Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Six solicitors charged over alleged £12.6m legal aid fraud

Nine people will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 17 July.

2. Legal profession ‘dismayed’ by privilege ruling, Court of Appeal hears

English legal system is ‘out on a limb’ with current interpretation of privilege, says QC for Law Society. 

3. Slater and Gordon fined £80k over Quindell file sharing

Solicitors Regulation Authority confirms record fine for an alternative business structure.

4. ‘Honest and credible’ PI solicitor cleared of making claims without permission

Tribunal raps SRA over costs claim in case involving the transfer of untraceable clients’ money to Solicitors’ Benevolent Fund.

5. LAA relaxes ‘ghost’ solicitor rule

Law Society welcomes changes to 14-hour requirement that penalised defence practitioners with caring responsibilities.