Charles Moore > Wiggin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wiggin LLP

Work Department

Film and TV.


Charles specialises in all aspects of film and television production, financing and distribution and is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading entertainment lawyers . Charles joined Wiggin in 2004 to establish the Film and TV Group. Prior to that, Charles was a studio executive at Paramount Pictures and Fox Searchlight Pictures in Los Angeles. Charles has an unmatchable list of film and TV clients, representing all of the US film studios, US TV networks and major cable companies, as well as many of the leading UK and European independent producers and distributors. During his career, Charles has been leading legal adviser on feature films such as Oscar-winners Schindler’s List, Braveheart and Shakespeare In Love and more recently has worked on feature films such as StarWars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm) and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (Paramount) and major TV productions such as The Game of Thrones (HBO) and 24: Live Another Day (Fox). Charles initiated the lobbying of the UK Government and played a leading role in the consultation process that resulted in the introduction of the UK TV High End Tax Credit. Charles was Executive Producer of films such as The History Boys, Venus, The Eagle and The Lady In The Van and established Wiggin EP to assist producers source funding and distribution for their projects.


Articled Allen & Overy; qualified 1988; solicitor Simon Olswang & Co 1988-93; attorney Paramount Pictures, USA 1994-95; vice president of legal affairs Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc, USA 1995-97; partner Olswang 1998-2004; partner Wiggin LLP 2004 to date.


The only UK member of the advisory committee for the UCLA Entertainment Symposium. He is a Board Member of the British Film Commission and the Production Guild.


Haberdashers’ Aske’s, Elstree; Manchester University (1984 LLB); College of Law (1985); State Bar of California (1991).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Charles Moore (Film and TV)Wiggin LLP

Wiggin LLP is praised by clients for its ‘incomparable industry expertise’ and ‘excellent commerciality and market knowledge’ across the media and entertainment arena. In the film and TV space, Charles Moore and Medwyn Jones advise clients on all aspects of development, finance and distribution, while David Quli, Neil Gillard  and Chris Hanson handle media finance matters. Michael Brader focuses on corporate transactions in the independent television production sector, while Daniel Whybrew acts for financiers, producers and distributors on the financing of TV and film projects. ‘Grand seigneur of games law’ Paul Gardner leads the computer games sector group, which includes Jas Purewal, who joined from Purewal & Partners. In the music space, Rachel Alexander specialises in high profile IP cases and online enforcement matters. Caroline Kean, who leads the defamation and litigation practices, is noted for her expertise in the publishing sector. She works with Matthew Dando and Julian Darrall. Sean James leads the content distribution and transmission team. Sarah MacDonald heads up the advertising, marketing and sponsorship group.