Andrew Stephen Blatt, Senior Director (Admitted 1985)
Ranked in Chambers and Partners UK & recommended by Legal 500 UK for his work in Professional Discipline, Andrew has been helping solicitors for many years.
Chambers & Partners UK 2022 - 'Andrew Blatt focuses his practice on professional discipline matters in the legal sector. He frequently defends solicitors facing SRA investigations and SDT proceedings."He's a good lawyer and is very experienced."
Legal 500 UK 2022 - '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 ...‘Andrew Blatt has very strong, deep knowledge of the SRA investigation process, and the rules and the case law surrounding it, as well as good communication, a down-to-earth approach, and knowledge of the case handlers at the SRA – he focuses on delivering a great result...Andrew Blatt was excellent – guided me expertly through the process and helped achieve an outstanding outcome through his knowledge of the law and the regulator.'
You can find Andrew's full biography and contact details here.
Robert Howard Forman, Senior Consultant (Admitted 1997)
Co-author of The Law Society's flagship publication The Solicitor's Handbook 2022 (and earlier 2019 edition), Robert is an experienced Professional Discipline solicitor, with particular expertise in the field of Solicitors’ Professional Discipline & Regulation. Robert represents firms and solicitors subject to SRA investigations and SDT proceedings, as well as providing advice on all other aspects of professional discipline and indemnity insurance.
Chambers & Partners UK 2022 - '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. "He's very personable, quick to respond, has great legal knowledge and provides very practical advice.""Robert is very much a solicitor's solicitor. He is pragmatic and adds value by having been close to the regulatory process for a number of years.""He's extremely sharp on the details of cases that can be very paper-heavy." " In previous edition, 'Robert Forman 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."'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."'
Legal 500 UK 2022 - ''Extremely knowledgeable' senior consultant Robert Forman … is 'very much a solicitor's solicitor', is an expert in SRA and SDT proceedings … extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic in his approach.’ and in previous editions, 'Robert Forman has impressive legal knowledge & is very adept at matters of detail.' 'Robert Forman understands me, how I work, my fears and how to take those feelings into creating a positive plan.’ ‘Robert Forman … is an excellent lawyer ... is noted for his ‘superb acumen and industry knowledge’, ‘excellent communication skills’ and ‘tailored advice’.
You can find Robert's full biography and contact details here.
Nicholas Anthony Trevette, Director (Admitted 2004)
Recommended by Legal 500 for his work in Professional Discipline, Nick spent over 20 years investigating fraud and other criminal offences prior to seeking qualification as a solicitor. Nick has rapidly gained a strong reputation in Solicitors’ Discipline & Regulation. He is a panel member of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme, a member of the Lawyers Defence Group and a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.
Chambers & Partners UK 2022 - '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."
Legal 500 UK 2022 - '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.‘ ‘Good, clear, honest advice from a small, highly effective team. Clients benefit from a highly personalised service and specialist advice; and they know they can speak to the team whenever they need to, and get top-quality, up-to-the minute advice. I highly recommend them. ‘Dedicated almost solely to solicitors’ disciplinary matters, so that the team has a granular understanding of both the SRA and the SDT.‘ ‘Nicholas Trevette was personable and easy to talk to – always on the end of the phone and incredibly reassuring.' and in previous editions, '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. Nick Trevette is proactive enthusiastic & has an excellent manner with clients who appreciate his style.'
You can find Nick's full biography and contact details here.