Raworths LLP
Developing & Protecting Developing & Protecting

Developing & Protecting


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

Managing Partner

Jon Healey

Head of Corporate and Commercial

Thaynara Charlesworth

Senior Associate

Jennifer Watson


Emily Ryan


Developing and protecting a business through its lifecycle is a continuous process. Ensuring the correct corporate structure is in place with articles of association, shareholders agreements, investment agreements, LLP agreements or partnership agreements sets the framework to deal with all eventualities, from unexpected departures through to the need to attract talent or investment, and allows stakeholders to plan for and achieve the outcomes they want.

Our team has extensive knowledge and expertise in assisting clients with putting in place share-based incentives, encompassing both unapproved and approved share options (including EMI option schemes), to attract, incentivise, reward and retain management teams and key employees. These are increasingly important tools for growing a business, retaining its talented staff and planning for business succession.

To facilitate the creation of value in a business and protection of that value, it is critical that appropriate commercial agreements are put in place, from joint venture agreements, licensing agreements, and supplier and distribution framework agreements to terms and conditions of sale, confidentiality agreements and consultancy agreements.

Our experience with all aspects of these measures to develop and protect our clients’ businesses ensures that our clients’ businesses can develop and flourish with a minimum amount of risk.

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