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Asset Protection


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.

Carmelita Ardren

Head of Family, Children and Divorce

Claire Hunter


Joanna Lofthouse

Chartered Legal Executive

Lucy Westmoreland

Trainee Chartered Legal Executive

Having worked hard to accumulate wealth, it is natural to want to preserve it.  We often advise on how to protect family businesses, land and other assets against some of the problems that can arise in life.

In many cases, this can involve:

These solutions can form part of a comprehensive succession planning exercise or can be dealt with in isolation.

Many of our cases involve trust interests or wider issues of inheritance and estate planning.  We provide an holistic service by drawing on the expertise of colleagues in our Trusts, Wills and Estates team, to provide advice about trusts, wills and estate planning, in conjunction with family law advice.

For further information about these and other forms of asset protection please see sections below.

Bank of Mum and Dad

It is not uncommon for individuals to receive financial assistance from a parent or other family member to buy a property. In some cases the sums can be considerable.  The family can understandably be concerned to ensure that their investment is protected and would not be subjected to a claim by a partner or a spouse in the future.

We often advise on the form that financial assistance should take (for example, is it a gift or a loan?), how the funds should be protected, what documentation is required and whether there are any wider tax or estate planning implications.

In these circumstances it is also sensible to consider the use of a pre-nuptial agreement, a post-nuptial agreement or a cohabitation agreement.

If you are contemplating providing or receiving financial assistance from a family member then please contact Raworths family law team to discuss your situation.

Please also see other relevant pages: