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Aug 19

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 2019 line-up announced

Taking place at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate from 17 to 20 October 2019, this year’s line-up features more than 20 recently published authors – ranging from much loved television presenters...

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Aug 19

The first step to compulsory alternative dispute resolution for civil litigants?

On 6 August 2019 the Court of Appeal overturned an earlier decision in the High Court to rule that the Court can force a party to take part in a...

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Aug 19

I’m not married but am splitting up with my partner-what happens to our property?

It often comes as a surprise to cohabiting individuals that in the unfortunate event of a relationship break down they do not have the same rights to make property claims...

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Jul 19

Taking the lid off unlawful behaviour in the workplace

Employers are being urged to consider their procedures following calls from MPs to prevent employers using Non-Disclosure Agreements to silence employees in situations of unlawful treatment. The move follows the publication...

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Jul 19

Taking a look at the Harrogate BID

Harrogate’s new ‘Business Improvement District’ (BID) is now up and running and Raworths is delighted to be on board with the initiative. A firm based in central Harrogate for over...

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Jul 19

Raworths shortlisted for Private Client Award in Yorkshire Legal Awards 2019

Raworths has been shortlisted for the Private Client Award in this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards.  The winners will be announced in 10 October at an awards ceremony at New Dock...

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Jul 19

Raworths receives recognition in national guide

Raworths is thrilled to have once again received Tier 1 ranking for York, Hull and surrounding area in the recently launched Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide 2019, a key...

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Jun 19

Revenge evictions and developments in the private rented sector

The issues of 'revenge evictions' and the potential for far-reaching reforms to the private residential letting market represent growing and significant challenges to landlords and letting agents. Matthew Hill, Head...

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Jun 19

Jazz delight at the Northern Aldborough Festival

A rare opportunity to see one of the UK’s most prestigious jazz artists, Courtney Pine CBE, took place on 14 June at the Northern Aldborough Festival.  The performance was sponsored...

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Jun 19

Parenting Plan – What is the right of first refusal?

Often, one of the most contentious issues following a separation regards children and specifically what time each party can spend with them moving forward. As you might expect, discussions between...

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May 19

More Changes for Employers!

Employment law is a fast changing area and, despite Brexit, this year is already seeing more changes for employers. 1. National Minimum Wage increases. From 1 April 2019, hourly minimum...

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Apr 19

Housing for agricultural workers – beware of the hidden trap

Many farming businesses and landed estates provide accommodation to employees as part of their employment, even though they may not actually need to live on the property for the performance...

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Apr 19

The end of the blame game – an update

Family lawyers around the country will be breathing a sigh of relief today following news from the Justice Secretary that he intends to put an end to the ‘unnecessary blame...

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Apr 19

Looking to Buy? Make sure you’re ready…

Buying a house or flat can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are a first-time buyer. As with many things, preparation can make the process much smoother. The tips...

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Apr 19

Employment – some key stats

From April 2019 important changes are being made to employment law.  The amendments are being brought in on a staggered basis (between 1 and 8 April 2019) and we have...

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Apr 19

Raworths appoints Head of Property

Raworths Solicitors has announced the senior appointment of Ann Laverty as its head of property. A new position for the firm, the role comes as part of a drive to...

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Mar 19

Debt Recovery – the realities of pursuing debt

There are numerous myths and commonly held assumptions surrounding debt recovery, what is clear is that it is a very real problem for thousands of businesses each year.  Ervin Shakaj...

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Mar 19

Testing Times – SMEs need to be aware of changes to Entrepreneur’s Relief

The changes to Entrepreneur’s Relief announced in the Autumn Statement have very real implications for SME owners. Whilst some of the uncertainty that surrounded the original statement has now been...

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Feb 19

Raworths raises a glass

The team from Raworths will join hundreds of thirsty people this March when they raise a glass at the Harrogate Beer Festival.  The Festival, taking place between Thursday 7 and Saturday...

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Feb 19

A Successful Year of Fundraising!

Raworths is delighted to have smashed their fundraising target for 2018, raising over £3,300 for the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP). The firm, which chose the organisation as their Charity of...

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Feb 19

Looking to Sell? Make sure you’re ready…

If you are thinking about putting your house on the market, making sure that both the house and the associated paperwork are in good order, can go a long way...

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Feb 19

Film Festival gears up for biggest event yet

Raworths is delighted to be sponsoring the Harrogate Film Festival in its third year. Taking place from March 1st – 4th 2019, the number of events for the public to...

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Jan 19

New partner to boost Private Client team at Raworths

Raworths has boosted its Private Client team with the appointment of Caroline Hedges, who joins the firm as Partner. The senior appointment follows the rapid growth of the department over...

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Jan 19

New appointment to facilitate further growth for Dispute Resolution team at Raworths Solicitors

Raworths Solicitors has announced the appointment of Annette Thomson who has joined the Dispute Resolution team as a Registered Foreign Lawyer, to meet a growing demand for the department’s services....

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Dec 18

Raworths extends its charity partnership with the Harrogate Homeless Project for another year

Raworths has extended its partnership with the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP) for another year following a busy year of fundraising for the local homeless charity. Staff have participated in a...

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Dec 18

Who gets to keep the ring?

With the festive season being the most popular time for proposals, Jo Lofthouse considers what happens to the ring if things fall through. As has been widely reported on social...

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Nov 18

Minimising the impact of conflict on children

Good Divorce Week (26-30 November 2018) aims to provide practical help, highlighting ways for separating parents to put their children’s needs first, as well as calling on the government to...

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Nov 18

Universal Credit – what separating spouses need to know

As the controversy around universal credit continues, Jo Lofthouse looks at the contentious policy and explains what divorcing couples need to be aware of. Universal credit is the benefit payment that was introduced in 2012 with a phased roll out. It was introduced in Harrogate...

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Nov 18

Raworths Solicitors achieve impressive rankings in highly acclaimed national directories

Raworths Solicitors has maintained its impressive rankings in two of the law industry’s most highly acclaimed directories, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. The firm, which offers a range of...

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Oct 18

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival enjoys another successful weekend

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival featured 30 world-class authors attracting a diverse audience. Sell-out events included BBC’s John Simpson, with interviewer, TV reporter Gerry Foley tweeting, ‘A wonderfully engaging, lively...

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Oct 18

Raworths receives recognition in latest Legal 500 Guide

Raworths continues to enhance its reputation for excellence following its recommendation in 7 areas of law by the Legal 500 Guide, published online this week. Some highlights from practice area commentary...

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Oct 18

The End of the Blame Game?

Could a new consultation be the beginning of the end for fault based divorces? For many, the recent news that the Ministry of Justice has announced that they will consult...

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Oct 18

Rural businesses need to get the employment status right for transient workforces

By Sally Togher of Raworths Solicitors, Harrogate   As the seasons change, so do the work levels for most rural businesses. In farming, clearly there are busy periods such as...

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Sep 18

Mini Libraries Mark Literary Festival

Harrogate International Festivals has launched a mini-library scheme in the town to encourage reading and raise awareness of its flagship literary festivals. Two mini-libraries, located outside the Festival office on...

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Sep 18

Highlights Announced for 2018 Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

We’re looking forward to another inspiring, educational and informative Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival. Taking place at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate, from 18 to 21 October, this year’s line-up features household names from...

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Aug 18

Raworths shortlisted for Private Client Award in Yorkshire Legal Awards

Raworths has been shortlisted for the Private Client Award in this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards. Raworths’ Trusts, Wills and Estates team has thrived in recent years, growing from 10 to 19 staff, likewise the...

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Jul 18

Raworths boasts a winning team in Chambers and Partners HNW Guide 2018

Raworths has once again received Tier 1 ranking for York, Hull and surrounding area in the recently launched Chambers and Partners High Net Worth (HNW) Guide 2018, a key publication...

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Jul 18

Raworths fundraising enjoys a busy month

The Raworths team had a busy month in June hosting and participating in numerous events, all to help raise funds for the Harrogate Homeless Project, the chosen Charity of the...

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Jul 18

Myth-busting Child Maintenance

When two people with children make the decision to separate, they are entering unknown territory. Child maintenance is one area that can cause a tremendous amount of confusion and parents...

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Jun 18

Raworths staff sail through exams

  We are delighted to announce that Jessica Oliver and Katie Watts from our Trusts, Wills & Estates team have passed their recent exams with distinction. The first of four exams leading...

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Jun 18

Online divorce – a new digital era

This month a new online divorce system is being rolled out across England and Wales. Following a testing phase last year, online divorce is now an option for many people...

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May 18

Plans for the year ahead

  Three members of the CSR team at Raworths spent a very productive afternoon with the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP) recently, meeting the staff at their HQ and learning a...

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Apr 18

Looking for fair solutions in farm succession

In succession planning for farmers, I am often asked to comment on the fairness of the distribution of assets between the farming child or children and the non-farming children. In...

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Mar 18

Raworths Fundraise for Homeless in Harrogate

Raworths Solicitors has announced they will be actively supporting the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP) who have been nominated as their Charity of the Year. Employees at the company chose the...

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Mar 18

How mediation can help resolve a dispute

When dealing with complex rural based disputes, whether of a property, family or commercial nature, the question of whether the case should be mediated is an important consideration that should...

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Mar 18

Raworths steps up in support of local events

Raworths has always been committed to supporting the local community, be that through the arts, charitable support or simply by lending a hand and this March has been no exception....

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Feb 18

My year as President of the Harrogate District Law Society

Kate Maybury with The Mayor of Harrogate Borough in 2017   My aim at the beginning of my year as President was to build upon the positive aspects of the...

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Jan 18

Businesses need to prepare for changes in data protection laws

New data protection laws (GDPR) will be introduced this May and businesses in the region will need to adapt and plan resource around it. The mismanagement of data can already...

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Dec 17

Raworths reach fundraising target for Harrogate Young Carers

  We’re delighted to announce that the Raworths team has reached their target of £2000 for its Charity of the Year partnership in 2017. Staff participated in numerous activities throughout the year to raise funds...

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Dec 17

An Employer’s Guide to Christmas

Christmas can present a myriad of challenges for employers and finding the right balance between playing Santa and Scrooge can be difficult. As the festive season gets underway, here’s some...

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Nov 17

Why managed succession to the family business makes financial sense

The saying “rags to riches to rags in three generations” is not lacking in truth and it is often the case that the obvious exit for the owners of successful...

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Nov 17

Raworths Celebrate Following Stand Out Performance in National Guide

Raworths is delighted to have been listed in six areas of law in the Chambers and Partners Directory published this week, more than any other Harrogate based law firm. The...

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Oct 17

A Record Breaking Festival

The sixth Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival was a resounding success as an outstanding line-up of names from the world of politics, stage and screen descended on the Crown Hotel last...

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Oct 17

Are you buying, selling or leasing a commercial property?

Get the ‘Heads of Terms’ right! If you’re involved in a commercial property transaction then it’s advisable to have proper Heads of Terms (HOTS) in place from the outset. These...

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Oct 17

Raworths Receive Recognition in Legal 500 Guide

Raworths, has enhanced its reputation for excellence following its recommendation in seven areas of law by the Legal 500 Guide, published this week. Being quoted as ‘inspiring confidence’, ‘extremely knowledgeable’...

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Sep 17

Raworths boast a winning team in Chamber and Partners HNW guide

Raworths has received further recognition for several of its partners in the new Chambers and Partners High Net Worth(HNW) Guide, a key publication for the international private wealth market. The...

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Sep 17

Employment Tribunal Fees – is the cost of obtaining justice too high?

In a recent landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees amounted to an unlawful barrier to justice for employees who wanted to bring claims against their employers....

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Aug 17

Raworths Announce Senior Appointment

Raworths has further boosted its private client Trusts Wills and Estates team (TWE) with the recruitment of Peter Greswold who joins the firm as Partner. The significant appointment follows considerable...

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Aug 17

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival – Raworths Review – A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray

If you’re not familiar with Jenni Murray, the presenter of Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, it quickly becomes clear from her introduction and afterword that she is a fierce defender of...

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Jul 17

A wonderful send off for Christopher Butterworth

  On 6th July Partners and staff past and present, family and business contacts attended an event at Raworths to mark the retirement of Christopher Butterworth, a well-known and respected...

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