Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Solicitors warned: explain delays or expect default judgment

High Court ruling reasserts judicial attitude to non-compliance near the third anniversary of the key Denton ruling.

2. Administrator confirms grim news for creditors of two failed PI firms

Administration expenses now beyond original estimates as costs continue to mount.

3. Fine for divorce lawyer who said litigant in person behaved ‘like a fisherwoman’

SRA agrees fine after solicitor admitted misconduct in emails sent to opponent representing herself in matrimonial case.

4. Football club solicitor awarded £18,000 over ‘struck off’ libel

Web posting about in-house solicitor would not have been treated as ‘saloon bar’ banter, judge rules.

5. Leigh Day: SRA can’t rely on Shiner to nail us

Day 20 of the longest tribunal case on record closes with defence halfway through closing submissions.