The SRA – Your ill-health, the end of your career – The SRA’s wellbeing imperative

April 30, 2021By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

The problem The SRA warns the profession from taking a ‘tick-box approach’ to AML compliance, and yet when it comes to its obligation to safeguard the mental health of solicitors is it guilty of doing just that? The SRA is statutorily obliged to encourage an independent, strong, diverse and effective legal profession[1] and, arguably, to … Read More

Webinar – Practising as and dealing with unregulated businesses and freelance solicitors – co-hosted for The Law Society by SRA specialist Robert Forman

February 17, 2020By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

SRA specialist, Robert Forman co-hosted a webinar for The Law Society on 13th February 2020 on ‘Practising as and dealing with unregulated businesses and freelance solicitors’. The Law Society maintains webinars for purchase for up to a year following presentation. The webinar is available for purchase here.

Robert Forman’s Webinar for The Law Society on Changes to the rules on reporting concerns to the SRA

October 1, 2019By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

This webinar provides individuals, managers, COLPs and COFAs with advice on the new reporting rules which will be introduced in November 2019, including elements of the SRA’s new Enforcement Strategy and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s (SDT) new procedural rules including the change to the standard of proof in disciplinary proceedings. Robert Forman co-hosted the Webinar … Read More

The Solicitor’s Handbook 2019 – Robert Forman of Murdochs Professional Discipline Solicitors

October 1, 2019By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

Robert Forman is a co-author of The Solicitor’s Handbook 2019, published on 30 September 2019 by The Law Society. The book is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to solicitors’ regulation. It covers the changes to the new SRA standards and regulations which come into force on 25 November 2019 in addition to recent statutory changes … Read More

Murdochs maintains Legal 500 recognition as a leading firm in Professional Discipline

September 27, 2019By RFormanArticles, News, Solicitors' Regulation

Legal 500 2020 said the following about us – Murdochs Solicitors ‘has excellent knowledge of the law and practice of SRA interventions into solicitors’. The practice has longstanding experience defending solicitors and other legal professionals that face regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. The team comprises practice head and senior partner Andrew Blatt – who specialises … Read More