Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. City lawyer suspended after assault conviction

Tribunal finds Alastair Main acted in breach of two SRA principles during incident at rowing club dinner.

2. High Court provides guidance on fundamental dishonesty

Lawyers welcome binding decision, which enables paying parties to take on those who bring dishonest claims.

3. ‘Only solicitors can determine what is a bill’ - High Court throws out challenge

Former client retained specialist practice JG Solicitors to contest deductions from her £2,100 RTA damages.

4. SRA closes firm ahead of prosecutions

Intervention to protect interests of North Lincolnshire practice’s clients. 

5. Deceitful claimant ordered to pay back £20k damages

Facebook searches uncovered that ‘victim’ was friend of other driver in collision at centre of road traffic accident claim.