Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. MoJ asked to explain three-hour, 22-minute estimate for court trip

Commons justice select committee questions assumptions in letter to justice minister Lucy Frazer.

2. PI market will shrink to just a dozen firms says legal investor

Risk capital manager believes high street banks are pulling out from the market for smaller firms.

3. Dreamvar loss could price out small firms

Last week the Court of Appeal heard that smaller firms could be priced out of conveyancing if a controversial ruling is upheld.

4. Jailed solicitor caused ‘colossal harm’ to profession through scams

Members of the public duped into investing in schemes that never existed.

5. Simpson Millar fined for part in £4.5m stamp duty avoidance

Firm collected around £350,000 from promoters pushing the scheme and clients benefitting from it.