Firm Profile > Wiggin LLP > London, England

Wiggin LLP
9TH FLOOR, MET BUILDING
22 PERCY STREET
LONDON
W1T 2BU
England

Gaming and betting Tier 1

Wiggin LLP’s ‘leading combination of specialists’ are a go-to practice for all types of regulatory work; the team advise on licensing, compliance, regulatory investigations and international risk strategies. The firm also advises on corporate issues including M&A, joint ventures, buyouts, and restructuring. Jason Chess specialises in advising the most high-profile clients in the online gambling sector, representing both platforms and operators. Chess co-leads the team alongside Stephen Ketteley, who has added a focus on the UK land-based casino sector to his longstanding online expertise in 2019. David McLeish has an ‘outstanding sector track record’ of advising some of the industry's leading names on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.

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Testimonials

‘Highly knowledgeable. Very up to date. Very creative and thinking out of the box. And very friendly.’

 

‘Steve Ketteley is one of the experts in the gambling sector – his advice has always been spot-on and in line with the latest developments. Furthermore he is available 24/7 and he understands that this is the nature of the industry, hence his round the clock availability.’

‘We have seen Chris Elliott become an expert in this field. His advice is reliable, spot-on and up to date with industry changes.’

‘Probably the leading combination of specialists in the betting and gaming sector, with leading individuals in the key fields of regulation, commercial and strategic deal-making.’

‘David McLeish has an outstanding sector track record – his leading private-practice and in-house roles gives him great credibility.’

‘Stephen Ketteley is probably the leading regulatory lawyer in the sector with tremendous experience and expertise.’

‘Simon Bernholt is a leading commercial lawyer in the sector who brings his sound judgement skills from his previous in-house, as well as private practice, roles.’

‘Jason Chess is quite simply the best!’

‘David McLeish and Chris Elliott both take the time to understand a situation and apply their knowledge accordingly and give pragmatic advice. They have been very responsive and provide advice which is clear and helpful.’

‘Quite simply, I would be lost without the team at Wiggin. Excellent advice is a given.’

‘A fantastic and approachable team who are a joy to work with.’

‘Steve Kettley gets to the heart of the issues quickly; advises on a range of topics and has unrivalled industry knowledge – I don’t think I could ask him a question he does not immediately have a high-level answer for.’

‘Given his previous GC role at Playtech, David McLeish’s counsel is always practical and takes into account the realities of our business and the stakeholder issues. A fantastic sounding-board.’

 

Key clients

The Stars Group (including Sky Bet)

bet365

Playtech

William Hill

Worldpay

GVC (including Ladbrokes Coral)

LeoVegas

Genius Sports

Gamesys Group (including Jackpotjoy)

Betsson

SBTech

Evolution Gaming

Safecharge

Clairvest

Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 1

Wiggin LLP 'provides cross-functional expertise tailored to the entertainment industry' that 'feels like you have access to magic circle expertise combined with years of boutique specialist knowledge'. For film and TV sector matters, Charles Moore and Medwyn Jones have a breadth of experience, while Chris Hanson, Neil Gillard and David Quli specialise in media finance matters and Michael Brader focuses on corporate transactions in the independent television production sector. The group also has strong advertising and sponsorship expertise which is led by Sarah MacDonald, while Paul Gardner leads the computer games sector group and also advises clients in the sector on advertising matters. In the music space, Rachel Alexander's 'technical knowledge of copyright is encyclopedic', while Alexander Ross attracts praise for his 'deep music law and industry knowledge'. Defamation and privacy litigator Caroline Kean and Matthew Dando are noted for their publishing sector experience, while Sean James focuses on broadcasting and digital media. Adrian Jones handles corporate and finance mandates, and Daniel Whybrew acts for film and TV clients.

Testimonials

Wiggin’s knowledge of different deal structures throughout the industry players and the direction in which things are moving. They provide cross-functional expertise tailored to the entertainment industry but unlike other firms that do the same, Wiggin’s advice is usually specific to the client, which proves attention to detail in how we do business differently.

Alexander Ross (partner) has deep music law and industry knowledge, though unlike many competitors his and Wiggin’s practice is focused less on individual artist clients and more on companies and organisations. Peter Mason (senior associate) worked at PPL previously so has in-depth knowledge of collective licensing organisations and neighbouring rights and is an up-and-comer representing music industry bodies and music-tech companies. Adrian Jones (partner) and David Quli (partner) add depth when needed in the areas of corporate and finance, respectively.

Working with Wiggin feels like you have access to magic circle expertise combined with years of boutique specialist knowledge of the media and entertainment sectors. You get the best of both worlds. They are completely embedded in the sectors they work in.

Medwyn Jones is almost unparalleled in his experience within the TV industry. He operates at lightspeed and can move you through the issues swiftly and painlessly as a result.

Exceptional knowledge of the music industry, both law and practice.

Rachel Alexander, tirelessly fighting your corner. Someone you want in your team rather than on the opposite side. Ted Shapiro, exceptional knowledge of EU copyright law and the entertainment industry. Victoria Gyles (senior associate) superb attention to detail.

Chris Hammond has good knowledge of business deals in the market and ways in which competitors are innovating, ability to source information, responsiveness. James Peel is excellent at drafting knowledge of legal positions, attention to detail, responsiveness. Seth Roe is responsive and tailored communications specific to our business practice, which is often atypical in the market.

Rachel Alexander’s technical knowledge of copyright is encyclopedic and truly exceptional. Rachel also has fantastic experience and expertise in litigation procedure, allowing her to effortlessly guide her clients in case strategy.

Key clients

UKTV

Perform Group/ DAZN

NBC Universal

PokerStars

Elonex

News Corp UK

LeoVegas

Gamer Network

Sony

Netflix

Disney / ABC

Apple

Paramount Pictures / Paramount TV

Sony Pictures

Warner Media (Warner Bros; HBO; Warner Horizon; Turner)

NBC Universal (Universal Studios; Focus Features)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Amazon Studios

CBS Studios International

Wargaming Group Limited

Studio Gobo Limited and Electric Square Limited (Keywords Studios PLC)

Milky Tea Limited

Climax Studios Limited

CD Projekt S.A.

Roto VR Ltd

Toadman Interactive AB

TIGA (The Independent Game Developers Association)

ISFE (interactive Entertainment Software Federation of Europe)

Ruby Labs Ltd

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)

Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

Warner Music UK Limited

Performing Right Society (PRS)

Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL)

One Media iP

Rockstar Games

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Musicians’ Union

Downtown Music Publishing

Disney

Associated Newspapers Limited

News UK (including The Sun and Dow Jones)

Times Newspapers

Penguin Random House

Conde Nast

Centaur Media

HarperCollins

Elsevier

Audible (an Amazon company)

Middle East News UK Limited

Ocean Media

The Wylie Agency

The Athletic

Spotify

Beatport

One Click Licence

The Estate of Luciano Pavarotti

AVL Digital Group

Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 2

Wiggin LLP’s IP practice enjoys a strong reputation in the media sector. Rachel Alexander and senior associate Victoria Gyles advise on matters including digital copyright litigation for global music publishers, while Anna Carboni and senior associate Joanne Gibbs 's practice includes trade mark infringement and passing-off litigation in the life sciences sector. Practice head Sara Ashby handles brands, design and confidential information disputes for fashion, engineering products, medical devices, gardening equipment and automotive clients. Simon Baggs is a leading name in online IP protection for major Hollywood film studios while John Colbourn takes on parallel import matters. Key names for brand enforcement, exploitation and commercial IP transactions in the film and TV, consumer goods, sports and retail sectors include Michael Browne, while the team was boosted in summer 2020 by the hire of Barclays global IP head Calum Smyth.

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Testimonials

Strategic, customer focused and able to pivot easily from high level/big picture to detail.

Peter Dawson stands out – practical, smart and quick thinking.  Great client care.

Wiggin’s team is of exceptional quality, whether it is the media, copyright, litigation team or the trade mark law team. They offer the best services of the highest level, for top-tier clients. They have the best expertise and knowledge of their sectors.

To my mind, Wiggin is the best all-around copyright and trademark firm in the UK. They combine excellent legal skills with legal tech through their start-up INCOPRO. Their impressive range of clients includes major copyright holders and brand owners. They are strong on both domestic UK law and also in international law, often leading cross-border projects in copyright and trade mark law such as worldwide site blocking campaigns for copyright holders or online brand protection strategies.

Rachel Alexander is an excellent partner in copyright for coordinating international cross-border work.

Anna Carboni is a very experienced and highly-reputed trademark lawyer, working on complex infringement issues.

Key clients

3M

Addison Global

Celon Pharma S.A

Endemol Shine Group (format titles including Peaky Blinders,

Big Brother, MasterChef, Deal or No Deal, Pointless, Black

Mirror)

Epic Games (publisher of Fortnite)

Gucci

HarperCollins

Hiscox Insurance

Holding SOCOTEC

Honeywell

Hozelock

Life Water

Microsoft Corporation

Motion Picture Association

Netflix

Oxford University

PRS for Music

Richemont

Vans Inc.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

Warner Music UK Limited

Sony Music Entertainment UK

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M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m Tier 2

Wiggin LLP 's M&A practice is highly specialised in the firm's key sectors of media, tech, and IP, with a client list featuring independent film and TV production companies, online gambling businesses, publishers, technology and digital firms, rights holders and online retailers. The team's work includes investments, M&A, joint ventures and private equity deals. The team also regularly advises high growth businesses. entrepreneurs and investors. Practice head Michael Brader has 25 years' experience within the media space and has previously worked on the formation and funding of new production ventures for both creative talent and investors. David McLeish is a name to note within gambling, tech and sport while Ciaran Hickey is an experienced hand within tech and media.

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Testimonials

‘The Wiggin team is small but extremely capable. You get magic/silver circle quality and experience with a much higher-touch partner experience at very competitive rates.’

‘An excellent team. David McLeish is a first class lawyer. Dedicated, tenacious and generally impressive.’

‘Wiggin as a firm understand the gambling industry and our gambling business the best and are experts in the space.’

‘The Wiggin team has unmatched sector focus, with a keen understanding of the relationship between how the regulatory position impacts commercial/strategic decision-making – vital for the purposes of advising on corporate deals. The team are truly passionate about their work and very impressive around the table.’

‘A team of lawyers with heavyweight practice background, plus unique gambling-sector focus, not least from David McLeish with his experience as an in-house GC in the sector.’

‘David McLeish has unrivalled industry knowledge, is extremely practical and  commercial and always available. We would be lost without David.’

‘David McLeish is a genuine legal leader in the betting and gaming sector, naturally from his longevity of doing deals in the sector (and some of the most innovative and significant to boot); but also because of his significant time as a GC at one of the sector’s most significant players.’

Key clients

Access Entertainment

Jaguar Land Rover

Endemol Shine

Manchester United

DAZN

Stats Perform

WiseTech Global

Telefonica Digital

Stars Group

Playtech

William Hill

Worldpay

Halma

Clairvest Group

Reputation management Tier 2

Wiggin LLP has a strong defendant practice, which brings together expertise in defamation, reputation management, content protection and media litigation. Typical mandates include defending newspapers, publishers, broadcasting and production companies from applications for injunctions, as well as privacy and data protection issues. Pre-publication matters are a core area of activity for the department, which offers round-the-clock clearance services through its specialist brand Reviewed & Cleared. Practice head Caroline Kean, who has been involved in key libel and privacy cases, boasts a strong international client portfolio, notably working with US clients. Associated Newspapers is one of Matthew Dando's most prominent clients; Dando also assists broadcasters, film studios and content creators.

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Key clients

Associated Newspapers Limited

News UK (including The Sun and Dow Jones)

Times Newspapers

Tom Bower

The Wylie Agency

Ocean Media

Penguin Random House

Conde Nast

Centaur Media

MBC Group

HarperCollins

Elsevier

Audible (an Amazon company)

Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious) Tier 3

Wiggin LLP boosted its team in summer 2020 with the hire Barclays former global IP head Calum Smyth. The practice handles a range of patent litigation work and has been involved in a number of noteworthy High Court trials, with Michael Browne handling entitlement disputes in the construction sector and practice head Sara Ashby involved in defending infringement claims in the horticultural equipment sector. Disputes across the life sciences, medical devices and automotive sectors are also regularly handled, with support from senior associates Victoria Gyles, Maeve Lynch and Flora Greenwood.

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Testimonials

Very responsive, on target practical advice, cost-efficient litigation.

Wiggin are superb.

Key clients

Permavent Limited & Greenhill Industrial Holdings Limited

Hozelock

MacGregor Healthcare

Jablite Limited

Kevin Nash Group Plc and Nash Tackle Limited

BPW Bergische Achsen KG

IT and telecoms Tier 3

Acting for leading international technology companies, Wiggin LLP focuses on matters at the intersection of technology, digital media and the internet. The firm specialises in advising disruptive technology businesses on strategies, deal structures and complex contracts. Practice head Alan Owens provides litigation and contentious regulatory expertise to the technology and related sectors. Also noted in the team is David Naylor, who specialises in advising technology, media and IP-focused businesses on a range of matters.

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Testimonials

‘Wiggin goes out of their way to ensure that we receive considered advice and solid options on which to base business decisions.’

‘David Naylor is a top talent. He’s responsive, pro-active, fast to understand the specifics of any requirement and takes the time to understand your business.’

‘Over 25 years in business I’ve worked with many law firms and David Naylor at Wiggins stands out due to his clear communication, concise guidance and valued opinions.’

‘Seth Roe is invaluable to our business. His knowledge of employment law is incredible and he is fast to respond with great practical advice and guidance.’

‘Gordon Moir is pragmatic and a good negotiator with international experience. He is a brilliant EU lawyer with a finger on the competition law pulse.’

‘Gordon Moir is very contactable, and always willing to discuss an issue, bringing his mix of real-life commercial experience, legal expertise, and up to date understanding of what the industry is doing.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Rakuten

Antler

Halma

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Warner Music UK

Worldpay

InstaDeep

Tessian

Starz Entertainment

GAMSTOP

Datacore Inc

Apricot (formerly MicroGaming)

Penguin Random House

Snoot Entertainment

Anyjunk

One Click Licence Limited

Beatport

Vizolution

Audience Trading Platform

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 4

Wiggin LLP's data protection and privacy practice provides 'quick and commercial advice'. David Naylor leads the team and acts on media and technology matters in relation to transactional and regulatory data protection issues for European and US clients. Alexander Ross is active in the online and mobile sectors on issues relating to digital rights; he also acts on data compliance issues for clients in the publishing industry. Caroline Kean is recognised for her contentious data expertise.

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‘Quick and commercial advice anchored in the context of the client’s specific business.’

Key clients

Netflix

HBO

Disney / Marvel

The Motion Picture Association

Virgin Media

William Hill

Halma plc

Endemol Shine

Lionsgate

National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme / GAMSTOP

Racing UK

Starz

DAZN

DataCore Software Corporation

Milky Tea

Duedil

Beauhurst

Netbet

Fintech Tier 4

Wiggin LLP advises a wide variety of clients on corporate transactions, commercial arrangements and the regulatory aspects of product development, showing particular expertise in data protection and cyber-security matters. In particular, the firm often assists clients with the development of new products and the expansion into new territories. Alan Owens specialises in litigation and preemptive measures in the technology sector. Associate Christina Henry has a wealth of experience in data protection matters.

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Testimonials

‘The team are quick to pick up issues and provide creative solutions to very difficult corporate matters.’

Key clients

Worldpay

Rakuten

Thomsons Online Benefits

Jaguar LandRover

Tessian

Duedil

Beauhurst

Vizolution

RightIndem

Lenny

Eligible.ai

MyO Receipts

Safecharge

iPipeline

Seneca Gaming Corporation

Sport Tier 4

Wiggin LLP has carved out a niche in advising sports rights holders and distribution platforms on the purchase, exploitation and protection of their commercial rights and IP. Ross Sylvester is a key name in this line of work, as well as on its interplay with online betting. Sean James similarly specialises in online content, as does Sarah MacDonald.

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‘Wiggin is always extremely pragmatic, reactive and efficient. The mix of flexibility and sharp knowledge of the industry is unique.’

‘Ross Sylvester always gets me the results we need.’

‘A friendly, hard-working and talented team, led by the excellent Ross Sylvester. Sylvester is a talented and commercially orientated lawyer, specialising in rights acquisitions and distribution but willing to provide a broader range of services to an equally high standard. A strong communicator, he is able to explain complex legal and contractual issues to lawyers and non-lawyers alike and his diligence and unfussy approach mark him out as a rising star in the industry. ‘

‘Sean James is highly skilled and experienced in the media and sports sector with an excellent understanding of the underlying business issues which impact on contractual negotiations. He is very responsive and turns around work quickly and effectively, adding real value to the in-house legal team.’

Commercial litigation: mid-market Tier 6

Wiggin LLP's commercial litigation instructions mostly involve the media, technology, sports, and betting and gaming sectors. The practice's disputes work encompasses contracts, boardroom fallouts, IP, confidential information, commercial fraud, and warranty, shareholder and joint venture issues. Caroline Kean is experienced in complex media disputes, Alan Owens is technology litigation head, and Matthew Dando was made partner in 2019.

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Testimonials

Firm specialises in media and communication matters – offers genuine expertise in the sector.

Matt Dando – hugely experienced parter with a long City pedigree in litigation.

Wiggin have cornered the market in relation to specialist gambling advice. Their knowledge of the industry is second to none, and the service they give to their clients is excellent.

Alan Owens and Steve Ketteley are both excellent. They have an in-depth knowledge of gambling matters, and are fantastic to work with.

Good on technical disputes especially involving modern media.

The team’s in-depth understanding of the industry that we operate in and their proactive and commercial approach and responsiveness in relation to any issues is outstanding.

Matthew Dando is outstanding and is always available when needed. His commercial and pragmatic approach has been important when called upon.

 

Key clients

The Ingenious Group

bet365

Twentieth Century Fox

MBC

eOne

Stats Perform

DAZN group

Marjan

Mister Smith

Entertainment

We’re a law firm that specialises in media, technology and IP. We help you realise the value of your ideas in a digital age.

Our specialists predict the legal challenges that arise from the wealth of new ideas and technologies that the digital world is constantly creating.

From Hollywood studios to early stage tech businesses, games developers to leading brands, we understand our clients’ needs and give informed advice. We don’t just tell you the risks – we give our opinion in a jargon-free, real-world context, so you have the freedom to do what you do best, creatively and commercially.

We’ll advise and support you on the financing, exploitation and protection of your creative and commercial assets. Alongside our specialist commercial expertise, Wiggin also delivers a full legal service across corporate, tax, finance, litigation, employment and property.

Our Brussels office lobbies EU decision makers on your behalf – on everything from EU copyright, audio visual regulation, data protection and competition policy, to trade and e-commerce, in addition to providing expert legal support. We’ve also built an informal network of trusted overseas law firms – with a similar media, technology and IP focus to our own – to ensure you get the advice you need in all key jurisdictions.

We’ve used our specialist knowledge of media, technology and IP, and our contacts in these sectors, to create a number of spin-off ventures focused on your needs.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Rachel Alexander photo Rachel Alexander Rachel is a Partner in the Litigation group.  She advises media clients…
 Sara Ashby  photo Sara Ashby Sara is a partner in the intellectual property team, with over 20…
 Simon Baggs photo Simon Baggs Simon is a litigation partner and the head of the IP team.…
 Simon Bernholt  photo Simon Bernholt Simon is a partner in Wiggin’s Betting and Gaming team. He advises…
 Michael Brader photo Michael Brader Michael is a partner and co-head of the Media Corporate Group, and…
 Michael Browne  photo Michael Browne Michael is a partner in Wiggin’s intellectual property advising on the enforcement and…
 Anna Carboni  photo Anna Carboni Anna is a consultant in Wiggin’s intellectual property team and is considered…
 Jason Chess photo Jason Chess Jason is a partner and co-head of the Betting and Gaming group.…
 John Colbourn photo John Colbourn John has over 15 years’ experience as a lawyer, with a broad…
 Sue Crawford photo Sue Crawford Sue is a partner and head of the Tax group. Internationally recognised…
 Matthew Dando  photo Matthew Dando Matthew advises clients predominantly in the media, tech and sports industries on…
 Julian Darrall  photo Julian Darrall Julian is a partner in our defamation and litigation practices. Julian has…
 Jason Fisher  photo Jason Fisher Jason is a Partner in the Corporate group advising clients across the…
 Paul Gardner  photo Paul Gardner Paul is a partner who specialises in commercial transactions and regulatory issues…
 Neil Gillard photo Neil Gillard Neil is a partner in the Film & TV group. Neil advises…
 Chris Hammond  photo Chris Hammond Chris is a Partner in Wiggin’s Film & TV Group. The focus…
 Chris Hanson photo Chris Hanson Chris is a partner and media finance expert. He has worked in…
 Ciaran Hickey photo Ciaran Hickey Ciaran is a partner in the Corporate group. He advises clients across…
 Sean James photo Sean James Sean is a partner and head of the Content Distribution and Transmission…
 Adrian Jones photo Adrian Jones Adrian Jones is a partner and co-head of the corporate group. He…
 Medwyn Jones photo Medwyn Jones Medwyn is a partner specialising in television. Medwyn began acting for the…
 Caroline Kean photo Caroline Kean Caroline is a partner and head of the litigation group. She also…
 Stephen Ketteley photo Stephen Ketteley Steve is a partner and the co-head of the Betting & Gaming…
 Alexander Lea  photo Alexander Lea Alexander is a partner in Wiggin’s Film & TV group and advises clients…
 Shaun Lowde photo Shaun Lowde Shaun is a partner and co-head of the firm’s technology group. His…
 Sarah MacDonald  photo Sarah MacDonald Sarah provides commercial and regulatory advice across a range of media industry…
 Gráinne McKenna  photo Gráinne McKenna Gráinne McKenna is a partner in the Film & TV Group. For…
 David McLeish photo David McLeish David is a partner and a member of our Corporate and Betting…
 Charles Moore photo Charles Moore Charles specialises in all aspects of film and television production, financing and…
 David Naylor photo David Naylor David is a partner and co-head of the firm’s technology group .…
 Alan Owens  photo Alan Owens Alan provides litigation and contentious regulatory services to the technology and related…
 Gurminder S Panesar photo Gurminder S Panesar Gurminder is a partner and leads our Brand Management and Trade Marks…
 David Quli photo David Quli David is a partner and specialises in media finance. He advises financiers,…
 Alexander Ross photo Alexander Ross Alexander is a partner and head of the Commercial Music and Digital…
 Marcus Rowland photo Marcus Rowland Marcus is a partner and head of the Employment group. He provides…
 Calum Smyth  photo Calum Smyth Calum has over 20 years’ experience as lawyer, specialising in IP and…
 Ceri Stoner  photo Ceri Stoner Ceri is a partner in the tax group advising companies across all…
 Ross Sylvester photo Ross Sylvester Ross is a partner in the content distribution and transmission group and…
 Ben Whitelock photo Ben Whitelock Ben is a partner in the Corporate group. He has a broad…
 Daniel Whybrew photo Daniel Whybrew Daniel is a partner in the Film & TV Group and advises…
Number of UK partners : 41
Number of other UK fee-earners : 80+

We’re a law firm that specialises in media, technology and IP. We help you realise the value of your ideas in a digital age.

Our specialists predict the legal challenges that arise from the wealth of new ideas and technologies that the digital world is constantly creating.

From Hollywood studios to early stage tech businesses, games developers to leading brands, we understand our clients’ needs and give informed advice. We don’t just tell you the risks – we give our opinion in a jargon-free, real-world context, so you have the freedom to do what you do best, creatively and commercially.

We’ll advise and support you on the financing, exploitation and protection of your creative and commercial assets. Alongside our specialist commercial expertise, Wiggin also delivers a full legal service across corporate, tax, finance, litigation, employment and property.

Our Brussels office lobbies EU decision makers on your behalf – on everything from EU copyright, audio visual regulation, data protection and competition policy, to trade and e-commerce, in addition to providing expert legal support. We’ve also built an informal network of trusted overseas law firms – with a similar media, technology and IP focus to our own – to ensure you get the advice you need in all key jurisdictions.

We’ve used our specialist knowledge of media, technology and IP, and our contacts in these sectors, to create a number of spin-off ventures focused on your needs.

Department Name Email Telephone
Advertising, marketing & sponsorship Sarah MacDonald sarah.macdonald@wiggin.co.uk
Betting & gaming Stephen Ketteley stephen.ketteley@wiggin.co.uk
Betting & gaming Jason Chess jason.chess@wiggin.co.uk
Brexit & EU Ted Shapiro ted.shapiro@wiggin.co.uk
Commercial litigation Alan Owens alan.owens@wiggin.co.uk
Competition Collette Rawnsley collette.rawnsley@wiggin.co.uk
Computer games Paul Gardner paul.gardner@wiggin.co.uk
Content distribution & transmission Sean James sean.james@wiggin.co.uk
Content distribution & transmission Ross Sylvester ross.sylvester@wiggin.co.uk
Corporate Ben Whitelock ben.whitelock@wiggin.co.uk
Data protection David Naylor david.naylor@wiggin.co.uk
Defamation & reputation management Caroline Kean caroline.kean@wiggin.co.uk
Defamation & reputation management Matthew Dando matthew.dando@wiggin.co.uk
Employment Marcus Rowland marcus.rowland@wiggin.co.uk
Intellectual property Sara Ashby sara.ashby@wiggin.co.uk
Intellectual property Simon Baggs simon.baggs@wiggin.co.uk
Intellectual property Rachel Alexander rachel.alexander@wiggin.co.uk
Media & entertainment Charles Moore charles.moore@wiggin.co.uk
Media & entertainment Medwyn Jones medwyn.jones@wiggin.co.uk
Media & entertainment (inc. finance) David Quli david.quli@wiggin.co.uk
Media & entertainment (inc. finance) Neil Gillard neil.gillard@wiggin.co.uk
Media & entertainment (inc. finance) Chris Hanson chris.hanson@wiggin.co.uk
Music Alexander Ross alexander.ross@wiggin.co.uk
Publishing Caroline Kean caroline.kean@wiggin.co.uk
Sport & esports Ross Sylvester ross.sylvester@wiggin.co.uk
Tax Sue Crawford sue.crawford@wiggin.co.uk
Tax Ceri Stoner ceri.stoner@wiggin.co.uk
Technology Alan Owens alan.owens@wiggin.co.uk
Technology David Naylor david.naylor@wiggin.co.uk
Technology Ciaran Hickey ciaran.hickey@wiggin.co.uk
Technology Shaun Lowde shaun.lowde@wiggin.co.uk
Number of UK partners : 41
Number of other UK fee-earners : 80+

To help our clients meet their most important challenges we strive to build the very best legal and support teams, comprising people from a range of backgrounds, who are nurtured and developed in an inclusive environment that allows them to express who they are.

Inclusivity, personal development and a focus on the wellbeing of those around us help us in creating a place where we all want to work – and to continue to attract, retain and develop the most talented people.

We are committed to increasing diversity within the firm and holding ourselves to the inclusion and diversity commitments we make. These include:

• increasing the gender balance in our partnership
• supporting a work/life balance that works for individuals
• increasing ethnic diversity
• supporting LGBT+ employees
• promoting social mobility

We have active support networks that provide a focus for those who identify with different groups and that help us to continue to improve diversity.

We don’t just view our commitment to our people, inclusion and diversity as a commercial driver – it is fundamental to why we at Wiggin choose to work here, and the advisors we strive to be.


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TESTIMONIAL: “The Wiggin team were outstanding throughout, I’d never go into battle without them”


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TESTIMONIAL: “Wiggin gave a completely comprehensive and 360 degree service throughout the entire transaction. Great expertise, confidence and competence in all areas and at all times. We were served very, very well.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “Extremely commercial with a quick understanding of new technology and the various issues.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “The international gambling regulatory framework is characterised by being largely completely unharmonised; inconsistent in terms of approach, application and enforcement; frequently onerous; operationally invasive; commercially indispensable; legally multilateral; and uniquely politicised. Wiggin have a genuinely unique understanding of this 3-dimensional maze: Few others claim to, no others do”


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TESTIMONIAL: “As a newly established international remote gambling operator, IP asset protection is one of the most important considerations for our organisation and requires expert guidance and management. Wiggin have been instrumental in protecting the newly created brand. They have offered a truly end-to-end service, allowing the in-house team to focus on the strategic aspects of this work.”


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TESTIMONIAL: “They are always responsive, thorough, good value, personable and easy to deal with.”