Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. ‘Drained’ high-flyer escapes strike-off despite dishonesty finding

Award-winning former TLT associate admitted misleading client but said he was overwhelmed by a round-the-clock workload.

2. SRA fights decision to let solicitor jailed for attempted murder stay on roll

Leading prosecutor was suffering from severe mental illness at the time of the 2016 attack.

3. Right to settle directly is a matter of individual freedom, Supreme Court hears

Insurer denies ‘cheating’ law firm out of £12,500 costs in case crucial to insurance and legal sectors.

4. Solicitors brace for landmark judgments

Conveyancing and personal injury lawyers face a month of reckoning as judges grapple with issues that could make or break their business models..

5. SRA shows mercy to ex-Eversheds lawyer over ‘fabricated’ email

Regulator decides not to pursue dishonesty charges after evidence of medical condition taken into account.