TV lawyer heads Silkins media unit

WESTMINSTER-based firm Lewis Silkin has launched a new media law unit headed by the former head of legal services at Anglia Television, Robin Stephenson.

Stephenson joins the firm at partner level and leads a “tailored service” for the existing clients in the world of television, radio, satellite, cable and telecommunications.

At Anglia, where Stephenson also held the post of company secretary, he concentrated on broadcasting regulations, production, distribution and rights acquisition. He was previously senior attorney at Hewlett-Packard.

The firm has 25 partners and departments in corporate, property and litigation. Explaining the move, Lewis Silkin lead partner Roger Alexander, says: “We believe that these industry sectors will be major growth areas in the next five years.”