Experts in Solicitors Professional Discipline & Regulation
We are a specialist, multi-award winning firm of solicitors, nationally recognised for our expertise in the field of Solicitors’ Professional Discipline & Regulation including SDT defence, SRA investigations, regulatory advice and appeals to the Administrative Court. We are ranked in Chambers and listed as a Legal 500 Leading Firm.
Our core work involves acting for firms and individual solicitors in SRA investigations, and defending proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. As one of the only firms in the country to specialise in Solicitors’ Professional Discipline & Regulation, we believe that we understand the field like no other.
‘Murdochs Solicitors is a small firm that punches above its weight in representing solicitors under investigation by the SRA’ Legal 500 UK
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 2017
Intervention – Preventing & Challenging
Andrew Blatt frequently advises practitioners on SRA interventions, including handling voluntary practice closures. Clients say: "He's very experienced, highly knowledgeable and empathetic." Chambers 2018
Appeals to the Administrative Court
Considering whether to appeal, and how to respond to an SRA appeal involves fine decisions. We have the specialist experience to guide you on these important decisions.
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.
Self-Reports & Other Reports to the SRA
A well-constructed report will help you achieve compliance and avoid a finding of professional misconduct. We have the experience to guide you whether to report, and more importantly, how it should be done.
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.