Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Judge’s warning: ‘Don’t expect opponents to flag up your mistakes’

Claimant had suggested defendants were taking advantage of an error over the claim form submission.

2. Jailed MEP’s solicitor struck off for ‘blindingly obvious’ misuse of public funds

Misconduct was on behalf of a client who was ‘difficult, unpleasant and strong minded’, tribunal rules. 

3. ‘Oh dear. Oh dear.’ Judge’s fury at ‘motorway pile-up of a case’

Withering tribunal ruling concludes: ’I hope I do not see this case again.’

4. SRA ushers in ‘Uberisation’ of legal services

Regulator wants to make it easier for solicitors to operate freelance.

5. Solicitor convicted of attempted murder given hope of return to profession

Iain Farrimond was found to be in the grip of a severe medical condition when he attacked his wife last year.