Ofcom unveils legal team

The new media and communications industry regulator Ofcom has appointed its top three lawyers.

Denton Wilde Sapte’s head of EC and UK competition Polly Weitzman has been appointed director of competition law and will be Ofcom’s most senior in-house lawyer.

Graham Howell, the former company secretary and general counsel of HMV, has been appointed secretary to the corporation. He will be responsible for corporate governance, administrative law and general litigation.

The third senior role goes to Peter Susman QC. Susman, of Henderson Chambers, will be independent standing counsel, retained to represent Ofcom and give legal advice to the Ofcom chairman, chief executive officer and the board. He will not be working full-time at Ofcom and will continue at the bar.