our specialist field. Our team are all individually recognised as experts in SRA related matters. Our years of experience at the forefront of professional discipline have equipped us with an acute understanding of the SRA’s expectations, and how to best advise and represent your interests.

The core services we provide are the representation of firms and individuals facing Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) investigations, and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) proceedings, avoiding and challenging SRA intervention, advice on regulatory compliance including self-reports to the SRA, appeals to the SDT and the Administrative Court, Successor Practice advice, insurance coverage advice and representation in insurance coverage investigations.

‘Murdochs Solicitors is a small firm that punches above its weight in representing solicitors under investigation by the SRA’ Legal 500 UK.

SRA Investigations

We have many years of experience guiding firms and individuals through long and complex SRA investigations. Robert Forman really understands the perspective and psychology of regulatory bodies. He gets what they will be concerned about and knows how to best represent your case in language they will respond to. Chambers & Partners

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SDT Defence

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. Legal 500

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Self-Reports & Other Reports to the SRA

A well-constructed report will help you achieve compliance and could help avoid a finding of professional misconduct. We have the experience to guide you whether to report, and more importantly, how it should be done.

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Intervention – Preventing & Challenging

Andrew Blatt frequently advises practitioners on SRA interventions, including handling voluntary practice closures. Chambers & Partners UK

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Appeals to the Administrative Court

Considering whether to appeal, and how to respond to an SRA appeal involves fine decisions. As SRA experts, we have the specialist experience to guide you on these important decisions.

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Regulatory Advice

We receive instructions for advice from a wide variety of law firms, from top 100 law firms through to sole practitioners.

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Suitability Test issues

We guide applicants on the disclosure of, and how to address previous criminal offences and competence/experience issues when seeking Student Enrolment or applying for approval as COLP/COFA or non-lawyer manager.

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Practising Certificates

We guide solicitors on how to remove, modify or challenge the recommendation or imposition of Practising Certificate conditions. It’s best to plan well in advance of a renewal application.

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Professional Indemnity Insurance

We provide reliable Successor Practice Advice & Effective representation in Coverage Investigations.

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