Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…


1. Boastful barrister fined and reprimanded

Michael Wolkind QC - who could ‘get Stevie Wonder a driver’s licence’ - fined £1,000 for comments on website.

2. High Court admonishes Slater and Gordon solicitor for disclosure omission

Judge says recent relevant case should have been brought to the court’s attention.

3. Phil Shiner struck off for dishonesty over Iraqi claims

End of the road for human rights activist as tribunal finds him guilty on 22 counts.

4. Law Society may intervene in landmark fraud case

Case involving City firm sparked widespread confusion over the scope of a solicitor’s liabilities and what reasonable checks they can make during the buying process.

5. Rota ‘mistake’ could cost firm £40,000

Wigan firm told it has not been allocated any slots on forthcoming crime duty rota.