Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Prisons and Courts Bill scrapped

Legislation will run out of time before parliament is dissolved.

2. Fire your law firm’s misfits within weeks - ex-John Lewis boss

Efforts by law firms to stand out by defining their ‘values’ and purpose commonly fail through lack of management commitment, the former head of customer service at iconic department store chain John Lewis has said.  

3. Super exam gets go ahead - in 2020

Modified solicitors qualifying examination will replace current system, spelling the end of the graduate diploma and LPC.

4. Four-office Yorkshire firm shut down over dishonesty suspicions

Announcement on the SRA website confirms action against two owners of 30-strong practice. 

5. Leigh Day ignored client’s violent reputation to ‘keep him sweet’

Tribunal hears that solicitors involved in Iraq claims were ‘grotesquely’ negligent.