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. Appeal rules against seller’s solicitors in crucial Dreamvar liability case

Vendor’s solicitors found to bear responsibility for losses in the event of conveyancing fraud.

3. Top QC fined £10,000 over payment in property case

Andrew Thornhill should have pulled out of role as independent expert after ‘inference’ that independence compromised, tribunal rules.

4. Slater and Gordon opens £30m warchest - but two offices to close

Renewed focus on automated processes part of a ‘new chapter’ for the firm.

5. City firms ‘squeezed’ fee income from stricken Carillion

MPs’ report finds construction giant shelled out almost £2 million in legal fees days before collapse.