Honours & Awards


  • (2021) Robert Forman co-authors The Solicitor's Handbook 2022
  • (October 2020) Chambers & Partners UK 2021 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt - Band 2, Robert Forman - Band 4. Chambers said, ‘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 A source comments: "They are very proactive with clients and are a powerful team with complementing skills." One client remarks that the firm provides "high-quality advice at a reasonable price." "They have excellent insight into approaches taken by the SRA and know how best to respond," another client reveals. Notable practitioners. Andrew Blatt focuses his practice on professional discipline matters in the legal sector. He frequently defends solicitors facing SRA investigations and SDT proceedings. "He is an enthusiastic and driven lawyer who has tremendous knowledge of the law." "Andrew has a forensically-tuned mind which allows him to reduce complex documents down to the core matters in a case." Robert Forman possesses a strong reputation within the legal services regulatory sector, due to his excellent track record defending legal professionals in SDT proceedings. He is also adept at helping firms avoid SRA intervention following solicitor misconduct. "Robert 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." "He provides very prompt and clear advice and is a good strategist." "He is an outstanding solicitor who provides very robust, thorough and empathetic advice."
  • (Sep 2020) Legal 500 2021 - Professional Discipline - Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt - Leading Individual, Robert Forman & Nick Trevette - recommended - 'Murdochs Solicitors' team is 'excellent in both the law and applying its knowledge'. The practice focuses almost exclusively on defending solicitors and other legal professionals facing regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Practice head and senior director Andrew Blatt specialises in SRA investigations, SDT proceedings and complex partnership disputes involving alleged misconduct. Director Nicholas Trevette regularly appears as an advocate at the SDT. Also recommended is senior consultant solicitor Robert Forman, who handles the firm’s retainers with large law firms and complex investigations. ‘The team are approachable and excellent in not only the law but also in applying their knowledge. I initially had dealings with Andrew Blatt and Robert Forman. The partner who has had conduct of my case is Nick Trevette. On initially contacting Murdochs, it became apparent that this firm is different in that they demonstrated a willingness to spend some time listening to my case without first insisting on taking funds on account. In short the unique factor was their compassion. It was also apparent very quickly that they are experienced, really know their field and are experts.’ ‘The team are totally dedicated and their service is second to none. They provide excellent value for money. Nick Trevette is a leader in his field and achieves excellent outcomes in an expeditious fashion.’ ‘They are interested in you as individuals, as that in reality is what gives the firm its credence and respect. Robert Forman Understands me, how I work, my fears and how to take those feelings into creating a positive plan.’ ‘This is an entirely specialist team. They have different skills which cover the whole spectrum of regulatory & disciplinary advice particularly in relation to solicitors. They are in my view leaders in this field. Nick Trevette is proactive enthusiastic & has an excellent manner with clients who appreciate his style. Andrew Blatt is expert in advising firms under threat of intervention. Robert Forman has impressive legal knowledge & is very adept at matters of detail.’
  • (May 2020) ACQ5 Global Awards 2020 UK - Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year, Murdochs Solicitors
  • (April 2020) ACQ5 Global Awards 2020 UK - Professional Discipline & Regulation Lawyer of the Year, Robert Forman, Murdochs Solicitors
  • (February 2020) ACQ5 Law Awards 2020 UK - Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year, Murdochs Solicitors
  • (October 2019) Chambers & Partners UK 2020 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt - Band 2, Robert Forman - Star. Chambers said, ‘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 describe the practice as "extremely competent and highly professional," citing the "customer care, quality of advice and pricing" as key strengths. Sources add: "They're practical and user-friendly." Notable practitioners Andrew Blatt focuses his practice on professional discipline matters in the legal sector. He frequently defends solicitors facing SRA investigations and SDT proceedings. Robert Forman has forged an outstanding reputation at the forefront of the legal services regulatory sector, due to his excellent track record defending legal professionals in SDT proceedings, as well as SRA investigations and appeals to the Administrative Court. A client notes: "He's knowledgeable and wise to the subtler nuances and practices of the SRA, allowing him to calmly and assuredly guide us through the tactical maze."
  • (Sep 2019) Legal 500 2020 - Professional Discipline - Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt - Leading Individual, Robert Forman & Nick Trevette - recommended - '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 in SRA investigations, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) proceedings and complex partnership disputes involving misconduct - Nick Trevette and senior consultant Robert Forman.' 'The firm handles disciplinary cases with great skill and success'. 'It is exceptionally knowledgeable, committed and experienced, and the lawyers are diplomatic and creative problem solvers'. 'Robert Forman is an excellent lawyer'. 'Andrew Blatt is sensible and pragmatic'. 'Nick Trevette does a great job on cases - he is clear and frank, and under promises but over performs'.
  • (2019) Robert Forman, co-authors The Solicitor's Handbook 2019 (Law Society)
  • (2019) ACQ5 Global Awards 2019 UK - Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year, Murdochs Solicitors and UK - Professional Discipline & Regulation Lawyer of the Year, Robert Forman, Murdochs Solicitors
  • (2019) ACQ5 Law Awards 2019 UK - Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year, Murdochs Solicitors
  • (Nov 2018) Chambers & Partners UK 2019 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt - Tier 2, Robert Forman - Star – Chambers said, '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. 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." 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.'
  • (Oct 2018) Legal 500 UK 2019 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt, Robert Forman & Nick Trevette recommended – 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'
  • (2018) ACQ5 Global Awards 2018 UK - Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year, Murdochs Solicitors and UK - Professional Discipline & Regulation Lawyer of the Year, Robert Forman, Murdochs Solicitors
  • (2018) ACQ5 Law Awards 2018 UK - Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year, Murdochs Solicitors
  • (Nov 2017) Chambers & Partners UK 2018 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt Tier - 2, Robert Forman - Star – Chambers said, Niche team specialising in solicitors’ professional discipline, acting exclusively in the defence of solicitors. Particular expertise in SDT proceedings, SRA forensic investigations and voluntary practice closures. Experienced in providing advice on interventions and appeals. Clients state: “They’re very good – easily contactable and responsive. Andrew Blatt frequently advises practitioners on SRA interventions, including handling voluntary practice closures. Clients say: “He’s very experienced, highly knowledgeable and empathetic. Robert Forman specialises in defending solicitors in SDT proceedings and SRA investigations. Clients state: “He has a very impressive forensic ability to go through the evidence, and is obviously a specialist in what he does.”
  • (Oct 2017) Legal 500 UK 2017 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 4, Andrew Blatt, Robert Forman & Nick Trevette recommended – ‘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. The practice’s experience extends to acting in voluntary practice closures, appeals to the Administrative Court, and compliance audits. The ‘authoritative’, ‘steadfast’, and ‘proactive’ Andrew Blatt leads the team, which includes Robert Forman (who is noted for his ‘superb acumen and industry knowledge’, ‘excellent communication skills’ and ‘tailored advice’) and Nicholas Trevette.’
  • (Jun 2017) Winners – Solicitors’ Regulatory Law Firm of the Year in England – Global Law Experts – 8th Annual Awards
  • (April 2017) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Firm of the Year, Murdochs Solicitors – ACQ5 Global Awards
  • (Jan 2017) Winners – Most Outstanding Professional Discipline Law Firm Acquisition International – Excellence Awards 2016
  • (Nov 2016) Chambers & Partners UK 2017 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 3, Andrew Blatt - Tier 2, Robert Forman - Star Chambers said ‘Niche team specialising in solicitors’ professional discipline, acting exclusively in the defence of solicitors. Particular expertise in SDT proceedings, SRA forensic investigations and voluntary practice closures. Strengths “You’d think I was their only client, so quick was their turnaround. In terms of meticulousness, efficiency and compassion, I can’t speak highly enough of them.” “They were absolutely wonderful; delightfully dedicated and very good lawyers who make you feel like you’re the only client that matters.”’‘Andrew Blatt has particular expertise in managing voluntary practice closures, as part of a broad solicitor-focused practice. He earns praise from clients for his “professional, supportive and thorough” approach.’ ‘Robert Forman’s practice is focused on defending solicitors in SDT proceedings. One client notes: “It is clear that tribunal members respond positively to his well thought-out and clearly presented arguments. In what was a very difficult time, it was reassuring to know that my case was being dealt with by an expert in this field.”’
  • (Sep 2016) Legal 500 UK 2016 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked Tier 4, Andrew Blatt, Robert Forman & Nick Trevette recommended Legal 500 said, ‘Murdochs Solicitors ‘is a small firm that punches above its weight’ in representing solicitors under investigation by the SRA. Department head Andrew Blatt ‘relates well to clients and has a very human touch’. Robert Forman and Nicholas Trevette are also recommended.’
  • (May 2016) Winners – Solicitors’ Discipline & Regulation – Global Awards 2016 – Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2016
  • (Apr 2016) Winners – Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year – ACQ5 Law Awards 2016
  • (Mar 2016) Winners – Best Professional Discipline Law Firm – UK – Acquisition International – Dispute Resolution Awards 2016
  • (Oct 2015) Chambers & Partners UK 2016 – Professional Discipline – Firm, Andrew Blatt & Robert Forman (Star) ranked. Chambers said, ‘The firm has excellent expertise in the field of SDT and professional disciplinary matters. Clients report that they “could not fault” Robert Forman, whom they “can’t recommend highly enough.” He is noted for his patience and dedication to his work, which is focused on the legal sector.on the legal sector.’
  • (Sep 2015) Legal 500 UK 2015 – Professional Discipline – Firm & Andrew Blatt recommended
  • (Apr 2015) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year – ACQ5 Law Awards 2014/15
  • (Oct 2014) Chambers & Partners UK 2015 – Professional Discipline – Firm, Andrew Blatt & Robert Forman ranked – Chambers said, ‘Robert Forman regularly defends lawyers in disciplinary tribunals. Sources note that he is “very adept at getting directly to the heart of complex legal issues.’
  • (Oct 2014) Legal 500 UK 2014 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked & Andrew Blatt recommended
  • (Apr 2014) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year 2014 – ACQ5 Global Awards 2014
  • (Oct 2013) Chambers & Partners UK 2014 – Professional Discipline – Firm, Andrew Blatt & Robert Forman ranked
  • (Oct 2013) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year 2013 – ACQ5 Law Awards 2013
  • (Sep 2013) Legal 500 UK 2013 – Professional Discipline – Firm ranked & Andrew Blatt recommended
  • (Jun 2013) Winners – UK Professional Discipline & Regulation Law Firm of the Year 2013 – ACQ Global Awards 2013
  • (2012) Chambers & Partners UK 2013 – Professional Discipline – Firm, Andrew Blatt & Robert Forman ranked

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