Law firm Royds Withy King, which has its head office in Bath, is continuing to strengthen its business with the appointment of four new partners.
Lee Taylor will lead the firm’s Residential Development team in the city from April, while Rod Smith will become the new Head of Private Client at the firm’s London office in May.
Meanwhile, at the Oxford office, Vicky Hernandez has joined the Real Estate team and Carl Selby has joined the Corporate team.
Lee is joining the firm from Lyons Davidson, where he was Head of Real Estate. Prior to that, he held roles at Bevan Brittan and DAC Beachcroft in Bristol.
His experience will also strengthen the firm’s expertise in retirement village and healthcare development, which is a growth area for the firm with clients including L&G backed Inspired Villages and Brunelcare.
Commenting on their appointments, Royds Withy King Managing Partner Graham Street said: “All four Partners are ambitious and talented. We’re delighted to welcome them to the firm and I’m sure they will be an asset to all our clients.
“We’ve established a national reach and reputation and enjoy working with national brands. Our latest appointments demonstrate that our firm is growing well and that we are investing in further building our strength, particularly in London.
“They will also enable us to deepen our capabilities in key practice areas, including Private Wealth, Real Estate and Corporate law, plus supporting our growing sector Retail team.”
Real Estate Partner Vicky Hernandez and Corporate Partner Carl Selby join the firm from Hedges Law in Oxford. Having joined Hedges from BrookStreet Des Roches in 2014 and Reynolds Parry Jones in 2016 they have since worked together to create and grow the business services team to complement the pre-existing Hedges offering in personal law. They will bring a team of three with them.
Rod Smith has more than 20 years’ experience in advising on high value, complex and multi-jurisdictional matters. He currently leads the Trust and Estates team at the London office of law firm Stone King LLP and is completing his third term on the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee.
He specialises in advising on the creation, running, restructuring and transfer of domestic and cross-border estates and trusts as well as on Court of Protection and regulatory matters.
He will play a key role in Royds Withy King’s growth of its successful Private Wealth proposition.