Helping you understand your businesses’ regulatory and compliance responsibilities

Royds Withy King provides a full range of regulatory advice for banks and financial institutions and businesses of all sizes. We have strong relationships with major firms elsewhere in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East through our Interleges network which supports our work for international corporations.

Banking and financial services

As well as providing day-to-day advice and assisting in the structuring of new products and services, we negotiate with legislators and regulators on matters affecting our clients. We advise on all aspects of the structure and operation of financial service businesses, including:

  • authorisation, regulation and compliance
  • alternative investments
  • trading, clearing and settlement systems
  • derivatives
  • investment funds and products
  • customer documentation
  • disciplinary work and regulatory defence

Charities and trusts

The private client team at Royds Withy King does a considerable amount of work with charitable trusts and other trusts and is therefore used to dealing with the various regulatory (e.g. Charity Commission), compliance and corporate governance issues.


Our corporate and commercial lawyers help our commercial clients deal with the various registration, reporting and compliance requirements of Companies House, HMRC and the Office of Fair Trading.

Data Protection and Distance Selling

Our corporate and commercial lawyers have significant experience in advising businesses on compliance with Data Protection (the Information Commissioner) and other privacy issues. Further information is available in the marketing and advertising section – and our lawyers here are also experienced in work relating to Distance Selling, Advertising Standards and related consumer protection issues.


The commercial and dispute resolution solicitors working in the leisure sector and with pubs, restaurants and hotels are able to help clients with various licensing requirements.

Professional conduct

Our work with various professional bodies brings us into contact with a variety of disciplinary and professional negligence issues.

Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Acts for a range of clients including large owner-managed businesses and public listed companies in corporate reorganisations, sales and a variety of other corporate and private equity backed transactions. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The firm has carved out a unique position in its local markets by providing a truly client-focused service, giving clients direct access to experienced professionals and at a reasonable cost.” “Everyone we deal with at Royds Withy King is very approachable and friendly, and we are very happy that they make sure to take the trouble to fully understand our objectives.” Work highlights: Advised the owners and shareholders of Prob-Solve Group on the sale of the company to Exquip Network Services. Acted for Socomec SA on the £22 million merger of the group’s UK subsidiaries Socomec and Socomec Sicon. Notable practitioners: Katharine Mortimer (Band 3) focuses her practice on MBOs and restructuring matters for clients in the healthcare sector. Clients describe her as “detail-conscious and meticulous in her approach to transactions, with a thorough understanding of corporate law principles.”” Chambers 2017 South West

“Associate Rishi Ladwa (Associate to watch) of Royds Withy King has “a commercial and corporate knowledge and personable approach that makes him a pleasure to deal with,” according to clients. He is known for his strong corporate transactional practice.” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley

“Clients of Royds Withy King praise its ‘effective, one-team approach’, ‘understanding of client’s requirements and objectives’, and ‘tailored solutions’. David Cavaliero leads the team, which acts for owner-managed businesses, and public and private equity owned companies. It is particularly strong in handling transactions between £2m and £15m.” Legal 500 2016 South West

Contact us now to find out how our lawyers can help keep your business ahead of the curve.

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