Hi, I’m Connor Beaton.

I’m a legal affairs journalist and full stack web developer based in Dundee, Scotland.


  • Editor (2020–present) at Irish Legal News, producing daily content and overseeing part-time staff
  • Additional news writer for Scottish Legal News, Scottish Housing News, Scottish Construction Now and Scottish Financial News (2015–present)
  • Election count stringer for Press Association and ITN (2015–2019)


  • Over eight years' experience with object-oriented PHP and MySQL/Oracle development, using Git for version tracking
  • Two years' experience with MVC frameworks, particularly Laravel
  • Modern web design using semantic HTML, responsive CSS/SASS and jQuery
  • Projects include custom content management systems (CMS) with bespoke features and API integrations


  • Skilled with Adobe CC suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop and Audition
  • Experience in public speaking, broadcasting, and organising and chairing public events, festivals and fundraisers
  • Former secretary of Stobswell Forum and co-founder of local Stobfest celebration
  • Former treasurer of Dundee NUJ