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Aug 18

Raworths shortlisted for Private Client Award in Yorkshire Legal Awards

Raworths has been shortlisted for the Private Client Award in this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards. Raworths’ Trusts, Wills and Estates team has thrived in recent years, growing from 10 to 19 staff, likewise the...

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Jul 18

Raworths boasts a winning team in Chambers and Partners HNW Guide 2018

Raworths has once again received Tier 1 ranking for York, Hull and surrounding area in the recently launched Chambers and Partners High Net Worth (HNW) Guide 2018, a key publication...

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Jul 18

Raworths fundraising enjoys a busy month

The Raworths team had a busy month in June hosting and participating in numerous events, all to help raise funds for the Harrogate Homeless Project, the chosen Charity of the...

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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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May 18

Plans for the year ahead

  Three members of the CSR team at Raworths spent a very productive afternoon with the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP) recently, meeting the staff at their HQ and learning a...

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Mar 18

Raworths Fundraise for Homeless in Harrogate

Raworths Solicitors has announced they will be actively supporting the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP) who have been nominated as their Charity of the Year. Employees at the company chose the...

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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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Feb 18

My year as President of the Harrogate District Law Society

Kate Maybury with The Mayor of Harrogate Borough in 2017   My aim at the beginning of my year as President was to build upon the positive aspects of the...

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Dec 17

Raworths reach fundraising target for Harrogate Young Carers

  We’re delighted to announce that the Raworths team has reached their target of £2000 for its Charity of the Year partnership in 2017. Staff participated in numerous activities throughout the year to raise funds...

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Nov 17

Raworths Celebrate Following Stand Out Performance in National Guide

Raworths is delighted to have been listed in six areas of law in the Chambers and Partners Directory published this week, more than any other Harrogate based law firm. The...

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Oct 17

A Record Breaking Festival

The sixth Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival was a resounding success as an outstanding line-up of names from the world of politics, stage and screen descended on the Crown Hotel last...

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Oct 17

Raworths Receive Recognition in Legal 500 Guide

Raworths, has enhanced its reputation for excellence following its recommendation in seven areas of law by the Legal 500 Guide, published this week. Being quoted as ‘inspiring confidence’, ‘extremely knowledgeable’...

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Sep 17

Raworths boast a winning team in Chamber and Partners HNW guide

Raworths has received further recognition for several of its partners in the new Chambers and Partners High Net Worth(HNW) Guide, a key publication for the international private wealth market. The...

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Aug 17

Raworths Announce Senior Appointment

Raworths has further boosted its private client Trusts Wills and Estates team (TWE) with the recruitment of Peter Greswold who joins the firm as Partner. The significant appointment follows considerable...

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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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Jul 17

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival Announced

  The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival has announced a stellar line-up of best-selling authors, influential politicians, stars of the screen, and literary world. Tying in with Harrogate International Festivals’ over-arching...

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Jul 17

Raworths achieves recognition in Chambers and Partners

Raworths has further cemented its reputation as one of the area’s leading law firms following its inclusion in the upcoming edition of Chambers and Partners, which ranks the UK’s leading...

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Mar 17

Make sure your farmland is in the right hands

As demand for building and development on farms grows we consider the importance of planning ownership to obtain full rate relief Diversifications on farms is increasing and with these changes...

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Mar 17

Could your staff be suffering from Workplace Stress?

Stress in the workplace is on the rise and the cost for employers can be huge, not only resulting in lost production but also management time, effects on morale and...

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Mar 17

Solicitor in Harrogate

Harrogate and District Law Society Announce New President

Kate Maybury, Senior Associate at Raworths, solicitors in Harrogate, has been appointed the new President of the Harrogate and District Law Society. During the 12-month period, Kate, a specialist in...

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Mar 17

Spring Budget – Implications for the Individual and an increase in Probate fees

This year there has been little in the Spring Budget by way of surprises for individuals with most of the announcements looking at the detail of policy, rather than actual...

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Feb 17

All packed for the ‘SKI’ trip?

If you know someone who is retired, you may have heard them joke about them going on their next “SKI” trip. Generally understood to be an acronym for ‘Spending the...

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Jan 17

Reflect now for the future of your investments

At the start the year many of us take the opportunity to reflect on our finances and the provision we are making for the future.  The motivation for investment might...

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Dec 16

The Autumn Statement – at a glance

Last week’s Autumn Statement delivered no big surprises. The Chancellor confirmed a commitment to measures announced by his predecessor ensuring certainty and fairness for taxpayers.  The devil is in the...

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Nov 16

All work and no play…. leaves employers liable!

“Have a break! Have a k****t”! You can fill in the rest. But, as a recent case goes to show, it’s not only the manufacturer of our favourite two-fingered chocolate...

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Nov 16

Wind farms – what you should know

Wind farms are like marmite. You either love them or hate them. Some see the turbines as giant majestic creatures whilst others see them as visually and audibly objectionable, to...

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Oct 16

Constructive pessimism – a good thing

It may seem counter-intuitive to suggest that pessimism can be a good thing, but used constructively it can be – but how? Some people are naturally organised and dot all...

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Oct 16

Stamp Duty Land Tax, what you need to know

Stamp Duty Land Tax, or SDLT, is a significant cost when budgeting for a new house or flat; it is now even more so for many buyers.  Since April 2016,...

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Sep 16

Raworths ranked in eight areas of Law

The latest edition of Legal 500, a well-respected national guide to law firms, has just been released and Raworths Solicitors are delighted to have been recommended in eight areas of...

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Sep 16

Video: Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 2016

We are proud to support the Harrogate International Festival with sponsorship of the 2016 Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival. As part of this years' festival we produced a short video for the...

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Jun 16

Fifty Years and Counting…

In a world where few careers, let alone jobs, are for life, Harrogate solicitor Christopher Butterworth of Raworths is celebrating an exceptional anniversary - his fiftieth year in the firm....

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May 16

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 2016

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival is this year being held from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July 2016 at the Crown Hotel, Harrogate as part of the Harrogate International Festivals....

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Apr 16

Harrogate Trusts Solicitor Published in International Journal

Kate Maybury, an associate solicitor specialising in Trusts, Wills and Estates at Harrogate law firm Raworths has been published in the international publication for the Society of Trust and Estate...

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Apr 16

Raworths Launches New Style

The Harrogate firm Raworths, which can trace its origins in the town back to 1885, has undergone a major repositioning and rebrand following a two-year research and consultation process with...

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Feb 16

Brewing up for Business Breakfast

Well-known head of the Yorkshire brewing dynasty, Simon Theakston, was the guest speaker at Raworths’ recent Business Breakfast Club event which was held at Bettys in Harrogate. Theakston is arguably...

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Dec 15

Harrogate Law Firm Unveils Trusts Team

After eighteen months of recruitment, the Harrogate law firm Raworths has unveiled its team of Trusts, Wills and Estates lawyers headed by one of the most well-known trusts and succession...

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Sep 15

Entrepreneur of the Year Speaks at Business Breakfast

North of England Entrepreneur of the Year and founder of Pure Gym was the guest speaker at Raworths’ recent Breakfast Club event which was held at Bettys in Harrogate. Peter...

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Jul 15

International Guide Recommends Raworths Harrogate Law Firm

In the new edition of the national and international guide to law firms, Legal 500, Harrogate firm Raworths is recognised for the high quality of its work and its outstanding commitment to client service...

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Jul 15

Six Raworths Partners Recognised as Legal Leaders

Chambers and Partners 2016, the leading independent directory for the legal profession has recognised six partners at the Harrogate law firm, Raworths, as Leaders in Their Field. Zoe Robinson is...

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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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May 15

Nando’s Opening in Harrogate

Nando’s, the international casual dining restaurant group is opening on Harrogate’s Parliament Street as part of the town’s restaurant quarter which includes Jamie’s Italian and Bar & Grill. Nando’s already...

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May 15

Raworths’ Young Writers Competition

The search is on to find the next JK Rowling, Jane Austen or Stephen King. Harrogate International Festivals, Raworths Solicitors and LendMeYourLiteracy have teamed up to deliver an exciting creative...

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Nov 14

Harrogate Lawyer Speaks at National Care Conference

Raworths solicitor and employment law specialist, James Austin is gaining a national reputation in employment law for the care sector after he was a speaker at the recent Care Show at the...

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Sep 14

Mock Tribunal Takes Centre Stage

Leading Harrogate law firm, Raworths is staging a mock employment tribunal on Harrogate Theatre’s Main Stage at 8am on Wednesday 15 October 2014. The aim of the production is to...

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Sep 14

Partner promotion for Raworths’ senior associate

Senior Associate, Matthew Hill, at the Harrogate law firm Raworths, has been promoted to Partner in recognition of his contribution to the firm, his ability, experience, reputation within Dispute Resolution and...

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Sep 14

Business in Yorkshire Theme to Breakfast Event

Barry Dodd CBE, the Chairman of the York and North Yorkshire with East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership and Heather Parry, Deputy Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society were keynote...

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Aug 14

A safe safe move after 70 years!

There are times when tradition and the modern world clash heavily as leading Harrogate solicitors Raworths recently discovered in a very big way!  The law firm moved into its present...

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Aug 14

IFA loses court battle to overturn £2M bill

A financial advisor has lost a court fight to overturn a High Court ruling made last month ordering it to pay more than £2 million to its former clients. An...

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Jul 14

Apprentices make their Mark in the Law

Two of Harrogate’s leading law firms have joined the Government’s drive to offer apprenticeships by appointing three young people in the town under the scheme. Local solicitors Raworths and Berwins...

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Jul 14

Yorkshire Couple Win Judgement Against UKIP Bloom’s Company

A North Yorkshire couple are celebrating a multi-million pound judgment awarded against a York financial advisor for negligent advice. In the High Court last week Mr Andrew Mohun-Smith and Mrs...

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Jul 14

Harrogate Law Firm among Legal Leaders

Chambers and Partners 2015, the leading independent directory for the legal profession has recognised four senior partners at the Harrogate law firm, Raworths, as leaders in their field. In addition...

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Jul 14

Law Society President Puts Innovation to the Fore

Sarah Minors, the youngest ever President of Harrogate and District Law Society, unveiled her plans for her year of presidency with innovation at the top of the agenda at her...

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Jun 14

Lawyer Appointment Builds Raworths Commercial Team

The commercial team at Raworths led by Simon Morris has attracted former Federation of Master Builders Director for the North, lawyer Phil Parkinson. Phil joined the Federation in 2011 and...

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May 14

Raworths Announces Promotions

Raworths has made a raft of promotions amongst its team of fee earners including solicitors and chartered legal executives. Managing partner, Zoe Robinson says: ‘These appointments are in line with...

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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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Mar 14

Law Society President Brings Youth to the Fore

Raworths solicitor, Sarah Minors has become one of the youngest ever Presidents of Harrogate and District Law Society. Taking over from Andrew Meehan, Sarah has served on the Harrogate Law...

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Feb 14

Economic Recovery a Key Theme at Business Event

Will Holman, who represents the Bank of England in Yorkshire and the Humber was the keynote speaker at the latest Raworths Breakfast Club held recently at Bettys Imperial Rooms. His...

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Feb 14

Bank of England Representative to Speak at Business Event

Will Holman, who represents the Bank of England in Yorkshire and the Humber is the keynote speaker at Raworths Breakfast Club to be held on Tuesday 25th February at the...

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