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Mar 18

How mediation can help resolve a dispute

When dealing with complex rural based disputes, whether of a property, family or commercial nature, the question of whether the case should be mediated is an important consideration that should...


Aug 16

Judgment day, make them pay

Recovering debts quickly, efficiently and in the most time effective way is essential for you and your business. In these uncertain times debts can quickly mount up, get out of...


Dec 15

Parking Fine Judgment Opens Door for Penalty Clause Changes

The Supreme Court in the recent case of ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis has significantly departed from the previously well-established law relating to contractual penalty clauses. A penalty clause is a...


Nov 15

The Top 10 Most Common Disputes Relating to Wills

Jonathan Mortimer, Head of Dispute Resolution at Raworths, has listed the most frequently seen disputes relating to wills and the administration of estates based upon his experience in the field....


Jul 15

The end of ‘Revenge Evictions’ – is it going to be harder to evict a residential tenant?

Although the UK’s private residential rental market is relatively unregulated compared with other major European countries, all too often it can seem that the tenant holds the trump cards given...


Jun 15

Can I Contest a Relative’s Will Successfully

I frequently meet individuals following a death in the family who wish to contest a relative’s will.  They usually feel extremely aggrieved by the provision or lack of it which...


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...


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...


May 14

Commercial Rent Arrears – All Change

On 6 April 2014 landlords of commercial premises lost one of the most important and flexible weapons in their armoury. Prior to this change, the common law remedy of distress...


Jun 12

Dispute Resolution Lawyer Leads Action Group In Spread-Betting Case

Jonathan Mortimer, Head of Dispute Resolution at Raworths Solicitors in Harrogate, has been instructed by the WorldSpreads Action Group to pursue claims for investors against the company which has now...


Sep 11

Head of Dispute Resolution experiences life as a bailiff

Jonathan Mortimer, Head of Dispute Resolution at Raworths, teamed up with Andrew Wilson & Co, a High Court Enforcement Office, to try life as a bailiff collecting debts – for...


Aug 11

Can the wishes in my will be challenged?

I frequently meet people who are worried that their will can be overturned once they have died.  They are concerned that their will only contains their wishes or suggestions and...


Jul 11

Cattle v Ramblers – a Farmer’s Obligation

Farmers need to be aware of the potential liability which comes with grazing livestock, and, in particular, cattle on fields accessible to the public. It is not uncommon for walkers,...


Jun 11

Bats Served With Notice to Quit

An owner of a house situated on the original film set of Emmerdale Farm plagued with bats will finally get his house back later this summer. Jonathan Mortimer, a partner...


May 11

Bat misery for Harrogate Solicitor

A well-known Harrogate solicitor has spoken out at the misery of living with bats and the need for the conservation laws which protect bats to be reviewed. Jonathan Mortimer is...


Mar 11

Does Justice Have to be so Expensive?

There are few businesses that avoid becoming involved in a legal action at some stage during the lifetime of their trading activity. Their experience of lawyers and justice is often...


Sep 10

Harrogate’s Courts – Safe for Now?

Given the billions of pounds which need to be cut from central government spending, it is unsurprising that the Ministry of Justice’s budget faces major cuts.  The recent figure of...


Jul 08

Just Light the Blue Touch Paper!

As a young lawyer, many years ago, I was told that “all you require is a family and something indivisible worth money and you have a row on your hands”...