Meet the commissioning and editorial teams

See who commissions, edits and publishes your law resources

Tony Hawitt
Head of Publishing
Joined us in 2000

Tony is the manager of both the editorial and commissioning teams. He is the publisher with responsibility for commissioning and developing products within a wide range of practice areas including Personal Injury and Civil Litigation, Private Client, Property and Housing, Employment/Health & Safety, and Public Law (including Education, Immigration and Community Care).

Commissioning Department

Kate Hather BA (Hons)
Publishing Manager
Joined us in 1998

Kate project manages all newly commissioned works for all media which the Publishers have developed. She works with authors, editors, typesetters and software developers to ensure the successful publication of new works for all platforms. Kate also manages the news sites for Jordan Publishing, and commissions authors to write articles and news items for these.

Gregory Woodgate
Family Law Publisher
Joined us in 1997

Greg Woodgate (LLB, LLM, Barrister) trained and worked in London before joining Jordan Publishing in 1997 as the in-house editor of The Family Court Practice (The Red Book).

Since 2004, Greg has managed the market-leading Family Law List and is responsible for commissioning and developing new products in all formats for the practice areas of Family Law and the Court of Protection.

Business Development

Mary Kenny
Head of Business Development
Joined us in 2006

Mary commissions and develops products in all media in company, commercial, charity and employment practice areas.

In-House Family Lawyers

The family lawyer team is responsible for providing immediate legal advice and support in-house, keeping Jordan Publishing advised of family law developments including case law, legislation and policy. The family lawyers regularly provide PSL updates to major online works such as Family Court Practice, Children Law and Practice: Hershman and McFarlane and Matrimonial Property and Finance: Duckworth, keeping the Family Law service current and ensuring the latest developments are available for easy access by subscribers. They also write regular articles and opinion pieces, draft and develop PracticePlus and work on new software and resources to assist the family practitioner.

Amy Royce-Greensill
Family Law PSL
Joined us in 2012

Amy Royce-Greensill, BA Juris (University College, Oxford University) is a Professional Support Lawyer at Jordan Publishing. Previously a practicing family solicitor, Amy trained and worked in London where she specialised in family law, acting in a range of private finance and children matters.

Amy Sanders
Family Law PSL
Joined us in 2012

Amy Sanders LLB (University of Wales, Cardiff) is a Professional Support Lawyer at Jordan Publishing. Previously a practicing family solicitor, Amy trained and worked in London for several years before moving to a large regional firm in Devon, where she specialised in a range of public and private children matters.

Paula Tanner
Family Law PSL
Joined us in 2014

Paula Tanner LLB (University of Wales, Swansea) is a Professional Support Lawyer at Jordan Publishing. Previously a practicing family solicitor, she trained and worked in Swansea where she specialised in family law, acting in a range of private finance and children matters. Paula is a member of the Law Society's Advanced Family Panel and a Resolution Accredited Specialist.

Editorial Department

Samantha Bangham
Law Reporter
Joined us in 2008

Sam came to Jordan Publishing in 2008 as Law Reports Editor of the Family Law Reports, a fortnightly publication which contains case reports of every important High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European court case decision.

In August 2011, she became the Law Reporter for this publication. This role involves selecting cases for publication, preparing summaries both for the editorial board and the website and writing headnotes for each of the reported cases.

Sarah Burt
Law Reports Manager
Joined us in 2006

Sarah manages the company's portfolio of Law Reports series and personally looks after the fortnightly publication Family Law Reports. She was also involved in the development and launch of Court of Protection Law Reports.

The Law Reports contain judicially approved and headnoted judgments; they make useful source material for solicitors and barristers as well as the judiciary. Sarah works with a team of external editors and the in-house Law Reporter, who provides the content for the Family Law Reports. Sarah is responsible for the project management and editing of this material and oversees all aspects of the editorial process up to publication.

Jonathan Cailes
Major Works Manager
Joined us in 2009

Jonathan's role involves editing and project managing one of our most successful titles, The Family Court Practice. Also known as The Red Book, it is relied on by solicitors, barristers, the judiciary and justices’ clerks for legal matters relating to practice and procedure in the family courts. Jonathan co-ordinates a team of external authors, edits their material, updates legislation reproduced in the book and ensures that editorial processes run smoothly and to schedule. He also produces The Family Court Practice Autumn Supplement and various electronic updates and newsletters, as well as overseeing the project management of the other Major Works, namely Civil Court Service (The Brown Book) and Court of Protection Practice.

Samantha Griffiths BA (Hons)
Looseleafs Manager
Joined us in 2005

As Looseleafs Manager, Samantha is responsible for co-ordinating the production of all looseleaf updates and their accompanying newsletters and bulletins. This involves writing schedules, liaising with authors over copy, collating corrections, copy-editing, proofreading and approving final PDF files for press.

Matthias Mueller
Journals Manager & Online Editor
Joined us in 2009

As Journals Manager Matthias oversees the editorial process from manuscript to print, liaising with external and internal suppliers including freelancers, typesetters, editors and authors. He was also involved in the development and launch of the Elder Law Journal.

As Online Editor Matthias manages the Family Law website, commissioning articles, sourcing the latest news and generally keeping abreast of developments in the field of family law. He is part of the website working group which played a key role in the recent launch and ongoing development of the new Jordan Publishing and Family Law website.

Matthias also regularly writes press releases, compiles the weekly Family Law newsletter and manages various social media outlets including LinkedIn and Twitter.

Rosemary Pollard
Production Manager
Joined us in 1996

Rosemary joined Jordans Limited in 1996 and worked in the Corporate Legal Services department for nine years before joining Jordan Publishing in 2005.

Rosemary manages the Editorial Assistants and is responsible for organising the production of all our printed products, the replication of CDs and ensuring that all titles sent to press are kept within the production schedules. Rosemary oversees our print on demand stock control and production, and has recently managed the outsourcing of our warehouse and distribution functions.


Luci Stokes & Emma Patey BA
Editorial Assistants
Luci joined us in 2003, and Emma joined us in 2013

Luci joined Jordans in 2003 and became a Conference Administrator in 2009, before taking on the role of editorial assistant in 2011.

After a few weeks’ internship with JPL in 2013, Emma officially joined the editorial team in January 2014 in order to share the role of editorial assistant with Luci.

Together, Luci and Emma help source material for Family Law, as well as several of the online portals which they also update regularly. The two assistants manage journal author fees, liaise with some of the country’s top-name barristers, help with proofreading a selection of Jordan Publishing’s best known products, populate and ensure the delivery of Family Law’s weekly email newsletter, update databases with new and relevant information, and provide general administrative assistance for both the editorial department and the company as a whole.