New editor at the helm

The Lawyer has appointed a new editor. Mary Heaney takes over from Fennell Betson.

Heaney rejoins The Lawyer after a period editing Lawyer International. Prior to this, she was deputy editor at The Lawyer having worked on the publication for six years.

“I am extremely excited at the opportunity to be editor of a magazine which is avidly read across the profession.

“The Lawyer is the publication which changed the face of legal journalism and I intend to ensure that it stays out front,” Heaney says. Betson, editor for four years, is involved in a new launch by publisher Centaur Communications.