Media ace poached by Wiggins

The head of McGrigor Donald's company department in Glasgow has left the firm to join the media practice of Cheltenham-based Wiggin and Co.

Corporate lawyer Stephen Cook, who specialises in the cable and satellite sector, is now based in Wiggin and Co's London office.

While at McGrigor Donald, Cook focused on corporate work for media client Flextech, which has interests in television channels including Bravo, UK Gold and UK Living.

He will take this work with him to Wiggin and Co; the firm already handles Flextech's commercial work and programming.

Cook said Wiggin and Co had a solid media client list and commented that he was looking forward to working with the back-up of a specialised media practice.

“There is a lot of merger and acquisition work in media at the moment and I see myself broadening Wiggin and Co's corporate finance skills,” he said. “It is a natural progression for me to move to a firm specialising in high quality media work.”

McGrigor Donald managing partner Niall Scott said he expected the firm would continue to do some work for Flextech.

“We are obviously very disappointed to be losing Stephen, but we have a very strong corporate finance team and we are sure it will continue to thrive,” he said.

Cook was at City firm Herbert Smith before he moved to to McGrigor Donald three years ago.