Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Barrister has toy car confiscated over ‘weapon’ fears

Criminal Bar Association chief attacks illogical court lists and ‘insulting’ behaviour of staff. 

2. Exclusive: SRA to appeal Leigh Day tribunal verdicts

Barrister representing regulator says High Court challenge ‘clearly has prospects of success’, insisting the case was properly pursued.

3. Solicitor jailed for 10 years for eco-investment tax scam

Rodney Whiston-Dew ’simply motivated by a desire to become extremely rich and to evade tax’. 

4. ‘Change your attitude’: judge threatens litigators with ‘draconian’ costs penalties

Fixing hearings around the diaries of busy counsel is ’a clear case of the tail wagging the dog’, says Mr Justice Fraser.

5. Solicitor suspended after misleading insurers about complaints

Sole principal also made agreement with vulnerable client to drop SRA and ombudsman complaints.