Expertise Employment & Immigration

Media and technology businesses are shaped by their people. Attracting, recruiting and retaining those with the right mix of skills and experience can make all the difference. That involves a lot more than just knowing about the law - it also requires an understanding of the sector, an awareness of its customs and practices, and an insight into what's likely to work for your business.

Our sector-focused approach means we know how media and technology businesses operate and what it takes for them to succeed. We have a wealth of experience of how employment and immigration law applies to the contracts, customs and HR practices for businesses in these sectors, such as film and TV studios / production companies, games developers / publishers, sporting bodies and clubs, online gambling operators and other digital technology businesses. That’s why so many leading players in these industries turn to us for advice in this area.

Our team covers all types of employment and immigration work including contract drafting and negotiation, visa applications and extensions, advice on rationalisation and restructuring programmes and managing complicated and sensitive disputes and exit requirements.

The Wiggin team is a delight to work with – their expertise and friendly approach makes collaborating with them enjoyable. They are a top choice for any employment matters.
CEO, Mobile technology business

Recent experience of the team includes:

  • successfully defending a number of highly complicated employment tribunal disputes (involving claims of whistleblowing, discrimination and harassment and unfair dismissal) for media, technology and gambling businesses;
  • managing a number of large-scale change and redundancy processes for media and interactive entertainment businesses;
  • obtaining a court order preventing breach of non-compete restrictions by executives at a large publishing client;
  • obtaining work visas for the support staff of a high-profile actor on a UK production; and
  • assisting with a multitude of general HR and employment relations matters for a wide variety of clients in our core sectors.

For us, helping you become a more successful employer is more than just a question of fire-fighting day-to-day HR problems. Instead, we aim to add value by adopting a proactive and collaborative approach when working with your HR team, managers and in-house lawyers to promote best practice and to achieve the outcome that you want.

For guidance on our fees for Employment Tribunal claims, click here.