Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…


1. Bolton law firm Asons ceases trading in ‘fresh start’

Personal injury firm at centre of council grant row under new ownership.

2. ‘Cautionary tale’ on free advice from solicitors

Law firms account for nearly all respondents to HM Revenue & Customs consultation.

3. Young solicitor banned after holding £36k stolen by her partner

Naomi Jane Barnes ‘made a serious mistake in trusting someone she loved’.

4. SRA moves in to shut down Asons as firm loses £2.1m

Town hall chiefs reveal former chief executive Kamran Akram personally repaid £300,000 to Bolton Council.

5. Solicitor, 67, jailed and struck-off for taking £1.2m from dead clients

Linda Box admitted fraud in court and two charges of dishonesty before the SDT.