Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Leigh Day and its lawyers cleared of all 19 charges

Decision follows seven-week hearing into misconduct allegations relating to the handling of Iraq claims.

2. SRA relaxes rules on client account and where solicitors can practise

Law Society warns ‘baffling’ deregulatory agenda could sweep away consumer protections.

3. David Lidington - another non-lawyer - is new lord chancellor

Former Europe minister, who defended judges amid the ‘Enemies of the people’ furore, succeeds demoted Liz Truss.

4. Judge punishes firm that placed ‘scant importance’ on court orders

High Court opts to strike out personal injury claim after a succession of missed deadlines.

5. Hung parliament deals blow to justice reforms

Truss strengthens personal majority but question mark over entire ministerial team.