Career Development at Royds Withy King

Developing our people is central to our strategy to become a sustainable Top 100 UK law firm. Having great people in our firm is key to ensuring we can offer the best possible service to our clients.

With this in mind, we have and open approach to supporting you to develop your career and ambitions, whatever they may be.

Career Development Framework

Over a number of years, we have developed a robust and transparent framework which shows you exactly what you need to achieve in order to grow your career at the firm. This isn’t just about hitting KPIs. The framework helps you to understand how your contribution and behaviours are woven together to create the basis for your progression in the firm. From Secretary to Partner, you can see exactly what is expected of you along the way.


We run an annual promotions programme where you will be invited to apply for the next step up in your career. The process is clear and rigorous, giving you an opportunity to showcase how you have developed and why you are ready to take on your next role.

Career conversations and Appraisals

You are in the driving seat of your career but you will always be supported along the way. You will be able to have regular career conversations with your manager, as well as an annual appraisal. We believe in keeping your objectives fresh and working closely with you to build your personal development plan for the future.

Learning & Development

You will have access to a wide range of technical training opportunities within your teams, and through external methods. We also have a programme of internal learning opportunities to support you to develop a wide range of skills.