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Graham Street of Royds Withy King

Bath- and Wiltshire-based law firm Royds Withy King confirms London merger

Bath- and Wiltshire-based law firm Royds Withy King has confirmed plans to merge with London law firm Goodman Derrick.

The merger, which will take effect on 1 May 2022, will create a business with approximately 360 specialist lawyers.

The merged firm, which will be known as RWK Goodman LLP, will continue to trade from Royds Withy King’s current offices in Bath, Swindon, Oxford, Marlborough and London.

Graham Street will continue as managing partner and Goodman Derrick’s senior partner Edward Hoare and chief operating officer Mark Jones will join the firm’s executive committee.

“This merger is a significant step forward for both firms,” said Graham.

“For Royds Withy King it strengthens our position as a Top 100 UK practice enhancing and significantly extending the breadth and depth of expertise and specialist services available to clients, particularly in the areas of corporate and real estate.”

Edward added: ” “It was clear from the outset that both firms shared a similar culture and strong focus on exceptional client service.

“The merger is great news as it extends the range of specialist services available for the benefit of both firms’ clients, and creates significant opportunities for growth and development.”

Around a third of the lawyers working for RWK Goodman will be based in London.

The firm said it remains committed to its current strategic focus on achieving sustainable growth across each of its business, personal and injury practices.

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