Law firm Royds Withy King has announced the appointment of partner Mei-Ling Huang as its new chairperson.
Mei-Ling has taken up the role in line with the Swindon-based firm’s new governance and management structure which includes the introduction of a board-level partnership committee to oversee strategic growth and development.
Mei-Ling, who will be chairperson of the partnership committee, is a partner qualified in the US and UK.
She is an experienced litigator and heads the firm’s dispute resolution team, specialising in health and social care regulation as well as commercial litigation, advising health and social care providers on the myriad of challenges they face.
Mei said: “I see our new structure as an opportunity to further develop our strong positive culture, to focus on our people and our clients, and work to deliver on our goal of becoming the people in law who clients want to work with and who everyone wants to work for.
“My biggest passions in my new role will be building the success of the firm and making Equality, Diversity and Inclusion a part of business as usual.
"I want our firm to be a place where everyone feels comfortable just being themselves. All of our people contribute to the success of our firm and we should be proud of our individual contributions.
“Diversity brings many advantages to an organisation. Building an equal, diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to harness the best available talent to create value for our clients, our people and communities.
“We all know that the last year has been very difficult but we’ve come through it better than expected. That is clearly due to the dedication of our people and is a testament to our leadership. This puts us in a great position to build the business. It’s a really positive time and I want to harness that energy as we move forward.”
Outgoing board chairperson Louise Fleming, who will continue as non-executive member to oversee the transition to the new structure and support Mei-Ling in her new role, said: “I am delighted that Mei-Ling has been appointed chairperson of the partnership committee. Her leadership, vision and enthusiasm are inspirational and I am very much looking forward to working with her.”
Royds Withy King managing partner Graham Street said: “I’d like to congratulate Mei-Ling, who has the professional and personal qualities which are required to deliver on the requirements of the role at the highest level.
"She will also ensure that we continue to forge ahead with our planned key objectives of growth and strong business performance.”