Senior partner retires from Wiggin & Co

Leading media and entertainment boutique Wiggin & Co’s senior partner is departing. Nic Stones is stepping down after 15 years in the role and will retire from the firm. Head of media and entertainment Tim Osborne will replace him.

Osborne, who joined in 1979 from Lovell White & King (now Lovells), will continue to head the practice. Fellow partner Sean James will oversee the broadcast arm.

Cheltenham-based Wiggins was set up in 1973 after a group of lawyers quit Freshfields (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer).

The 11-partner firm originally concentrated on private client work, but the bulk of its work is now media and entertainment, although it still has a leading private client practice. It is widely regarded as the top media and entertainment firm in the South West. Stones specialises in private client, although he also provides advice on sports law and tax.

The management changes will take place from 1 May, when three internal promotions will increase the partnership to 13.