New editor for The Lawyer

The Lawyer has hired former deputy editor of Marketing Week Sean Brierley as its new editor.

Brierley has been a journalist for 10 years and is a former university lecturer in mass communications and journalism.

He has written a best-selling book on the advertising industry and has a masters degree in public policy and administration.

He replaces Mary Heaney who has left to pursue other interests.

“The Lawyer broke the mould in legal journalism and has established a unique reputation for campaigning, independent and hard-hitting coverage. While maintaining the paper's high standards my first role will be to oversee major expansion plans,” he said.

See “City Lawyer launches” editorial, page 16.