Paul Rogerson, famed for many a good legal story in the Herald newspaper, is now off to be editor in Chief of the Law Society Gazette.
We wish him well. All the best Paul !
Paul, who will be remembered by many for the "Would Granny Swear by the Law Society" story, which exposed Chief Executive Douglas Mill as a bare faced liar (again) in front of the Justice 2 Committee hearings into the LPLA Bill in June 2006, did a fine job at the Herald on legal issues, giving a balanced view particularly on regulatory matters, which some other newspapers are less than happy to tackle.
Press Release from the Law Society in England :
Friday 31 August 2007
Des Hudson, Law Society Chief Executive, today announced the appointment of the new editor-in-chief of the Law Society Gazette, the most widely read news magazine in Europe for the legal profession.
Paul Rogerson joins the Gazette having gained wide experience as a journalist in both business-to-business publishing and newspapers. He is currently the London-based City editor of The Herald, Scotland's leading quality national daily newspaper. Paul has extensive knowledge of professional services, having edited trade titles in the sector and a weekly legal section for The Herald.
Des Hudson, Law Society Chief Executive, says: “Paul brings with him a mass of journalistic experience. His appointment will help to deliver services to our members more efficiently, and is central to the sharper focus on supporting solicitors.”
Paul will take charge of the editorial and production teams that produce comprehensive coverage of all areas of the law both at home and abroad. From high street to City boardrooms, the Gazette reports and analyses all the issues affecting lawyers. It is also the premier source and market leader for recruitment and other advertising aimed at the legal profession.
For more information please contact the Law Society press office on 020 7320 5764.