Wiggin welcomes Associated Newspapers Deputy Head of Editorial Legal to partnership

LONDON – Leading media lawyer Julian Darrall has joined media, technology and IP law firm Wiggin LLP as a litigation partner. He also becomes Managing Director of specialist content practice Reviewed and Cleared.

Darrall joins the firm after ten years at Associated Newspapers (the publishers of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Mail Online, Metro and The i) where he was responsible for advising on all legal and regulatory issues. 

Julian Darrall, Wiggin said: “I’m delighted to join Wiggin’s highly regarded media litigation team. Having spent over a decade in-house advising the Mail titles, I have a good understanding of the ever-increasing challenges faced by the media and, in particular, the demands on both journalists and in-house lawyers tasked with creating and defending contentious content. I’m very much looking forward to drawing on the experience and insights I’ve gained from ten years at the Mail to enhance Wiggin’s already brilliant media litigation offering and to working with the talented specialist content lawyers and clearance professionals at Reviewed & Cleared.”

Caroline Kean, Head of Litigation at Wiggin said: “Julian has advised on many ground-breaking and award-winning stories and has handled litigation in the UK and internationally. He has dealt successfully with many IPSO complaints, advised on compliance issues, editorial policies, acquisitions and steered the Associated group through judicial and parliamentary inquiries. We’re very pleased to welcome him – his expertise and experience will be invaluable to both Wiggin and Reviewed & Cleared clients.”

Prior to working for the Mail group, Darrall spent seven years with RPC’s media litigation team, working for clients including newspapers, book publishers, broadcasters, and media insurers across issues such as libel, privacy, intellectual property and data protection, and he spent time embedded with the Guardian and Hiscox Insurers.