Raworths LLP
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We act for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with our clients to understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Our depth of experience and knowledge is focussed on providing practical advice designed to meet all our clients’ business needs.

Individuals & Families

We understand how important your case is, our experienced teams are on hand to provide practical and effective legal advice. With one of the largest teams of lawyers in North Yorkshire we work for wealthy individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses - your needs are at the heart of what we do.


Our Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property teams have the expertise to help you deal with the opportunities and challenges of the freehold and leasehold real estate market. We have substantial depth of experience of the property world and its demands which gives us the crucial ability to help you achieve your aims.

Resolving Disputes

Disputes are an unavoidable fact of life, but when they happen it is essential to find a quick, effective and practical solution to the situation. Whether your issues are commercial or business related, family or personal, we have the depth of experience, imagination and expertise to help you solve your problems.

Raworths has been a pioneer in the application of quality standards to the work of a solicitor’s practice. We were one of the first firms in the country to be granted a Legal Services Commission Franchise and we have, as you can see below, since added to our collection of quality standards and specialisms. We are convinced that the discipline of regular external auditing of our systems and service, although tedious at the time, does help maintain high standards for the benefit of our clients and the firm.

Chambers UK 2015

The Corporate / Commercial and Employment units have all been recommended in the 2015 Chambers Directory of law firms.

The Legal 500

The Commercial Property, Corporate / Commercial, Employment, Dispute Resolution,Family, Probate Wills & Trusts and Agricultural & Rural Affairs units have all been recommended in the 2013 Legal 500 guide to law firms.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Raworths is a legal disciplinary Limited Liability Partnership (OC 317670) with Solicitor, Legal Executive and corporate members and partners.  We are subject to statutory regulation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (no. 439478) which demands compliance with the Solicitors Code of Conduct and requires high standards of integrity, confidentiality, continuous professional development and competence.

Law Society of England and Wales

Our solicitors are members of the Law Society of England and Wales, which regulates the issue of annual practising certificates to solicitors. This process includes their being satisfied about levels of professional indemnity insurance cover and payment of contributions to the Solicitors Compensation Fund.

Institute of Legal Executives

Legal Executives within Raworths are members of the Institute of Legal Executives and are regulated by ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) and comply with their Code of Conduct.

Investors in People

In 1999 we achieved the nationally acclaimed Investors in People standard which recognises the investment that we make in our people to help develop our business and provide the best possible service.


In 2000 we became only the 45th firm of solicitors in England and Wales, out of 8000 practices, to be accredited as operating to the Law Society’s, Lexcel, Practice Management Standards. This involves an annual external audit, to ensure that we comply with the high Lexcel standards.

Community Legal Service

In 1994 Raworths was one of the first tranche of firms to be awarded a Legal Services Commission Franchise, we now hold their Specialist Quality Service Mark for Family Mediation Services.

Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Rachel Tunnicliffe, David Garfitt and Kate Maybury are members of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme

In 2011 we became one of the first firms in England and Wales to become members of the Law Societys Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

Law Society Family Law Specialist Accreditation Scheme

Zoe Robinson and Carmelita Ardren are two of the very few Advanced members of the Law Society’s Family Law Specialist Accreditation Scheme in North Yorkshire.

Law Society Family Mediation Accreditation Scheme

Zoe Robinson is a Practitioner Member of the Law Society’s Family Mediation Accreditation Scheme.


We are members of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association), and subscribe to their Code of Practice.

CEDR Solve

Christopher Butterworth and Deborah Boylan are both CEDR accredited Mediators.