Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Quinn Emanuel sacks London partner for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Two separate complaints brought against Mark Hastings earlier this year.

2. Solicitor tells court: This place is too busy to shut

Cambridge lawyer makes impassioned speech after client told to wait another six months for trial. ‘Powers that be are nowhere to be seen,’ she says.

3. Receptionist banned for missing cash cover-up

Employee falsified bank statements to make it seem money was deposited.

4. Firm and duo fined £12k over banned referral fees

Pair were found to have unintentionally breached new rules introduced in 2013.

5. Ban for solicitor who aided drug dealers and fraudsters

Experienced lawyer agrees to most severe punishment after criminal convictions.