The Law Society Gazette
(also known as the Gazette
or the Law Gazette
) is a British weekly trade magazine
in England and Wales
published by the Law Society of England and Wales
While it is available to buy and on subscription, it is provided to all solicitors with a current England and Wales practising certificate (as well as trainee solicitors). This makes its position different to more niched British legal trade publications
such as The Lawyer
, Legal Week, Solicitors Journal, New Law Journal
, Legal Business, In-House Lawyer and European Lawyer.
In consequence the Gazette has by far the highest audited circulation of any legal journal in the United Kingdom (latest ABC-audited numbers are a circulation of 118,927 for July 2007-June 2008). It is also the largest-circulation legal magazine in Europe.
Format and channels
The Gazette has changed its format over the years, beginning as a small booklet before experimenting with an untrimmed newspaper style in 1975, in a bid to cut costs and to use the additional space to publish its backlog of material. It is now a more manageable A4-ish size.
Online, the Gazette's brand ranges across two websites – the Gazette's editorial element at Lawgazette.co.uk and the Gazette's legal jobs board at Lawgazettejobs.co.uk .
The content mix on the Lawgazette.co.uk site is legal news, blogs, user comments, feature-length material, updates on specific areas of the law, user-generated listings of job moves within the profession and... Read More