WILTSHIRE-based law firm Royds Withy King recently hosted an event for around 100 guests to thank them for their continued loyalty and support

The firm’s Swindon and Marlborough-based lawyers welcomed their clients and contacts to the firm’s annual social event which was held in 20 At The Kings in Swindon, where they enjoyed drinks and canapés.

Partner Malcolm Gregory, who was recently appointed regional lead partner for Wiltshire, gave a short welcome speech, reflecting on the successes of the previous year and the growth of the firm, which is ranked 85th in the UK Top 100. He also looked to the year ahead and his appointment as regional lead partner for Wiltshire – a move which has been replicated in all four of the firm’s principal offices. The role will help to develop new market opportunities and build on the firm’s community links with the many initiatives that are running across the region.

Every two years, partners and staff from Royds Withy King vote for local charities to benefit from their fundraising activities, volunteering and practical support and Doing it for Dan is currently the firm’s local charity of choice.

Doing it for Dan founder, Helen Lucas, who is also an employment lawyer at Royds Withy King, spoke at the event about the important work that the charity does in the local area for children and young adults, encouraging them to participate in sport and go as far as they can, by awarding grants to individuals and organisations across Wiltshire. It is a cause very close to her heart and her colleagues, as it was set up following the death of Helen’s 11-year-old son, Daniel, who died in a road traffic accident in 2015. Daniel was a talented young sportsman and so Doing it for Dan was set up to help channel the emotions of family members and friends into raising funds to help others achieve their sporting dreams.