Murdochs’ award winning professional discipline team comprising Andrew Blatt, Robert Forman & Nick Trevette continue to be recognised as leaders in their fields by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 in the 2019 rankings.

Chambers reports : ‘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. Strengths Clients say: “The team as a whole is extremely able. They have impressive knowledge, and a degree of specialism that makes them stand out from the other firms practising in this area.” Others say: “They are technically gifted and engaging.” Notable practitioners Andrew Blatt is a well-regarded lawyer who demonstrates expertise defending solicitors against SRA investigations and SDT proceedings. Sources note: He allies to his expertise a pragmatic, problem-solving approach to his clients’ situations. He always goes the extra mile and achieves outstanding results.” Robert Forman handles a range of disciplinary investigations for lawyers and law firms alike and also frequently appears before the SDT. Clients say: He is deeply knowledgeable in all aspects of regulatory compliance and has an excellent client care and case review manner which enables his advice to be prompt, succinct and pertinent.”

Legal 500 reports : Murdochs Solicitors ‘provides an excellent service in terms of immediate responses and does not disappoint clients‘. The practice is experienced in defending solicitors and other legal professionals facing regulatory investigation and disciplinary proceedings. Senior partner Andrew Blatt ‘has extensive experience and knowledge of professional conduct matters and clients just know they are in capable and reliable hands and that he will try to get the best possible outcome‘. Other highly regarded advisers are Nicholas Trevette and senior consultant Robert Forman.