Trending news articles on the Gazette this week…

1. Solicitor oversaw ‘obscene’ £5m costs overcharging against NHS

Hull firm founder conducted a planned and deliberate campaign to inflate costs, tribunal hears.

2. Solicitors’ patient data demands anger GPs

Tensions are rising between doctors and solicitors as GP surgeries complain of being bombarded with requests for free copies of patient records.

3. Four struck off and £250k fine as tribunal punishes Axiom misconduct

Six individuals found to have benefited personally from millions of pounds intended to fund cases.

4. City lawyer banned over transfer of funds to personal account

Miguel Lopez was suspended and subsequently resigned just nine months after joining London office.

5. Mystery shoppers find solicitors ignoring potential clients for days

Many potential clients left waiting for firms to call them back.