Wiggin LLP - True Picture

Wiggin LLP

Jessop House,
Jessop Avenue,
Cheltenham,
GL50 3WG
Website www.wiggin.co.uk

  • Partners: 40
  • Associates: 55
  • Total trainees: 6
  • UK offices: Cheltenham, London
  • Overseas offices: 1
  • Contacts  
  • Graduate recruiter: Grace Walton, [email protected], 01242 224114
  • Training partner: Ben Whitelock, [email protected]
  • Application criteria 
  • Training contracts pa: 3
  • Applications pa: TBC
  • Minimum required degree grade: 2:1
  • Dates and deadlines 
  • Training contract applications open: 6th January 2020
  • Training contract deadline, 2022/2023 start: 30th May 2021
  • Salary and benefits 
  • First-year salary: £39,000
  • Second-year salary: £42,000
  • Post-qualification salary: £65,000
  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days
  • Sponsorship  
  • LPC fees: Yes
  • GDL fees: Yes
  • Maintenance grant: £7,000
  • International and regional 
  • Offices with training contracts: Cheltenham, London, Brussels
  • Overseas seats: Brussels
  • Client secondments: yes

Firm profile
Wiggin focuses exclusively on media, technology and IP. They advise clients on the financing, exploitation and protection of their creative and commercial assets in these sectors.

Main areas of work
Alongside its specialist commercial expertise, the firm provides a full legal service across corporate, tax, finance, litigation, employment and property. Wiggin’s clients range from leading businesses in digital entertainment, film, television, video games, music, sport and esports and publishing through to platforms, content retailers, gaming and technology companies and early stage entrepreneurs. The firm’s Brussels office provides legal support and lobbies EU decision makers on behalf of clients on a wide range of matters, including EU copyright, audio visual regulation, data protection, competition policy, trade and e-commerce.

Training opportunities
4 x 6 months

Other benefits
• Group personal pension
• Permanent health insurance
• Death in service
• Corporate gym membership
• Holiday buy / sell scheme
• Cycle scheme University law careers fairs 2020 Attending virtual law fairs.

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.wiggin.co.uk
Twitter: @WigginLLP

Diversity, inclusion and wellbeing:
To help our clients meet their most important challenges, we strive to build the very best legal and support teams, comprising people from a range of backgrounds, who are nurtured and developed in an inclusive environment that allows them to express who they are.

Inclusivity, personal development and a focus on the wellbeing of those around us helps us to create a place where we all want to work and to continue to attract, retain and develop the most talented people.

We are committed to increasing diversity within the firm and holding ourselves to the inclusion and diversity commitments we make. We recognise that words and statements must be accompanied by concrete and meaningful action – our partnership board works with our diversity and inclusion committee work to ensure we have both short term and long-term plans in place to address these issues. These currently include initiatives such as:
• increasing the gender balance in our partnership
• supporting a work/life balance that works for individuals
• increasing ethnic diversity
• supporting LGBTQ+ employees
• promoting social mobility

We have active support networks that provide a focus for those who identify with different groups and that help us to continue to improve diversity.

We don’t just view our commitment to our people, inclusion and diversity as a commercial driver – it is fundamental to why we at Wiggin choose to work here, and the advisors we strive to be.

This Firm's Rankings in
UK Guide, 2020

Ranked Departments

    • Media & Entertainment: Gaming, Social Media & Interactive Content (Band 2)
    • Media & Entertainment: Publishing (Band 1)

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