Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. PI firm collapses with loss of 24 jobs - but sector upbeat for 2018

Despite pending reforms and a lengthening casualty list, most personal injury firms are bullish about their business prospects for the coming year.

2. Parking fraud costs in-house solicitor his place on the roll

Young lawyer was found to be fraudulently misusing expired local authority parking permit.

3. QualitySolicitors cuts jobs as income falls and law firms quit

Annual report says company has platform for future growth - despite liabilities exceeding assets by £713,475. 

4. Manchester solicitor suspended for paying referral fees

Tribunal hears that claims were initiated without consent of clients.

5. New Year honours for solicitors

Education legal chief and former chief magistrate awarded CBEs.