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Royds Withy King adds three new partners including Withers family lawyer

09/03/2018 News Team

Law firm Royds Withy King has strengthened its Oxford and Bath offices with the appointment of three new partners.

Will MacFarlane has joined the family team in Bath, while Emma Banister Dean has joined the dispute resolution team and Iain Butler the corporate team in Oxford.

Royds Withy King’s managing partner Graham Street, commented: “Royds Withy King is an ambitious firm that is rapidly building a reputation as lawyers ahead of the curve. All three partners are enormously talented and respected in their fields and will be an asset to clients based in our regions as well as nationally.”

Ms Banister Dean joined the firm at the end of February from professional services firm Knights. She is an experienced litigator who acts for entrepreneurial businesses in and around Oxford and further afield. She has a particular focus on education law, acting for schools, further education colleges and universities across the UK. She is also a data protection specialist and will be part of the team advising clients on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Mr MacFarlane joins the family team in Bath from City law firm Withers. He acts for wealthy individuals in complex divorce cases, advising on high value financial settlements often involving offshore trusts, business assets, investments, pensions and property. He has particular experience in advising domestic and international clients on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Mr Butler joined Royds Withy King this week (5 March) from national law firm Shoosmiths where he was a senior associate. He specialises in a wide range of corporate work including acting for entrepreneurial and fast growing privately-owned and listed businesses, private equity houses, management teams and high net worth individuals.

Royds Withy King has over 480 staff across offices in Bath, London, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.

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