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Royds Withy King

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Managing Partner: Graham Street
Number of partners: 70
Solicitors: 133
Other fee-earners: 95

Agriculture & Rural Business: Angus Williams
Bloodstock: Andrew Chalk, Richard Brooks
Charities & Not-for-profit: Samantha O’Sullivan
Clinical Negligence (Claimant): Simon Elliman
Construction & Engineering: Andrew Ash
Corporate & Commercial: John North
Dispute Resolution: Chris Kane, Philip Banks-Welsh
Employment & HR: Malcolm Gregory
Family: Richard Ellis
Financial Services: Philip Banks-Welsh, Richard Woodman
Health & Social Care: James Sage, Hazel Phillips
Insolvency & Corporate Recovery: Philip Banks-Welsh
Leisure: David Israel
Life Sciences: Claus Andersen
Personal Injury (Claimant): Tracy Norris-Evans
Private Wealth: Will MacFarlane
Real Estate: Paul Daniels
Residential Property, Farms & Estates: Andrew Chalk
Retail: Bharat Nahar
Technology, Media & Telecommunications: John North
Wills, Tax & Trusts: James McNeile, Tom Gilman, Tony Millson

THE FIRM Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 500 people, including 70 partners, across offices in London, Bath, Oxford and Wiltshire. Royds Withy King is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges, which enables firms to collaborate and provide relevant in-country support and expertise to individuals and businesses across multiple jurisdictions. Royds Withy King places client relationships at the heart of everything it does, using insight and forethought to anticipate their needs and help them to stay ahead of the curve. The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years within the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so.

Royds Withy King has a significant commercial practice which offers the full spectrum of corporate, employment, property and litigation services with specialists bringing great breadth and depth of experience to clients regionally, nationally and internationally. With contentious and non-contentious work, the firm covers employment law, corporate/commercial contracts, M&A transactions, commercial disputes, intellectual property, commercial property and construction.
In addition, the firm has specialist sector-focused teams made up of legal advisers from across the practice with specific knowledge and experience of working with clients in these industries: health and social care; financial services; retail; leisure and hospitality; technology, media and telecommunications; charities and not-for-profit; real estate; life sciences and private wealth.
Significant clients include Smyths Toys, Scribbler, Diamond Light Source, The Professional Jockeys Association, Bath Rugby and Stadium for Bath, Gold Care Holdings, State Bank of India, and Punjab National Bank.

Private Client Services: Royds Withy King has large, well-established private client, family and residential property practices which cater to all personal legal needs. These may range from moving house to helping clients to buy property for family members; from advising on cohabitation agreements to negotiating a fair financial settlement on divorce; from drawing up Wills to helping clients to apply for a Lasting Power of Attorney for themselves or relatives. The firm’s solicitors are known for being friendly and approachable – but they are also experts in their field and will fight the client’s corner when it’s appropriate to do so. The firm’s private wealth offering is tailored to high net worth individuals where their wealth gives rise to added complexity in their business and personal lives. Clients include business owners, entrepreneurs, family trusts, landed estates, City professionals and overseas clients.

Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence: With a strong national reputation for high-quality claimant work, both the clinical negligence and personal injury teams put clients at the heart of everything they do. They build a team around each client – a team that will take the time to get to know clients personally and guide them through the often daunting process of pursuing a compensation claim.
Royds Withy King has a national reputation for work in highly specialist areas, including head, brain and spinal injuries; birth injuries and cerebral palsy; complex orthopaedic injuries; industrial diseases including mesothelioma; dental negligence; catastrophic road accidents; serious injuries caused by animals; amputations; chronic pain including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; cycling accidents; and injuries sustained whilst in care.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Royds Withy King takes corporate social responsibility seriously and has a long history in supporting its local communities, financially and in kind. The firm has also introduced measures which have significantly reduced its environmental impact and carbon footprint.