Wiggin & Co partner joins pay-TV

WIGGIN & Co partner Stephen Cook (pictured above) has joined longstanding client Flextech as its general counsel and an executive director.

Cook's appointment is a boost for the #850m pay-TV company, which was hit by the death in August of its group chief executive Roger Luard.

Cook has advised Flextech – the owner of interests in Bravo and UK Living – since 1987 and last year acted for the company on its high-profile joint venture with the BBC.

The joint venture will see the launch of a number of new channels on the digital television market.

Cook joined niche media and entertainment practice Wiggin & Co two years ago.

He will continue to act as a consultant to the firm and said that he would continue to work closely with his colleagues.

Wiggin & Co's managing partner Mike Turner said: “We are delighted by Stephen's appointment. This is testimony to our commitment to close working relationships between the firm's partners and clients.”