Founded in 1856, the publishers of the Solicitors Journal has today announced that it is to close. 

It follows The Lawyer magazine's move from weekly to monthly and Legal Week dropping a few years ago its print edition entirely. 

The SJ is a much loved magazine and has provided some terrific stories over its 160 years.  It was a great title for young lawyers and budding authors to sharpen their pens and share valued insights. 

But not valued enough it seems.  Wilmington has said that it tried to find a buyer, but with no success. 

The legal market remains well supported by publishers, with law firms able to share their insights and held to account.  But it will be a poorer landscape without the SJ.