Legal Week has undergone its first major redesign since its launch in January 1999.
Its 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 Limited.
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 The Illustrated London News and Police Review.
Legal Week editor John Malpas 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.” The 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 website through ‘Talkback’, which encourages readers to post their responses to articles on the internet.