Raworths LLP
Fertility Clinic Blunder Led to Mother Adopting Her Own Child Fertility Clinic Blunder Led to Mother Adopting Her Own Child

News / Articles

Oct 13

Seven Recommendations Sets Law Firm’s Record

The Harrogate law firm, Raworths, has received seven recommendations in the national and international guide to law firms, Legal 500. This is a record number of recommendations for the firm...

MORE

Oct 13

Are your business’s standard terms and conditions worth the paper they’re written on?

As the economy continues to show signs of recovery there is a growing feeling of optimism amongst businesses of all sizes.  However, it is crucial that businesses do not overlook...

MORE

Sep 13

New Property Head at Harrogate Law Firm

Harrogate based law firm, Raworths has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Alasdair Inglis from international law firm Pinsent Masons as head of Commercial Property. Alasdair has worked...

MORE

Aug 13

Zero-hours Contracts, Zero Liability?

Condemned by the press as draconian and employer-biased, zero-hours contracts (ZHCs) offer no guarantee of work and may prevent the worker from working elsewhere. Rumour has it they offer no...

MORE

Jul 13

Leaders in their Legal Fields

Chambers UK 2014, the leading independent directory for the legal profession has recognised three lead partners at Harrogate firm, Raworths Solicitors. Deborah Boylan, partner and head of the Employment Law...

MORE

Jul 13

Top Professional Qualification for Probate Solicitor

Kate Maybury, solicitor at Raworths, Harrogate has been awarded full membership of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is a worldwide...

MORE

Jun 13

Mock Trial Takes Centre Stage

Leading Harrogate law firm, Raworths, is taking to the stage and putting on a mock trial at Harrogate Theatre on 25th June 2013 to demystify the Court process for businesses....

MORE

May 13

Raworths Literature and Lecture Series

We are again sponsoring the Raworths Literature and Lecture Series as part of the Harrogate International Festival 2013, and we are delighted to help bring a very impressive line-up of speakers and contributors...

MORE

May 13

New Employee Status ‘Employee Shareholder’

It has recently been announced that the government intends to implement the new "employee shareholder" employment status on 1 September 2013. This means that in consideration of the individual becoming...

MORE

May 13

Employment Tribunal Fees

Fees will be introduced in Employment Tribunals for the first time.  The government is working towards an implementation date of the end of July 2013.  A claimant will be required...

MORE

Apr 13

Raworths Appoints New Solicitor

Harrogate law firm, Raworths, has appointed John Carter as a solicitor working in the Corporate/Commercial and Commercial Property departments. He will be advising businesses and individuals on a broad range...

MORE

Apr 13

2013 Budget – Key Issues for SMEs

This business briefing highlights the key issues for small and medium-sized enterprises in the 2013 Budget. Simplification of income tax for small businesses The government announced changes to the design...

MORE

Apr 13

How do you protect your business and your family when you die?

Are you a shareholder or director in a small or medium-sized company with two or more shareholders or directors?  Do you know what will happen to your shares in the...

MORE

Apr 13

Farming Land for Elephants

Elephants are in fashion. Be it oil companies, miners or builders they all want elephant sites. The economies of scale provide the incentive to search for these sites. In the...

MORE

Mar 13

Family Lawyers take Professional Roles

Two members of the Family Law team at Raworths, Harrogate’s leading law firm, have been elected to senior positions within their professional bodies. Sarah Minors has been elected Vice President...

MORE

Mar 13

Law Firm Run for Age UK

Four staff members at Raworths Solicitors have entered the Wrap Up and Run Harewood 10k to raise funds for Age UK. The race which takes place on Sunday 24th March...

MORE

Mar 13

What’s in the Pipeline for Employment Law…?

Over 80 representatives from 50 local businesses attended Raworths’ Spring Employment Law Seminars to find out. Deborah Boylan, Head of the Employment Team said: ‘Clients find it beneficial to attend...

MORE

Mar 13

Options and Overage Agreements Crucial for Land Banking

Quietly, behind the scenes, well-known national building companies are buying land or taking options over it. They have recapitalised their balance sheets and are rebuilding their land banks in preparation...

MORE

Feb 13

New Team to Lead Raworths as Butterworth Steps Down

Christopher Butterworth, senior partner at Raworths, Harrogate’s leading law firm, is to step down from his role and the firm will now be led by partner Zoe Robinson supported by...

MORE

Feb 13

Victory Graphics Completes Management Buy In

A Harrogate-based management team headed by Karl Pampus has completed the management buy-in of Slough-based Victory Graphics Limited.  Having headed up Kodak’s printing plate operations throughout Europe as well as...

MORE

Feb 13

Harrogate Beer Festival

Frozen Pints at Harrogate Beer Festival

Lining up alongside twenty nine real hand-pulled ales, perries, ciders, lagers and wines at this week’s Harrogate Beer Festival will be an innovation in ice cream-making and brewing - a...

MORE

Jan 13

Moonpig Tops the Bill at Business Breakfast

Nick Jenkins, the founder of Moonpig.com, the business which has revolutionised the greetings card industry, was the main speaker at the recent meeting of the Raworths Solicitors’ twice yearly business...

MORE

Jan 13

Time to Reflect About Making a Will

Tough times can make us reflect on the inevitable and the need to provide for future generations in our Wills but many people never actually get round to making one....

MORE

Jan 13

Lapdance? Think Twice! Take Legal Advice

Stripping for a living may be less attractive in the light of a recent Court of Appeal decision. A dancer, sacked from Stringfellows, took her case to the Employment Appeal...

MORE

Dec 12

Moonpig Founder Comes to Harrogate

Nick Jenkins, the original founder of Moonpig.com, the business which has revolutionised the greetings card industry, is the main speaker at the next meeting of the Raworths Solicitors’ twice yearly...

MORE

Dec 12

Law Firm Celebrates 125 Birthday Third Time Lucky

Raworths, Harrogate’s leading law firm has finally celebrated its 125 birthday with a party at the Pavilions at the Yorkshire Show Ground. Two outdoor parties had been cancelled during the...

MORE

Dec 12

‘Handbags and Gladrags’ or your family’s future?

The sales of designer shoes and handbags in the run-up to Christmas appear not to have  suffered over recent years and it seems that the economic climate has not distracted...

MORE

Oct 12

Is your business in shape for a sale?

Many a small business owner has fantasised about receiving an offer they can’t refuse for their business and giving it all up to sip cocktails on a sun lounger in...

MORE

Oct 12

The Changing Face of Harrogate’s High Street

Recent times have seen the uncertain and unsteady economy make a huge impact on our disposable income and, with the cost of living higher than ever before, this has inevitably...

MORE

Oct 12

Town Becomes Legal Centre of Excellence

Law firms in Harrogate say the town has become a centre of excellence for private client legal services thanks to a growing number of qualified practitioners in the field. Barber...

MORE

Sep 12

Networking Group for The Town’s Future

A networking group for the future business leaders of Harrogate is launching a new season of activities and a website to encourage tomorrow’s businessmen and women to get to know...

MORE

Sep 12

Bumper Round of Family Law Accreditations

It has been a bumper round of accolades for Raworths, the Harrogate solicitors.  Solicitor Sarah Minors has been accredited as member of the Law Society’s specialist Family Law Panel while...

MORE

Sep 12

Recognition for Raworths

Following national recognition for Harrogate law firm, Raworths, in the Chambers Legal Directory, the firm has also received recognition in no less than four areas in the other national and...

MORE

Aug 12

Alternative Business Structures – who is in the running?

The nation is buzzing with the healthy spirit of competition, and it is not just the Olympic athletes who are competing for supremacy.  Legal services providers are facing greater competition...

MORE

Jul 12

Raworths team walk 125 miles in support of Saint Michael’s Hospice to celebrate the firm’s 125 years

Raworths, the Harrogate law firm, put together the largest team for the annual Saint Michael’s Hospice Midnight Walk raising over £1,000 for the charity. The firm is celebrating 125 years...

MORE

Jul 12

Raworth Meets Raworth

BBC presenter and news anchor of BBC’s News at One, Sophie Raworth returned to her family roots in Harrogate to talk about her career and experiences at the invitation of...

MORE

Jul 12

Cake but no Party for Law Firm’s 125th Birthday

Raworths, the Harrogate law firm, was recently faced with a dilemma. One hundred and sixty guests including present and retired staff and their families were invited to a garden party...

MORE

Jul 12

“My best employees are starting up in competition against me – what can I do?”

I overheard two businessmen talking about departing employees on the train, how there is little you can do about it and how restrictive covenants, according to them, are not worth...

MORE

Jul 12

Matching Assets to Beneficiaries – A Farmer’s Tale

Mabel wanted me to visit her at the farm so I drove through the village past the Old Farmyard and turned left by the cottage.  The farm track was unmade...

MORE

Jul 12

Weak Economy Encouraging Employees to take on their Bosses

The trend of employees setting up in competition with their bosses is on the increase according to Jonathan Mortimer, Head of Dispute Resolution at Raworths in Harrogate.  “Employees becoming dissatisfied...

MORE

Jun 12

Law Firm Walkers Aim for 125 Target

A team from Raworths Solicitors is aiming to walk a total of over 125 miles as part of the Saint Michael’s Hospice Midnight Walk on Saturday 30th June. The firm...

MORE

Jun 12

Dispute Resolution Lawyer Leads Action Group In Spread-Betting Case

Jonathan Mortimer, Head of Dispute Resolution at Raworths Solicitors in Harrogate, has been instructed by the WorldSpreads Action Group to pursue claims for investors against the company which has now...

MORE

Jun 12

A Breakfast of Directors, Divorce and Festivals

Raworths, Harrogate’s leading firm of solicitors has held a meeting of its breakfast business club with four speakers including well-known Harrogate business guru, Denis Kaye and chief executive of the...

MORE

Jun 12

Is it Raining on your Property?

I am writing this in the middle of May and the drought orders have just been lifted with the glorious May rain that we have been having. In years past...

MORE

Jun 12

Mining Rights in Harrogate? – Don’t panic!

Over the last few weeks we have been contacted by a number of clients who have received notices from the Land Registry informing them that the Duchy of Lancaster has...

MORE

May 12

Law Firm Highly Commended In Employer of the Year Awards

Raworths, the Harrogate law firm, has been highly commended in the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) Awards for 2011. Raworths is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and was...

MORE

May 12

Leading Law Firm Sponsors Harrogate’s New Literary Festival

Harrogate International Festivals has announced a new title sponsor for its inaugural literature festival. The Raworths Literary and Lecture Series sees one of Harrogate’s longest established businesses partnering with the...

MORE

May 12

Old MacDonald had a farm…and several children

Most parents want to leave their estates between all their children equally but there may be reasons not to do so, especially in farming families. Primogeniture is the right by...

MORE

May 12

65 Year Old Solicitor Past His Sell-By Date

Last year saw the nail in the coffin for the default retirement age. A triumph for employees no longer on the scrap heap at 65 left employers facing the uncertainty...

MORE

Apr 12

Promotion for Harrogate Lawyers

Two lawyers at Harrogate firm, Raworths, have been promoted to Senior Associate status. Matthew Hill and Fionula Scanlan who joined the firm in 2006 and 2007 respectively have achieved this...

MORE

Apr 12

Estate Planning for Farmers

Many farmers are asset rich but income poor.  Despite farm incomes improving over the last four years, input prices such as animal feeds have been rising, so without the Single...

MORE

Mar 12

Raworths LLP supports St Michael’s Hospice for 2012

Leading Yorkshire law firm Raworths LLP has chosen St Michael’s Hospice as its sole charity partner for the next 12 months. The North Yorkshire legal practice, established in 1885, hopes...

MORE

Mar 12

Employment Lawyer Hails Fairer Times ahead for Businesses

Leading Harrogate employment lawyer, Deborah Boylan believes that fairer times lie ahead for businesses in their dealing with their employees. At the recent Raworths Employment Law Seminars held at Bettys’...

MORE

Mar 12

Installing Wind Turbines? – Six legal considerations

Did you know that forty percent of all the wind energy in Europe blows across the UK, making it an ideal country for domestic turbines? But is a wind turbine...

MORE

Feb 12

New Face in Employment Law Team

Harrogate solicitors, Raworths, have appointed Victoria Notman as a solicitor in the Employment unit headed by partner, Deborah Boylan. Victoria brings the total number of solicitors in the Employment unit...

MORE

Feb 12

Changing Conditions of Employment Still a ‘minefield’

Raworths Solicitors recently held their second employment law update seminar of the year at Betty’s Imperial Rooms with changing conditions of employment high on the agenda. Over seventy local business...

MORE

Feb 12

Solar Panels – The Deadline Approaches

What do I need to consider if I am thinking of installing solar panels on the roof of my house? Generally, unless a residential property is a Listed Building, planning...

MORE

Feb 12

Where Have all the Independent Travelling Salesmen Gone?

As a lawyer, I am frequently asked for my view as to the most ridiculous law that applies to business and which should be scrapped. Without hesitation, I have to...

MORE

Feb 12

Does administration and liquidation always end in redundancy?

The UK economy has faced many challenges in recent years but there is hope that it has returned to positive growth and that a further recession will be avoided.  However,...

MORE

Feb 12

Harrogate farmer speaks out against approach of local Planning Department

A farmer who has lost his Court battle to build a much-needed agricultural building on land on Meagill Lane, Blubberhouses after eight years of fighting against the Planning Department of...

MORE