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 2021 '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."'
Legal 500 2021 '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.' 'The team are approachable and excellent in not only the law but also in applying their knowledge.' '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.'
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 2019 and The Solicitor's Handbook 2022 (expected to be on sale December 2021), Robert is an experienced Professional Discipline solicitor, with particular expertise in the field of Solicitors’ Professional Discipline & Regulation. Primarily his work comprises defending solicitors and firms in SRA investigations and SDT proceedings, and advising law firms on potential reports to the SRA.
Chambers 2021 ‘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."'
Legal 500 2021 - '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 ...recommended is senior consultant solicitor Robert Forman, who handles the firm’s retainers with large law firms and complex investigations'. '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.’ In previous editions, ‘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.
Legal 500 2021 - '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.' 'Director Nicholas Trevette regularly appears as an advocate at the SDT.' '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. 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.