Growth leads to promotions at Royds Withy King

By Gill Harris on 17 May, 2019
Award-winning law firm Royds Withy King has announced 20 promotions, including five new partners, amid further annual growth. Senior associates Katherine Lauder, Maria Meek, Zainab Dakhil, Ben Lees and Milan Kapadia have all been made partners.
The promotions were announced on the back of another strong performance by the firm, which has offices in Swindon, as it reported growth of 6% and an annual turnover of just over £38m. Graham Street, managing partner at Royds Withy King, which recently won the MPF Best Managed Firm Award 2019, said: “These promotions are testament to the hard work and commitment we are seeing in all practice areas. We are fortunate to have such a strong pipeline of talent within our business which we will continue to invest in and develop. “We are pleased to have achieved healthy growth despite increased uncertainty around Brexit and continuing competitive pressures.” The diversity of the newly promoted partners represents the breadth and depth of services offered by the firm. Milan Kapadia is a commercial litigator who acts for insolvency practitioners, banks and businesses. Described by the Legal 500 directory as ‘exceptional’, Katherine Lauder is an experienced family solicitor who specialises in cases involving children and domestic abuse. Katherine is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and a Resolution accredited specialist. Part of the firm’s nationally-renowned clinical negligence team, Ben Lees has particular expertise in handling highly emotive cases involving life-changing injuries, including complex spinal and general surgery cases and those involving the misdiagnosis of cancer. A chartered accountant, Maria Meek specialises in Court of Protection work and regularly acts as deputy for clients with severe brain injuries and in high value complex cases managing their financial settlements and awards. Zainab Dakhil is a property lawyer with significant experience acting for companies and individuals on prime, central London real estate, from complex leases and property portfolios to collaborative projects with agents and other professional advisers. Royds Withy King employs around 520 people and is headquartered in Bath, with principle offices in Swindon, Oxford and London. Pictured above: From top, Milan Kapadia, Katherine Lauder, Ben Lees, Maria Meek and Zainab Dakhil