New head of legal at TV company following FFW raid

Television production company Lion Television has appointed Susan Cooke its new director of legal and business affairs.

Cooke takes over form Jeremy Miles, who is leaving to become a partner in the media and communications group of Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW).

The new director joins from rival production company Atit Productions and she will be responsible for a team of three lawyers. She is due to take up her position at the beginning of March.

Lion Television currently has over 200 production staff at its London, Glasgow, New York, Miami and Los Angeles bases. Clients include Discovery, Fox Broadcasting, Sky and UKTV.