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Royds Withy King

69 CARTER LANE, LONDON, EC4V 5EQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2222
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 2034
DX:
138762 CHEAPSIDE-2
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Web:
www.roydswithyking.com

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m
M&A: smaller deals up to £50m - ranked: tier 3

Royds Withy King

The technology, retail, manufacturing and financial services sectors are particular areas of focus for the team at Royds Withy King, which regularly acts for overseas clients entering the UK market. John North leads the team, which also includes Claus Andersen, who is dual qualified in the UK and Denmark, and Tony Roberts. Recent highlights include advising a Swedish company in the heating technology sector on the English law aspects of its acquisition of a UK-headquartered company, and acting for the shareholders of event management agency Banks Sadler Group on the sale of the company to American Express Global Business Travel. Baglioni Hotels Group, De Agostini UK and Oxford Genetics are also key clients.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 8

Royds Withy King

Royds Withy King's 'level of service is of the highest standard'. The team is known for advising the retail sector as well as designers and inventors; and acting in financial services disputes and estate agent and business agent claims. The firm also has an expanding Indian practice. Stewart Wilkinson is team head; Chris Rodda is 'a realistic pursuer of claims'; and Stephen Welfare  is 'always professional'. Jon Sharp joined Excello Law.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 3

Royds Withy King

In Royds Withy King's 'responsive, thorough and highly tactical team', Caroline Doran Millett attracts praise as 'a calm, clear-headed and careful lawyer who provides considered advice throughout and fully supports and reassures her clients'; other key names include 'highly experienced' group leader Richard Woodman, racing industry specialist Gemma Ospedale, discrimination expert and 'impressive and tenacious adviser' Helen Murphie and David Israel, who joined from Wedlake Bell LLP in 2017. The practice is noted for its contentious expertise, particularly in discrimination issues and unfair dismissal claims.

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London: Private client

Family
Family - ranked: tier 6

Royds Withy King

Head of a ‚Äėstrong team‚Äô at Royds Withy King¬† is Patrick Hart¬†who has ‚Äėvast experience of representing HNW spouses often with international connections‚Äô. Vandana Chitroda¬† is a ‚Äėreassuring and supportive figure to her clients‚Äô.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 5

Royds Withy King

The ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô Tony Millson¬†at¬†Royds Withy King¬†is ‚Äėurbane, unflappable and has seen it all. He gives thoughtful and clear advice and is thorough without unnecessary fussiness‚Äô. Deanna Hurst¬†is ‚Äėefficient, reliable and highly intelligent. She works hard, thinks ahead and forgets nothing‚Äô. Both have ‚Äėexcellent client relationship skills‚Äô. Millson advises on all aspects of tax and estate planning particularly in relation to inheritance tax, capital gains tax and trust creation. He also is adept at advising on the administration of high value trusts and estate and routinely acts for parents of children with disabilities.

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