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Jun 22

Team Raworths at Knaresborough Bed Race 2022

A team from Raworths, including many family and friends, took part in the latest Great Knaresborough Bed Race.  The event brings together colleagues to design, create, compete and support. Organised...

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Jun 22

Senior team promotions at Raworths

Raworths Solicitors has announced two promotions within its Commercial team which underlines its commitment to providing high quality and seamless client service. Matthew Hill has been named as Head of...

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May 22

Raworths shortlisted at Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2022

Raworths' Trusts, Wills and Estates team has been nominated for the Chambers High Net Worth Award 2022 Out-of-London Practice of the Year. The shortlist comes through the extensive independent research...

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Mar 22

New Managing Partner at Raworths

Simon Morris has been appointed as managing partner of Raworths with effect from 1 April 2022.  Simon succeeds Zoe Robinson who is stepping down after ten years in the role....

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Mar 22

The Wellbeing Matrix

The Wellbeing Matrix Understanding how people impact business is fundamental to company success As we emerge from the pandemic, some worse affected than others, wellbeing and mental health are being...

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Dec 21

Raworths goes green for Green Jumper Day!

Friday 26 November was the inaugural Green Jumper Day!  The aim of the charity behind the initiative is to raise awareness about the steps we can all take, big and...

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Nov 21

Return of Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival applauded by book lovers

The return of Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival has delighted attendees and book lovers after last year’s event was forced to go online due to the pandemic. The festival, which took...

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Oct 21

Raworths maintains strong recognition in Chambers UK legal guide

Raworths has maintained its strong recognition across all practice areas in the new Chambers UK legal guide published on 21 October, including Band 1 rankings for Family and Employment. Chambers...

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Oct 21

Raworths Reviews: How Britain Ends by Gavin Esler

As we look forward to Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, John Carter reviews:  How Britain Ends by Gavin Esler What are the ties that bind the United Kingdom together today? How can...

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Sep 21

Raworths commended for their professionalism and teamwork

Raworths reputation for excellence has been reinforced once again by inclusion in the Legal 500 UK Guide, released on 29 September 2021. All Raworths' areas of law are recommended by...

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Sep 21

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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Sep 21

Fundraiser celebrates 100 years of Vision Support Harrogate District

Raworths enjoyed a day of fundraising fun to celebrate the centenary of Vision Support Harrogate District, their Charity of the Year. The Garden Party was held in September and welcomed...

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Sep 21

Raworths achieves Gold accreditation for “We invest in people”

Raworths Solicitors is proud to be awarded We invest in people, gold accreditation by Investors in People, following reassessment in the summer of 2021. It goes without saying that Gold accreditation...

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Jul 21

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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Jun 21

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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Apr 21

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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Apr 21

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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Mar 21

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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Jan 21

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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Jan 21

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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Nov 20

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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Oct 20

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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Oct 20

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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Oct 20

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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Oct 20

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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Oct 20

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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Sep 20

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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Jul 20

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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Apr 20

Harrogate Film Festival launches #StayAtHomeShorts initiative

Harrogate Film Festival is bringing the cinema to you during the Coronavirus lockdown with its new scheme #StayAtHomeShorts starting Friday 24 April 2020 where they will publish a short film...

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Mar 20

Harrogate Film Festival delivers a great programme of events in 2020

This year's Harrogate Film Festival was bigger than ever, growing to a ten-day event across two weekends.  Raworths is proud to continue supporting this young and exciting Festival, having sponsored...

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Feb 20

New appointment to meet increased demand at Raworths Solicitors

Raworths Solicitors has announced the appointment of Adam Colville-Robins who has joined the Dispute Resolution team as solicitor, to meet a growing demand for the department’s services. Adam has worked...

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Jan 20

Raworths appoints Vision Support as Charity of the Year

Raworths Solicitors has nominated Vision Support Harrogate District as their Charity of the Year in 2020. Staff at the Solicitors firm voted to fundraise for the organisation which provides help...

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Jan 20

Harrogate Film Festival returns with bumper line-up

Raworths is delighted to once again be sponsoring the Harrogate Film Festival this March. Returning for its fourth year, 2020’s line up promises to be a treat with a bigger...

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Jan 20

Raworths beat fundraising target for local homeless charity

Raworths Solicitors has smashed its fundraising target by making a total donation to the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP) of £6,000 following a two-year partnership with the local charity. The firm,...

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Nov 19

Why Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival is a ‘best seller’

This year’s Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival has been declared a ‘best seller’ by its organisers, following attendance from some of the most high profile authors to date. Guest authors at...

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Oct 19

Local Family Law specialist achieves national accreditation to support separating families

Local practitioner is the first in the area to achieve dual accreditation. Harrogate based solicitor, Carmelita Ardren from Raworths has been recognised by a leading national organisation, Resolution for her...

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Oct 19

David Cameron debuts at sell-out Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival Book Signing Evening

David Cameron’s only north of England book talk has seen him tonight (Thursday, October 17) at a sell-out evening in Harrogate. The former Prime Minister - who's memoir For The...

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Oct 19

Raworths continue to impress with stand-out performance in national rankings

Photo: Zoe Robinson, Managing Partner pictured with Thaynara Charlesworth and Jo Lofthouse, new entrants (“Associates to watch” category) in Chambers and Partners this year. Raworths Solicitors has maintained its impressive...

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Sep 19

Mini-library returns to mark the 2019 Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

The mini-library scheme, launched last year by Harrogate International Festivals, has returned to Harrogate to encourage reading and raise awareness of the flagship literary festival of which Raworths are title...

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Sep 19

Residential landlords urged to voice their opinions on Government consultation

Raworths says the rental sector is under attack from recent Government proposals and residential landlords must make their views known in an urgent survey launched today. Earlier this year, the...

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Sep 19

New legal director to boost Corporate team at Raworths

Raworths is growing its Corporate team with the recruitment of Jon Healey who joins the firm as a Legal Director. The senior appointment follows a consistent period of growth for...

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Aug 19

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 2019 line-up announced

Taking place at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate from 17 to 20 October 2019, this year’s line-up features more than 20 recently published authors – ranging from much loved television presenters...

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Jun 19

Jazz delight at the Northern Aldborough Festival

A rare opportunity to see one of the UK’s most prestigious jazz artists, Courtney Pine CBE, took place on 14 June at the Northern Aldborough Festival.  The performance was sponsored...

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Feb 19

Raworths raises a glass

The team from Raworths will join hundreds of thirsty people this March when they raise a glass at the Harrogate Beer Festival.  The Festival, taking place between Thursday 7 and Saturday...

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Feb 19

A Successful Year of Fundraising!

Raworths is delighted to have smashed their fundraising target for 2018, raising over £3,300 for the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP). The firm, which chose the organisation as their Charity of...

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Feb 19

Film Festival gears up for biggest event yet

Raworths is delighted to be sponsoring the Harrogate Film Festival in its third year. Taking place from March 1st – 4th 2019, the number of events for the public to...

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Jan 19

New partner to boost Private Client team at Raworths

Raworths has boosted its Private Client team with the appointment of Caroline Hedges, who joins the firm as Partner. The senior appointment follows the rapid growth of the department over...

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Nov 18

Raworths Solicitors achieve impressive rankings in highly acclaimed national directories

Raworths Solicitors has maintained its impressive rankings in two of the law industry’s most highly acclaimed directories, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. The firm, which offers a range of...

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Oct 18

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival enjoys another successful weekend

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival featured 30 world-class authors attracting a diverse audience. Sell-out events included BBC’s John Simpson, with interviewer, TV reporter Gerry Foley tweeting, ‘A wonderfully engaging, lively...

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Sep 18

Mini Libraries Mark Literary Festival

Harrogate International Festivals has launched a mini-library scheme in the town to encourage reading and raise awareness of its flagship literary festivals. Two mini-libraries, located outside the Festival office on...

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Jun 18

Raworths staff sail through exams

  We are delighted to announce that Jessica Oliver and Katie Watts from our Trusts, Wills & Estates team have passed their recent exams with distinction. The first of four exams leading...

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Mar 18

Raworths steps up in support of local events

Raworths has always been committed to supporting the local community, be that through the arts, charitable support or simply by lending a hand and this March has been no exception....

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Aug 17

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival – Raworths Review – A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray

If you’re not familiar with Jenni Murray, the presenter of Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, it quickly becomes clear from her introduction and afterword that she is a fierce defender of...

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Jul 17

A wonderful send off for Christopher Butterworth

  On 6th July Partners and staff past and present, family and business contacts attended an event at Raworths to mark the retirement of Christopher Butterworth, a well-known and respected...

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Jun 15

South American Lawyer joins Harrogate Firm

Brazilian lawyer, Thaynara Charlesworth who specialises in corporate and commercial law has joined the Harrogate law firm, Raworths. Thaynara joins the team comprising Simon Morris and Phil Parkinson. Thaynara Charlesworth...

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Apr 14

Raworths Trust Team Makes New Appointment

The Harrogate law firm, Raworths has added another solicitor to the Trusts, Wills and Probate team under the leadership of new partner, Rachel Tunnicliffe with the appointment of lawyer Sam...

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Mar 14

Key Appointment for Raworths with New Trusts Partner

Raworths has made a significant appointment to its partnership with the announcement of the recruitment of well-known private client lawyer Rachel Tunnicliffe who moves to the firm after holding partnership positions at...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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