Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Firm ordered to withdraw from VW group action case

Harcus Sinclair was in dispute with Chesterfield-based Your Lawyers over progression of case.

2. Time to end solicitor-bar divide, first female solicitor QC says

June Venters will be called to the bar by Middle Temple on Thursday.

3. Fine for national firm that treated missing money as ‘internal issue’

Duncan Lewis Solicitors rebuked by the SRA for non-compliance with regulatory principle.

4. Jail for fraudster pair who conned law firms

Email would encourage recipients to change bank transfer arrangements.

5. Former partner Simon Speirs dies in round-the-world race

Experienced yachtsman dies at 60 after falling overboard during headsail change in Southern Ocean.