Meet the team

Meet the Latin Lawyer and LACCA editorial teams

Rosie Cresswell, Editor, Latin Lawyer

Rosie has been with Latin Lawyer since 2006. She has built up a deep knowledge of the Latin American legal market over the years and enjoys the regular opportunities to visit the region. As well as editing Latin Lawyer and the Latin Lawyer 250, Rosie is interested in law firm strategy and oversees content in that area, including Latin Lawyer’s regular surveys. Rosie studied Business Management and French at Leeds University and went on to obtain an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism after a brief stint in financial public relations. When she first joined Law Business Research she wrote across all of its publications, but quickly realised her interests lay in Latin America and has remained at Latin Lawyer ever since.

Joe Rowley, Deputy Editor, Latin Lawyer

Joe joined Latin Lawyer in 2010 and has held several positions including news reporter, news editor and acting editor. Before joining Law Business Research, he tried his hand at radio journalism and had pieces broadcast on the BBC and local radio. His journalism has also been featured in the Independent on Sunday, London Metro and several international development publications. He has an M.A in Comparative Politics (Latin America) from the London School of Economics and a B.A in English Literature from the University of Sheffield. He lives in São Paulo and also edits Latin Lawyer’s sister publication, LACCA. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

Lulu Rumsey, News Editor, Latin Lawyer

Lulu has written for Latin Lawyer since 2013, when she joined as a trainee reporter. Now news editor, she enjoys writing about developments in the region, with a particular focus on Argentina and Chile. She has a BA in international history from the London School of Economics and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from News Associates. Before joining Latin Lawyer, she worked for a lifestyle magazine.

Alison O'Connell, Deputy Editor, LACCA

Alison is the deputy editor for the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA). She joined LBR in 2013 as a reporter after completing an MSc in Latin American Studies at Oxford University, where she won the Crawley Prize for best thesis. Prior to this, she gained First Class Degree in Portuguese & Brazilian Studies from King’s College London. Ali holds a keen interest in Latin America and has spent time living and working in the region.

Thomas Muskett-Ford, Senior News Reporter, Latin Lawyer

Tom joined Latin Lawyer in early 2014 and is the magazine's senior news reporter. He previously worked for several US and UK-based risk analysis consultancies and held a teaching post at the Instituto Chileno-Británico de Cultura in Santiago, Chile. Tom holds an MSc in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London and a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool. He speaks Spanish fluently, having studied and worked in Chile and Mexico for nearly three years.

Vincent Manancourt, Features Writer, Latin Lawyer

Having grown up in Italy and Luxembourg, Vincent crossed the channel in 2009 to study a degree in maths at Edinburgh University, followed by a journalism masters at City University London. He has been at Latin Lawyer since 2014 and has also written for the Financial Times and Luxembourg’s main daily, the Luxemburger Wort. He speaks Italian, French and German, and is learning Spanish.

Gwyneth Jones, Reporter, LACCA

Gwyneth joined LACCA in 2016 and is a fluent Spanish speaker. Her interests in Latin America stem from studying literature from the region during her undergraduate degree in French and Spanish, and were solidified during a year abroad she spent in Mexico, working for an independent family lawyer. Upon return to England, Gwyneth studied for a master’s degree in international relations and devoted her thesis to analysing the military dictatorships of Guatemala and Chile.

Emilio Demetriou-Jones, News Reporter, Latin Lawyer

Emilio joined Latin Lawyer in 2016 as a news reporter. He holds a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Universidad de Granada in Spain, where he specialised in Cuban history and literature. He also obtained a BSc in International Politics from City University London. As well as fluent Spanish, Emilio also speaks Greek. Before joining Latin Lawyer, he worked as a paralegal in banking and finance.

Clare Bolton, publisher, Latin Lawyer and LACCA

Clare Bolton is the publisher of Latin Lawyer and LACCA, and as such brings together the commercial and editorial strategies for both publications. She started at Latin Lawyer in 2005 as a news reporter, later becoming editor of the publication for a number of years. She moved to São Paulo in 2010, and spent five years covering the rapid development of legal markets in the region from there. Her time at the helm of Latin Lawyer has seen the launch of a daily news service, a successful and growing events arm, our sister publication LACCA, and a focused development of content covering strategy and management issues in the legal profession. Before joining Latin Lawyer, she worked for local government in London, and received her degree in English Literature from University College London. She now lives in London with her Brazilian husband, daughter and street dog.