Legal Week has undergone its first major redesign since its launch in January 1999.
publisher, Incisive Media, said the redesign was a reflection of its
commitment to invest in the title, which it acquired in September 2005
from Global Professional Media.
Design consultant Paul
Carpenter, who worked on the original Legal Week template, conducted
the revamp with the title's first designer, Fleur Valois, formerly of
Illustrated London News and Police Review.
John Malpas, editor
of Legal Week, said: "The original Legal Week design had a distinctly
classical feel that helped establish it in the market remarkably
quickly. But after seven years it was starting to look a little tired.
We wanted to bring the design bang up to date, giving the magazine a
progressive look that reflected our overall editorial approach."
title has radically overhauled its masthead, introduced features to
increase engagement with the readership – both at the senior and junior
level and boosted the magazine's interaction with its web site through
‘Talkback', which encourages readers to post their responses to
articles on the web.