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It's all promotion at Royds Withy King

14 May 2021
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Oxford law firm Royds Withy King, has announced 22 promotions, including three new Partners.

Senior Associates Rachel James, Ali Cloak and Ian McEwan have all been made Partners. Meanwhile, Emma Palmer has been promoted to Director of Risk and Best Practice.

Rachel James, from the Personal Injury team, has been a specialist in representing those suffering from asbestos linked diseases and their families since 2010.

Ali Cloak, from the Clinical Negligence team, has expertise in a wide range of medical negligence claims.

Ian McEwan is based within the Property Disputes team.

In addition to the new Partners, colleagues from across the firm have been promoted to Associate and Senior Associate level across the law firm's different practice areas.

Graham Street, Managing Partner at Royds Withy King, said: “I’d like to congratulate our new Partners, Senior Associates and Associates, as well as Emma of course. I’m very pleased that we’re able to recognise our people’s hard work and dedication in this way.

“Two years ago, our firm set itself a target of achieving 40 per cent women equity partners by 2025. I’m pleased to say we have already exceeded this goal.

“After a challenging 12 months, we have an exciting new financial year in front of us as we move to the next stage of our growth and development as a sustainable Top 100 firm. Congratulations to everyone again.”

Royds Withy King is headquartered in Bath, with principle offices in London, Oxford and Swindon.

Emma Palmer, Royds Withy KingRachel James, Royds Withy KingIan McEwan, Royds Withy King

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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