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Royds Withy King

5-6 Northumberland Buildings,
Queen Square,

  • Partners: 67
  • Associates: 120
  • Total trainees: 21
  • UK offices: Bath, London, Oxford, Wiltshire
  • Contacts 
  • Graduate recruiter: Claire Fennell, [email protected], 01225 730 100
  • Training partner: Richard Brooks, [email protected]
  • Application criteria 
  • Training contracts pa: 10
  • Applications pa: 300
  • Minimum required degree grade: 2:2
  • Vacation scheme places pa: 10
  • Dates and deadlines 
  • Training contract applications open: 3 December 2018
  • Training contract deadline, 2021 start: 14 April 2019
  • Vacation scheme applications open: November 2018
  • Vacation scheme 2019 deadline: 31 January 2019
  • Salary and benefits 
  • First-year salary: £26,500-£32,000
  • Second-year salary: £27,500-£34,000
  • Post-qualification salary: £37,000-£45,000
  • Holiday entitlement: 26.5 days
  • International and regional 
  • Offices with training contracts: Bath, London, Oxford, Wiltshire

Firm profile

Established in Bath in 1873, we are proud of our heritage. We have come a long way in the last 145 years. We are now a Top 100 UK Law firm and we continue to be known for the quality of our lawyers and their personal and pragmatic approach to problem-solving. This means our clients won’t just know where they stand, but where they are going next and when they are likely to get there.

Great service is a given. What differentiates us is our commitment to going the extra mile for our clients and looking for opportunities to help them stay ahead of the curve.

We are proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times ‘100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For’. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 — one of just six UK law firms to have done so.

Main areas of work

Clinical negligence, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, employment, family, private client, personal injury, real estate, residential property.
Sectors: Retail, leisure and hospitality, health and social care, private wealth, technology and media, life sciences, sport, charities.

Training opportunities

Training opportunities are available at all four offices on a 4x6 months seat system. There are no compulsory seats and we will work with trainees to build their programme around their desired seat choices as well as business needs.

Vacation scheme

Our vacation scheme placements are open to undergraduates, post-graduates and career changers. It is a week long placement in one or two teams giving you insight into the practice area and life at Royds Withy King.

Other benefits

Life assurance, profit-share bonus, two paid charity days per year, Perkbox (discounts and freebies), healthcare cash plan, cycle to work scheme, £50 birthday bonus, free will, discounted conveyancing.

Open days and first-year opportunities

We will be running a number of insight events at our offices in the autumn term. Please check our website for further details.

University law careers fairs 2018

University of Law (Guildford, Bristol, Reading, Bloomsbury), Oxford Brookes University, UWE.

Social media

Twitter: @RoydsWithyKing
Instagram: @roydswithyking

This Firm's Rankings in
UK Guide, 2019

Ranked Departments

    • Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant (Band 3)
    • Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant (Band 1)
    • Family/Matrimonial (Band 2)
    • Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant (Band 1)
    • Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant (Band 1)
    • Family/Matrimonial (Band 1)
    • Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant (Band 1)
    • Construction (Band 3)
    • Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market (Band 3)
    • Litigation (Band 4)
    • Real Estate (Band 4)
    • Real Estate Litigation (Band 4)
    • Family/Matrimonial (Band 1)
    • Real Estate (Band 4)
    • Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant: Industrial Disease Recognised Practitioner
    • Sport: Horse Racing & Equestrian (Band 1)