Raworths is recognised in The Legal 500 UK Guide 2022 for: Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Employment, Property Litigation, Family, Agriculture & Estates, and Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate.
Raworths is recognised in Chambers UK 2021 for Employment (Band 1), Corporate (SME/OMB), Litigation, Real Estate, Family (Band 1), Agriculture & Rural.
Trusts, Wills & Estates team is recognised in Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021 in the Private Wealth Law category (Band 1) and also feature in their National Leaders (outside London) ranking.
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.
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.
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.
Raworths holds the nationally acclaimed Investors in People (GOLD accreditation) which recognises the investment that we make in our people to help develop our business and provide the best possible service. The firm was last assessed in Summer 2021 and only 17% of IIP accredited organisations achieve Gold.
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.
Seven members of our Trusts, Wills & Estates team are members of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
In 2011 we became one of the first firms in England and Wales to become members of the Law Societys Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
Carmelita Ardren is one of the very few Advanced members of the Law Society’s Family Law Specialist Accreditation Scheme in North Yorkshire.
We are members of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association), and subscribe to their Code of Practice.
Deborah Boylan is a CEDR accredited Mediator.