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Sterling Publishing acquires leading lawyer title

by Staff Reporter9 minute read
The Adviser

Sterling Publishing – publisher of The Adviser – has added to its burgeoning stable of titles with the acquisition of Lawyers Weekly.

Acquired from Cirrus Media, Lawyers Weekly has a 14-year publishing pedigree and is widely regarded as the premier legal media brand in the country.

Its product suite includes a news website, daily bulletins, jobs platform, social media, a print publication and a number of associated events.

Sterling's group publisher Alex Whitlock said the acquisition of Lawyers Weekly is a major milestone for the business.


"We've strategically built our portfolio of titles around real estate, financial services, investment and professional services.

"The opportunity to acquire such a respected title as Lawyers Weekly was one that we could not afford to miss. The brand will enhance our existing stable of titles and broaden our audience reach across Australia's professional services sectors.

"Lawyers Weekly is an institution in the Australian legal profession. It's a very established title with great potential for future growth and I'm looking forward to taking up the reins," he said.

Martin Sinclair, publisher from Cirrus Media, praised the Lawyers Weekly team and said that the title would prosper under the new ownership.

"Lawyers Weekly is a much-loved industry publication that will strengthen and complement Sterling's portfolio.

"Justin Whealing has done a tremendous job as editor, and with his continued leadership I have no doubt the publication will continue to build on the impressive lead they have in the Australian legal market," he said.

Both Mr Whealing and the editorial team will relocate with the title.

The addition of Lawyers Weekly brings Sterling's stable of media brands to twelve: The Adviser, Mortgage Business, Real Estate Business, Residential Property Manager, Accountants Daily, Smart Property Investment, First Property Buyer, ifa, InvestorDaily, Investor Weekly and SMSF Adviser.

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