August 5, 2011

Press Release: Royds expands employment team with new partner hire – Caroline Doran

This week, Caroline Doran joins the employment team at Royds, the City law firm, as the third partner and the seventh lawyer in its growing employment team.

Caroline trained with Berwin Leighton Paisner and previously worked at Rooks Rider and Fox Williams. Caroline is experienced in advising those working in the City including people who have left or are joining leading City and global financial institutions. Her individual clients are often high profile and successful in their chosen field who have graced the front page of the Financial Times, The New York Times or the Sunday Times (business section). She also has a growing niche advising in-house lawyers on their employment. She has expertise in complex and high value bonus and profit share disputes.

Caroline has been quoted in numerous journals including The Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian and the Institute of Director’s Director magazine. Caroline has experience in many sectors including: charities, construction, insurance, financial services, aviation, technology, owner managed businesses and start ups.

Richard Woodman, Head of Employment at Royds said  “The employment team continues to grow – by 20% last year. We now generate over 15% of the firm’s income. Caroline is a terrific addition and we are delighted that she will be adding her considerable experience to the team – the employment partners alone now have over 50 years of legal experience. Our clients see us as providing cutting edge advice but in a friendly and approachable manner.  Caroline fits the bill perfectly”.

Caroline Doran commented  “I clicked with the Royds people immediately and I know that my clients will benefit from the collegiate and commercial environment too. Royds already works with much loved and high profile UK businesses and I know my clients will be in excellent hands. I was impressed that they recently had their 14th consecutive Employment Tribunal victory in a row for an employer. I would not want to be on the other side of Royds - so I thought I better join them”.

Caroline continued:  “My sector experience maps neatly onto Royds so we will be able to provide a rounded global service for my clients from FSA advice to complex intra-group company restructurings or company sales and acquisitions. Royds’ well deserved reputation for doing stellar work with individuals in private client, residential property and family law will benefit my senior executives and directors.

Caroline’s interests include skiing, wine tasting, scuba diving (she is a Qualified Rescue Diver) and art (her art has been displayed in the Dulwich Picture Gallery).

For further information please contact:

Richard Woodman, Partner                                            
Head of Employment                                                     02078421439

Caroline Doran, Partner                                            
Employment Department                                              02078421495

Notes to editors

About Royds

Royds is a long established 17 partner commercial City law practice with strong private client facing teams. The firm is well known for its commercial, retail property, employment and commercial litigation practices. It includes a number of banks, airlines, AIM listed and large private companies in its client portfolio. As a member of international association Interleges, Royds regularly advises clients entering the UK market and works on transactions with an international element acting for companies in Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East.

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