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26 July 2018 0 Comments
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Royds Withy King achieves top rankings in Chambers High Net Worth guide

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Royds Withy King have achieved top rankings in the 2018 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide, released by Chambers and Partners, the international leading guide to the law (published 19 July 2018).

Our Private Client team across the firm have been recommended for their work advising clients on a range of matters including Wills, tax, trusts, IHT, estate planning and inheritance disputes.

Five lawyers from across the firm have been singled out and recognised for their expertise in various specialist areas of Private Wealth Law and Private Wealth Disputes.

Amanda Noyce, a partner and head of the firm’s specialist Contested Wills, Trusts & Inheritance Disputes team, has been ranked in Band 1 for Private Wealth Disputes. The independent directory describes Amanda as a “top lawyer in the field.” Recently, Amanda successfully represented the family of two victims in the high profile Barton case where a care home owner groomed six wealthy residents and took control over their finances. Amanda’s expertise is considerable and includes advising and supporting clients through contesting and defending Wills and trusts, estate disputes and applications to the Court of Protection.

Calum Campbell has been recognised as an ‘Associate to Watch’, for his work in Private Wealth Disputes. According to an independent source “he is very thorough, commercially minded and pragmatic,” while another commends him for being an “extraordinarily approachable, down-to-earth and engaging man.” Calum is a member of the firm’s Contested Wills, Trusts & Inheritance Disputes team and specialises in helping clients defend or contest a Will and advises on a broad range of inheritance disputes.

James McNeile, a partner and head of the Private Client team has been recognised for his extensive experience advising a range of clients on private client law. James advises a range of clients including landed estates, and families on estate planning and specialises in tax planning for non-UK domiciled individuals with assets in the UK.

Tom Gilman, a partner and head of the Private Client team in Oxford is described as “an excellent communicator who provides sound advice and guidance.” Tom, who regularly works with business owners and other high net worth clients, has been noted by Chambers for the service that he provides to clients relating to Wills and estate planning.

Samantha O’Sullivan, a private client lawyer and partner, has been ranked in Band 1 for her work in Private Wealth Law. Clients describe Samantha O’Sullivan as “helpful, informed, professional and friendly,” and note her level of expertise in acting for clients. Samantha advises individuals on a wide range of issues, including pre and post death estate and tax planning for individuals and families, use of trusts and tax-efficient Wills, inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

Graham Street, Managing Partner of Royds Withy King, said: “We are extremely pleased to have achieved another set of high level rankings which reflects our expertise in private client practice areas. The individual recognition of Amanda, Calum, James, Samantha and Tom shows their commitment to delivering a consistently high level of service to their clients.”

Chambers and Partners is one of the most renowned legal directories internationally. Researched annually by an independent and expert team, the guide is aimed is aimed at clients of legal services.

For further information, please contact Jenny Liddle at Royds Withy King on:

01225 459 911     Email usjenny.liddle@roydswithyking.com

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