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Bath City Football Club takeover adviser among two Royds Withy King lawyers celebrating promotion

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Written by: Bath Chronicle | Posted 20 June 2018 7:00

Bath City Football Club takeover adviser among two Royds Withy King lawyers celebrating promotion

Two lawyers who began their careers as trainees at one of Bath’s largest law firms are celebrating promotion.

James Worrall and Mark Hambleton, of Royds Withy King, were both ranked 'associates to watch' in the Chambers and Partners UK 2018 guide to the legal profession, and are now partners.

Mr Worrall, involved in the takeover of Bath City Football Club, works in the firm’s Corporate team and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures, group reorganisations and exit strategies.

He acts for entrepreneurs, corporates and business owners and has a particular focus on the financial services and technology sectors.

Mr Hambleton is described in the latest Chambers and Partners guide as a 'rising star'. He specialises in complex personal injury and insurance claims.

Stuart Brazington, lead partner in the Bath office of Royds Withy King, said: “We are delighted to announce James’s and Mark’s promotions.

"Both new partners in our Bath office started out as trainees and learned, developed and grew with the firm. They put a huge amount of time and effort into their work and continually go over and above to deliver a consistently high level of service to their clients.”

In the latest edition of Legal 500 UK, Mr Worrall was recognised as a 'next generation lawyer'. He took lead advisory roles in recent transactions such as the sale of Higos Holdings Limited to Global Risk Partners, the sale of Applicable Limited to Arkadin and the takeover of Bath City Football Club.

His particular specialisms are cases involving cyclists, motorcyclists, individuals who do not have the capacity to litigate, and cases involving the Animals Act.

Mark is the South West regional co-ordinator for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He also writes regular blogs on ‘cycling and the law’ for and is the South West ambassador for Iconic Cycling Events.

Royds Withy King, which has more than 500 partners and staff, has also promoted five solicitors to associate and senior associate in its Bath offices.

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