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Law firm achieves top rankings in Chambers High Net Worth guide

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Samantha O'Sullivan and Calum CampbellSamantha O'Sullivan and Calum CampbellSwindon and Marlborough-based law firm Royds Withy King has achieved top rankings in the 2018 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide, released this week by Chambers and Partners, the international leading guide to the law.

The UK Top 100 law firm has been ranked in Band 1 for its work in private wealth law in the Swindon area. The private client team advises clients on a range of matters including Wills, tax, trusts, IHT, estate planning and inheritance disputes.

Two lawyers from the Swindon and Marlborough offices have been singled out and recognised for their expertise.

Samantha O’Sullivan, a private client lawyer and partner, has been noted for her extensive experience in private wealth law and ranked in Band 1. 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.

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 and inheritance disputes team and specialises in helping clients defend or contest a Will and advises on a broad range of inheritance disputes.

The team recently 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.

Malcolm Gregory, lead partner in the Swindon office 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 Samantha and Calum 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.