A message from our new publisher

  • 06/01/2022

I am delighted to have been chosen as the new publisher for the Messenger. I’m greatly looking forward to working with the committee and members to continue the great work that Julia Baskerville has done and realise that I have big boots to fill!


I have been running my Publishing company, East Park Communications since 2007 and our main clients have been Provincial Law Societies, although we have occasionally produced journals for the Reserve Forces, Medical providers and local events.


While we are based in Birkenhead, our Local Law Society clients are located mainly in the Midlands and South East, including all the East Anglian Societies plus three from the East Midlands.


Prior to setting up East Park Communications, I spent seven years at Graduate Prospects, a graduate recruitment publisher based at Manchester University, with offices just off Oxford Road. Initially I worked on their portfolio of online and printed magazines for general graduate recruitment opportunities and was eventually put in charge of sales for their Legal Directory. This featured contracts and pupillages for second year Law Students and final year non-Law Students. This ignited my interest in the legal market, leading me to making a career in that sector.


Having previously lived in Sale for seven years, I occasionally I travel to Heywood Road to see their Rugby Club. I am very familiar with Manchester and looking forward to returning for meetings and your awards dinner. I now live on the Wirral, have been married for 20 Years and have one son who is at university.


As we are taking over the whole range of e-magazines originated by Julia, we have set up a sister company to East Park Communications which is known as Baskerville eMedia, to ensure continuity with clients, advertisers and branding. The service Julia provided will be maintained with monthly Flickread and PDF downloads, which differ from the quarterly printed magazines we publish for our provincial Law Society clients.


I wish everyone involved with Manchester Law Society a happy New year on behalf of my team and we look forward to building on Julia’s success with The Messenger.