Royds Withy King hires new complex divorce specialist

By Nick Batten on 19 February, 2018

Will MacFarlane, a lawyer with over a decade of experience acting for “high net worth” clients in divorce cases, has joined Bath’s  Royds Withy King as a partner.

Will specialises in “complex financial settlements” on divorce, acting for clients with significant assets including businesses, offshore trusts, investments, properties and pensions located in the UK and internationally.

Originally from Dorset, Will joins Royds Withy King from “top-ranked” London firm, Withers LLP. Speaking about his appointment Will said: “I am excited to be returning home to the West Country to join such a forward-thinking firm. Royds Withy King is clearly ambitious but has retained it’s friendly and collegiate working culture. I am impressed by the firm’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and to local charities such as Bath Mind and I am very much looking forward to getting involved.”

He added: “I want to be the go-to family lawyer for high net worth clients in Bath, Bristol and throughout the South West. My practice will provide them with London quality expertise and client service but at more reasonable rates.”

Richard Ellis, head of the family team at Royds Withy King, said: “We are delighted to welcome Will. His appointment strengthens our experienced Family law team and enables us to continue to offer a high-quality level of divorce advice to our clients that have complicated finances and family circumstances.”

Will joins a team of 13 experienced solicitors and partners that has been “top-ranked” by independent legal directories Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

Pictured above: Will MacFarlane