Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…


1. Courts bill: MoJ confirms sweeping PI reforms for October 2018

Legislation to include whiplash tariffs and a ban on pre-medical offers.

2. Creditors lose £5m as failing law firm sold at knock-down value

Companies House document shows full extent of sums owed by national ABS Triton Global.

3. £72,000 bill for £3,000 claim ‘disproportionate’, costs judge insists

Court finds Thompsons Solicitors had not planned ahead for the amount of work clinical negligence claim would require.

4. High Court awards £2 damages to claimants who wanted £15m

Judge says compensation not required where there has been no financial loss.

5. Ex-solicitor disbarred for misappropriating client funds

Rajesh Babajee, struck off the roll last year, did not attend bar tribunal hearing.