Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…


1. Top-60 law firm goes flexible after finding desks left empty

Browne Jacobson says one in five staff members work remotely, but it wants ‘mogility’ proportion to rise.

2. Immigration judge enraged by law firm’s ‘blackmail’

Counsel warned that it is not their duty to defend instructing solicitors who have failed to conduct cases properly. 

3. Blacker: SDT ignored my disability

Solicitor-advocate appeals against striking off and £86,000 costs of hearing, saying reasoning was ‘woeful’.

4. Bolton Council admits mistake over ‘secret’ Asons grant

Chief executive of Bolton Council answers questions over £300,000 emergency powers grant to law firm. 

5. Renowned agriculture solicitor struck off for property scheme

Peter Rhys Williams helped a bankrupt client to conceal the full sale of the property from Northern Rock.