Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Tribunal shows mercy to solicitor who backdated document in ‘blind panic’

Solicitor with seven years’ experience ‘mortified’ to be before Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

2. Slater and Gordon sell-off in prospect as BLM link emerges

Conversations under way about ‘working closely’ with Slater and Gordon’s business legal services team.

3. Simpson Millar leaders leave for rival firm

Yorkshire practice outline their plans for expansion and growth.

4. Divorce ruling ‘leaves law in state of flux’

Court of Appeal says judge did not err when he awarded £3.5m to Karen Hart.

5. Divorce lawyer fined over intimate relations with client

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal critical of SRA ethics helpline after ‘opaque’ advice given to caller.