New Pinsents head targets freedom of information work

Pinsent Masons has appointed Rosemary Jay to head the firm’s information law practice.

Jay takes over from Shelagh Gaskill, who passed away earlier this year.

Based in Manchester, Jay specialises in freedom of information. Her priority will be to market the information law practice to the industries set out in the firm’s new core-sector strategy.

Jay said: “We have to do some real thinking about how to target this specific practice area at the industries of the core-sector strategy.”

Pinsent Masons wants to maximise the cross-selling opportunities presented by the December 2004 merger. The core-sector strategy looks at banks, central government, construction, health, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, retail and leisure, support services and technology.

Jay has been with Pinsent Masons since 1999, after she joined from the Office of the Information Commissioner. She has been a partner for three years.