About us

We are a specialist, multi-award winning firm of solicitors, nationally recognised for our expertise in the field of Solicitors’ Professional Discipline & Regulation.

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 'Niche team specialising in defence of solicitors' professional discipline proceedings. Particular expertise in SDT matters, SRA forensic investigations and voluntary practice closures. Experienced in providing advice on interventions and appeals. "They are true specialists in professional discipline and they do it with compassion and excellence," one client reveals, adding: "Their key point of difference is their ability to build strong relationships with their clients and the regulators." Chambers UK 2022

We are ranked as a leading firm in the field of Professional Discipline (Chambers & Legal 500) and repeat winners of awards (UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year). Our specialist team, includes Robert Forman, co-author of The Solicitor's Handbook 2022 (as well as earlier 2019 edition).

'Murdochs Solicitors' The 'small, highly effective team' at Murdochs Solicitors has longstanding experience in focusing almost exclusively on defending solicitors and other legal professionals facing regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Practice head and senior partner Andrew Blatt, who 'focuses on delivering a great result', specialises in SRA investigations, SDT proceedings, and complex partnership disputes involving misconduct; 'extremely knowledgeable' senior consultant Robert Forman, who is 'very much a solicitor's solicitor', is an expert in SRA and SDT proceedings; and director Nicholas Trevette is 'incredibly reassuring'. ‘This team really cares; they take the time to understand your issue properly. You never feel rushed and they always have your wellbeing at heart. As experts in this field, and with the firm only specialising in this area, they are technically excellent.‘ ‘‘Dedicated almost solely to solicitors’ disciplinary matters, so that the team has a granular understanding of both the SRA and the SDT.' Legal 500 UK 2022

Murdochs’ team, Andrew Blatt, Robert Forman and Nick Trevette are individually recommended for Professional Discipline in Legal 500, Andrew Blatt listed as a 'Leading Individual', while Andrew Blatt and Robert Forman are additionally individually ranked by Chambers in Professional Discipline, Robert Forman having achieved ‘Star’ status for the five successive years.

Our team is renowned for delivering high quality and cost-effective legal services.  We’ve been serving solicitors across the UK for in excess of 30 years. We were established in the City of London in 1984, before relocating to, what is now an administrative hub, in London E11. Our nationwide practice sees us meet solicitors in all parts of England & Wales.