Promotion and hire add two to ranks of Wiggin partnership

Media boutique Wiggin has added two new partners, promoting one and hiring the other from Bristol firm Veale Wasbrough.

Litigation senior associate Amali de Silva and Veale Wasbrough employment partner Marcus Rowland will take Wiggin’s partnership up to 16 members.

Rowland joins in June and will head the firm’s employment practice, which is currently staffed by associates. The promotion of de Silva will give Wiggin three litigation partners.

Wiggin litigation head Caroline Kean said: “This is a very well-deserved promotion, as all of Amali’s clients will testify. We’re delighted she’s joining the partnership.”

De Silva joined Wiggin in 2005 from Olswang and two years later was promoted to the newly made role of senior associate. She specialises in litigation for media clients and last year represented Orion Books in its Court of Appeal libel dispute against former Flying Squad detective Michael Charman, scoring the first-ever Reynolds defence win for a book.