Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Conduct probe into High Court judge ends with retirement

Disciplinary panel was due to meet on Monday to hear misconduct allegations against The Honourable Sir Peter Winston Smith.

2. Appeal backs ‘fundamental dishonesty’ finding when it was not pleaded

Case believed to be the first to test the principle of fundamental dishonesty when judge is first to raise the defence.

3. Slater and Gordon chief leaves with £162k

Annual report to shareholders gives details of Andrew Grech’s leaving terms.

4. Automation to take 67,000 legal jobs, Society predicts

Loss will be offset by continuing growth in demand for legal services, according to sector forecast.

5. Solicitor awarded £70,000 over ‘perjury’ libel

Judge dismisses part-time volunteer editor’s common-law ‘Reynolds’ defence.