Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Corrupt Manchester solicitor jailed for 43 fraud offences

Firm’s boss ‘completely undermined this role through his deceitful and absolutely illegal actions’.

2. Judge overturns suspension of barrister who gave client ‘food money’

Roy Headlam was suspended for six months late last year in unique case.

3. Lying paralegal granted return to profession after six weeks

SRA confirms legal clerk will not be allowed to attend office without supervision.

4. Civil Liability Bill: Government secures crucial win by just 13 votes

Peers vote down amendment that would have removed provisions for fixed whiplash tariffs.

5. KPMG fined £3m for insufficient ‘scepticism’ over Quindell

Accountant admitted failing to obtain reasonable assurance that the financial statements were ’free from material misstatement’.