Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Cobbetts collapse: eight to face tribunal over alleged incompetence

SRA announces referrals following investigations after 2013 takeover of Manchester firm. 

2. Defendant firms named in £126m credit hire ‘conspiracy’ action

Details emerge of mammoth claim involving three law firms after expert witnesses on courtesy car hire rates are committed for contempt.

3. Leigh Day: Junior solicitor ‘massively regrets’ destroying document

Anna Crowther denies wrongdoing as she tells tribunal she did not attach importance to translation.

4. High court appointments - five solicitors make the grade

Efforts to promote diversity in the judiciary show signs of progress.

5. Police officer targeted ex-wife’s divorce solicitor

Norfolk officer is dismissed for campaign against his former partner.