Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Judge pleads with counsel for end to 17-year ‘orgy of litigation’

Court also rejects appeal which amounted to giving litigant ‘another bite at the cherry’. 

2. ‘That’s not cool!’ City firm promotes office safe-word

Travers Smith says it is encouraging staff to call out inappropriate language.

3. Strike-off for false witness to mortgage documents

Client was out of the UK when solicitor was meant to have witnessed her signature.

4. Simpson Millar ‘very sorry’ as 91 jobs axed

National firm seeking to recover from difficult period under previous owners.

5. Shiner shifted £500k assets to family members before going bankrupt

Insolvency Service says former solicitor’s conduct prior to his bankruptcy was ‘unacceptable’.