Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. City solicitor faces huge costs bill after dishonesty strike-off

Interim costs of £300,000 imposed on Alexis Maitland Hudson.

2. Strike off for head-butt solicitor

Philip Saunders was captured on CCTV head-butting Mohammad Reza Ghadami in a High Court building. 

3. Quoted firm rapped by judge for ‘breathtakingly rude’ correspondence will face no action

Keystone Law tells stock exchange it will not face disciplinary action over handling of litigation.

4. PI solicitors banned after multiple failings on hearing loss claims

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal strikes off senior partner and colleague after more than 30 claims failed.

5. Judge slams ‘game-playing’ immigration lawyers and refers three firms to SRA

High Court issues new guidance designed to remind solicitors of their responsibilities.