Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Asons director ‘allowed’ firm to become embroiled in fraudulent activity

Kamran Akram denies acting recklessly or lacking integrity.

2. Cohabitant entitled to slice of partner’s £1.5m estate, judge rules

Forty-two-year relationship sufficient for reasonable provision to be awarded, High Courty decides in landmark judgment.

3. National firm and partners fined over transactions

Partners of Laytons Solicitors LLP did not realise they were breaching rules but accept fines.

4. Former Asons chief appears at SDT

Kamran Akram of Asons Solicitors is facing charges related to personal injury claims.

5. Pioneering solicitor QC quits magic circle for chambers

Judith Gill hails ‘exciting times for arbitration in Singapore’.