Raworths LLP
Succession Planning Succession Planning

Succession Planning


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


Many business owners will concentrate on the growth and day to day operation of their business and leave the issues of exit planning and succession until too late. This narrows the options potentially available and reduces the chances of achieving the desired outcomes.


Having a clear idea of a client’s objectives allows us to use our experience to work with them and their other advisors to implement the most appropriate strategy to achieve those objectives.  This may range from structuring the business to be desirable to a particular type of buyer to grooming a management team for a buyout.


Succession can be an integral part of an overall exit strategy with the transition of the business to the next generation requiring careful and sometimes sensitive planning. There is often a balance to be struck to ensure a successful transfer of ownership and responsibility whilst at the same time ensuring the financial needs of the exiting party are met.

Our experience of the issues involved both on a commercial level and with our colleagues on the estate planning aspects ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved both for the business and for the individuals.