Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Anger at QC’s ‘postman’ slur on solicitors

Criminal barrister Simon Spence QC suggests litigators’ fee should be re-allocated.

2. SRA intervenes into Asons offshoot Coops Law

Regulator confirms it has shut down law firm, which was born out of the closure of Asons Solicitors

3. Hillsborough: Police solicitor and senior officers charged

Peter Metcalf will appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on 9 August.

4. Retired solicitor ends career after historic breach of client confidentiality

Stephen Chittenden removes himself from the roll after SRA probes his actions in 1980s murder investigation. 

5. ‘Good solicitor working incredibly hard’ fined £5k for disbursement errors

Disciplinary tribunal says Rosalind Diana Kathleen Dunning failed to devote attention to management of practice.