Oxford-based Royds Withy King has retained its top tier rankings and seen a record number of lawyers singled out for praise in the legal industry’s two leading independently-researched directories, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Royds Withy King has also been included in The Times Best Law Firms, an inaugural list of the 200 best law firms in England and Wales based on a survey of over 20,000 solicitors and hundreds of clients. The firm’s Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury teams were given special mention.
Graham Street, managing partner at Royds Withy King, said: “We are delighted to have achieved excellent rankings in the latest editions of Legal 500 and Chambers as well as to have been included in the inaugural Times Best Law Firms report. These achievements are important to us as they are based on independent research and feedback from clients and peers, reflecting not just our lawyers’ expertise but our commitment to going the extra mile for our clients. This is an exciting time for the firm as we continue to invest in our people and the infrastructure needed to deliver an outstanding client service and differentiated brand.”
Royds Withy King retained first tier rankings in seven different practice areas in the latest edition of Legal 500: Employment (in the South West), Family (in the South West), Contentious Trusts and Probate (in the South West), Clinical Negligence (in the South West and South East) and Personal Injury (in the South West and South East).
The firm also saw a record 77 of its people named as ‘recommended lawyers’ while seven of its partners were identified as ‘leading lawyers’.
In Chambers and Partners, Royds Withy King maintained its status as a ‘National Leader’ in Clinical Negligence and achieved 19 team rankings across Chambers’ UK and High Net Worth guides, including seven Band 1 rankings: Clinical Negligence (Somerset and Oxford & surrounds), Personal Injury (Somerset and Oxford & surrounds), Family/Matrimonial (Somerset and Swindon & surrounds) and Sport: Horse Racing & Equestrian (UK-wide).
Chambers ranked 39 lawyers as ‘Leaders in their Field’, with 12 lawyers ranked in Band 1, and two lawyers – Graham Street and Jon Toogood – maintaining their Eminent Practitioner status.