Raworths LLP
Corporate Structure & Ownership Corporate Structure & Ownership

Corporate Structure & Ownership


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.

Simon Morris

Head of Corporate

Thaynara Charlesworth


Jennifer Watson


How businesses are owned, and the relationships between those owners, is a fundamental part of all businesses.  We have a depth of experience that ensures all these issues are dealt with.

Share Capital

From alphabet shares through to preference and redeemable shares there are many different ways of structuring a business’s equity that can be used to facilitate investment and achieve the conditions to fulfil wider strategic objectives.  Our experienced team can advise on all these issues.

Shareholder/Partnership Agreements

These fundamental documents for all businesses regulate the relationship between the owners of the business and can range from the very simple to highly sophisticated agreements that act as the conduit for all aspects of the business from its growth to planning around succession and exit issues.  Our grasp of these issues along with their practical application ensures we can deliver the most appropriate solution for our clients.


The use of option agreements, both unapproved and approved (such as EMI schemes), are an increasingly important part of the capital structuring of businesses and the incentivisation and retention of key people.  We understand both the mechanics of putting the options in place but also the wider context of the objectives they are designed to achieve.