Jonathan Ames, the former editor of the Law Gazette, is to become senior editor (legal) at Dubai-based publishers The Media Factory.
Ames, who had edited the Gazette for seven years until the end of March this year was also head of editorial at the Law Society’s Commercial Services Directorate.
He will take editorial responsibility for The Brief, a new monthly magazine aimed at leading businesspeople and overseas and domestic lawyers practising in the United Arab Emirates as well as the broader Middle East region.
Ames said: ‘The Emirates and the wider Middle East present major business prospects and there is a significant gap in the market for comprehensive coverage of the law and business in the region, which The Brief will fill.”
Ames joined the Law Gazette as a news reporter in 1990 and moved up through the jobs of news editor and deputy editor before becoming editor in 2000.