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21 September, 2021

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival returns with live events

Following last year’s online festival, it is great to announce that Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival returns this autumn with a 4 day programme of live events from 21 to 24...

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20 September, 2021

Disciplinary procedures post Covid – keeping your policies up to date

In the last 18 months employers have had to be flexible and to make changes quickly in order to stay competitive and to keep their business on track, while also...

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2 September, 2021

Proposed modernisation of the Child Maintenance Service

Child maintenance can be a tricky issue and is something that can cause a lot of confusion for separating parents, particularly the interaction between the court and the Child Maintenance...

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2 September, 2021

Joint ventures – is divorce on the cards?

When businesses come together with common interests and pooled talent great things can be achieved but like any relationship can it all end in disaster? Unfortunately, joint ventures are frequently...

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19 August, 2021

Bailment: landlords and leftover property

Outgoing tenants often leave property behind at the end of their tenancy and this can create several considerations for landlords: do they have to store these items, and if so...

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17 August, 2021

Senior executive departure – tips for a smooth exit

Despite all your best efforts to recruit and retain the right key executives, sometimes things just do not work out as planned and it becomes evident that it will be...

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5 August, 2021

Does a one size fits all approach to debt collection suit your business?

It is understandable that businesses will frequently have a standardized internal procedure for collecting in debts.  Perhaps reminder letters to debtors after 14 days, followed by more serious letters making...

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3 August, 2021

The Top 10 Most Seen Disputes Relating to Wills

Jonathan Mortimer, Consultant Partner at Raworths, lists the most frequently seen disputes relating to wills and the administration of estates based upon his experience in the field. The top 10...

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23 July, 2021

Raworths achieves top ranking in Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Raworths achieves top ranking in its region and nationally (outside London) in independent guide Chambers High Net Worth Guide, one of the leading independent guides for the international private wealth...

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19 July, 2021

The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in commercial disputes

It is no secret that the courts are struggling to clear the backlog of commercial cases which have built up as a result of the coronavirus, or that this backlog...

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8 July, 2021

Bailment – What is Bailment?

Although it has such an antiquated name, Bailment is the term given to a very common form of a legal relationship which most people will have experienced. A Bailment can...

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8 July, 2021

No Fault Divorce Delayed

As my colleague Ellie Foster explained in her article No Fault Divorce earlier this year, the Government announced a new law on ‘no-fault’ divorce to come into effect this October...

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11 June, 2021

Raworths appoints new leadership for Corporate team following period of growth

Raworths has announced new leadership for its Corporate team following a sustained period of growth and client wins. The promotion is the fifth senior appointment to be made by the...

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10 June, 2021

The future of the workplace and hybrid working

The official government message encouraging people to work from home is expected to end with the final step out of lockdown. For many employees though, homeworking is here to stay....

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10 June, 2021

Is it worth paying for a private Financial Dispute Resolution?

For most people, (particularly those without children), one of the most important stages of a separation is the financial settlement. When managed badly it can fuel acrimony and dispute, cause...

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17 May, 2021

Family-friendly rights and the impact of the pandemic

While the predicted lockdown baby boom has not materialised and the birth rate is similar to 2020 (down just 0.5%), family caring responsibilities have been more evident in the last...

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29 April, 2021

Comparing employment status and rights – key differences and legal rights

The statutory definitions of the three categories of employment status have long been criticised as being unclear, and over the years a body of case law interpreting these definitions has...

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29 April, 2021

Harrogate Film Festival 2021

Harrogate Film Festival is now available online with events, including the popular Independent Filmmakers Competition, available until 30 May 2021.  More information and details about how to book tickets is...

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12 April, 2021

Important employment law updates for employers

1 April 2021 - National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates increase From 1 April, the National Living Wage will increase to £8.91 an hour and it will be...

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9 April, 2021

Raworths appoints three new partners to recognise excellence and quality

Raworths Solicitors has announced three new partners for the firm in its biggest series of partner promotions in several years. Sally Togher (Employment), Alison Walker and Sam Jenner (Trusts, Wills...

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6 April, 2021

Understanding the importance of pensions during divorce

As my colleague Claire Hunter explained in her article here ("what will happen to my pension during divorce"), pensions can be some of the most valuable assets in a marriage...

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25 March, 2021

Your duties as a director – what to do when your conduct is questioned

It would be wrong to assume that as a director you are top of the tree and untouchable.  Instead, a director is accountable to the company, shareholders and creditors by...

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22 March, 2021

Hollywood director takes top billing at the fifth Harrogate Film Festival

The Harrogate Film Festival is set to return for a fifth year, with events taking place between April and September 2021.  The festival aims to captivate audiences by offering innovative...

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11 March, 2021

No Fault Divorce

It’s a common misconception with divorcing couples that if one party can blame the other for the breakdown of the marriage then they will be entitled to a greater share...

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11 March, 2021

Business disputes with EU customers and suppliers after Brexit

While the UK may now have a trade deal with the EU, businesses have spent the first part of the year picking through the detail to figure out what it...

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8 March, 2021

New rules for IR35 and off-payroll working from 6 April

After postponements in 2019 and 2020, the 6 April 2021 is the third date scheduled for the off-payroll working rules to be extended to the private sector. The purpose of...

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29 January, 2021

How to manage your personal belongings in your will

Should have put a name on it!   How to manage your personal belongings in your will When preparing your Will you might not have considered who your personal belongings (also known...

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28 January, 2021

Raworths Family Unit marks the new year with a senior appointment

Raworths Solicitors has added a new senior role to its Family Unit as the team responds to increased demand for its services.  Ellie Foster joins the respected law firm as...

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15 January, 2021

Raworths pledge ongoing support of Vision Support Harrogate District in their centenary year

Raworths is delighted to enter the second part of its Charity of the Year relationship in 2021 with Vision Support Harrogate District, in what will be the charity's centenary year. With the...

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12 January, 2021

It is time to refresh HR policies and practices for 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year with employers having to respond rapidly to the challenges of the pandemic. Culturally the world has shifted too, with the Black Lives Matter movement bringing...

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26 November, 2020

Raworths Solicitors becomes business partner of Ripon Cathedral

Raworths Solicitors is delighted to unveil a new business partnership with Ripon Cathedral. The alliance means that Raworths will be playing a vital part in supporting the preservation and development...

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12 November, 2020

Keeping your workforce agile and within the law

The viability of many businesses is on a knife edge and flexibility in scaling the workforce up or down at short notice has become increasingly important. For many employers, keeping...

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12 November, 2020

Unmarried couples who are separating – what happens to your property?

When deciding to live together, understandably many unmarried couples do not think about what would happen with their property if their relationship came to an end. However, when relationships do...

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29 October, 2020

Literature Brought To Life With Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

The first ever digital Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival has been hailed a great success, attracting thousands of viewers to the free programme of events. The Festival, which this year was...

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22 October, 2020

Top tier recognition for Raworths in Chambers UK legal guide

Raworths has maintained strong recognition across all its practice areas in Chambers UK legal guide, including top tier rankings for Employment and Family teams. Chambers UK is one of the...

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22 October, 2020

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival: inspiring quotes

Festivals provide light, excitement and bring the town to life.  Books provide inspiration. As part of this year's digital Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, we asked colleagues if they have positive...

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16 October, 2020

Bringing literature to life in lights – Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 2020

Literature was brought to life in lights, in Harrogate this evening (15 October 2020). To celebrate the power of the arts, and the upcoming digital Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, Harrogate...

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13 October, 2020

We need to talk about….death

At the outbreak of covid-19, there was some surprise that the government included solicitors specialising in wills on the list of key workers, but in those early months we were...

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13 October, 2020

Seven pitfalls to avoid when making redundancies

As the Chancellor’s coronavirus job retention scheme enters its final phase and the prospect of a return to normal business seems distant for many companies, some employers are having to...

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9 October, 2020

Selling your home? Make sure you’re ready!

The stamp duty holiday has led to a surge in activity for the housing market in the last few months. Whilst this activity has been welcomed in the aftermath of...

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1 October, 2020

Raworths receives recognition in latest Legal 500 UK Guide

Raworths continues to enhance its reputation for excellence following its recommendation in 8 areas of law by the Legal 500 Guide, published online this week.  In addition, a total of...

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28 September, 2020

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 2020 goes digital

The first-ever digital Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival will bring writers and readers together for one long weekend this October: Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October.  This year’s Festival will continue...

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15 September, 2020

Black Lives Matter: bringing change to the workplace

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, there is increased momentum in addressing racial inequalities at work. But this is against a backdrop of significant and long-standing barriers...

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17 July, 2020

Raworths receives ‘standout’ ranking in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

Chambers and Partners, the leading publication which ranks legal firms nationwide, has awarded Raworths its highest level of Tier 1 in its High Net Worth Guide 2020, a key publication...

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13 July, 2020

What does the Stamp Duty holiday mean for me?

On 8 July 2020 the government announced a Stamp Duty holiday for residential property purchases with immediate effect (8 July) until 31 March 2021. Kelly Buckle-Fleming, our residential property expert...

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3 July, 2020

It shouldn’t take a pandemic to make you think about your Will

Katie Watts explains why everyone should have this important document in place. The current coronavirus pandemic and enforced lockdown have given some people the time to think about putting their...

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