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Jean-Yves Gilg

Editor, Solicitors Journal

All good things

All good things


Nothing lasts forever, but this does mean that they must be forgotten

2016 has certainly been a year of loss so far. Gone are David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince and the springtime sun. And, I am afraid, so too is Private Client Adviser. This, I regret to inform you, dear reader, will be our last issue.

But this will not signal the end of this wonderful magazine. It will be merged into our fantastic and widely respected sister publication, Solicitors Journal, who will continue the good work that David Coldrick, Kathryn Young, and Jennifer Palmer-Violet did in recent years.

We owe each and every last subscriber a huge thank you for reading and supporting us through these turbulent times for the printed word; thank you.

Editing this magazine has been a whirlwind adventure for me. I have relished the opportunity to direct our coverage and select our areas of focus.

It has been a privilege to write on issues ranging from public spats between the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Law Society, through to the draconian strict liability criminal offence for offshore tax evasion, contained in the Finance Bill 2016.

The ever awake and ever reliable online and digital publishing machine knows no bounds and respects no established order. And so it shouldn't.

It has moved the goalposts as to what constitutes a magazine, a news and information resource, and certainly what it means to be a journalist.

News articles, comment pieces and features are now more widely read via a digital media than through print.

To this end, our rich archive of content will continue to be available online, benefitting from periodic updates from the Solicitors Journal team.

It is said that all good things must come to an end, but this does not mean that they must be forgotten. I certainly will not forget this great publication.

Thanks for reading.

Binyamin Ali