Medwyn Jones > Wiggin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Film and television.

Position

Medwyn is a partner specialising in television. Medwyn began acting for the UK independent television sector in the late 1980’s and continues to act for many of the leading television production companies, as well as for rights owners, writers, on-screen and production talent.

He advises on all aspects of development, finance, production and distribution of television programmes, as well as sponsorship and broadcasting issues, and the exploitation of secondary and ancillary rights. Medwyn spent the first part of his career involved in UK and international corporate acquisitions and disposals before focusing on the television industry, and has been closely involved in a number of sales and acquisitions of television production companies.

Career

Trained Theodore Goddard; qualified 1980; articled clerk, solicitor Theodore Goddard 1978-81; solicitor Walker Martineau 1981-92, partner 1984-92; partner Cameron Markby Hewitt 1992-94; partner Harbottle & Lewis 1994-2013; partner Wiggin LLP 2014 to date.

Memberships

Medwyn served as a Board member and Trustee of BAFTA from 2009 to 2016, and is Chairman of the BAFTA’s operating company, BAFTA Management Limited.

Education

Scorton School, Chester Grammar School; University of Sheffield (1977 LLB); College of Law (1978 Law Society Part II).

Leisure

Gym, skiing, music.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

(Hall of Fame)

Medwyn Jones (Film and TV)Wiggin LLP

The team at Wiggin LLP ‘set the gold standard when it comes to media law’. Charles Moore and David Quli head up the film & television division, Paul Gardner the interactive entertainment team, Rachel Alexander and Alexander Ross jointly lead on music, and Ross together with Adrian Jones and Caroline Kean additionally co-heads the publishing department. For their extensive expertise pertaining to the television sector and large Hollywood productions respectively, Neil Gillard , Medwyn Jones , and Chris Hanson come recommended. Sarah MacDonald leads the firm’s advertising, marketing and sponsorship team and is a specialist on regulatory issues. Additionally noteworthy is Sean James ‘ practice focused on content exploitation via media platforms and Daniel Whybrew is another key name in film financing.