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Family Law, Children and Divorce


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

Ellie Foster

Legal Director

Joanna Lofthouse

Senior Associate

Claire Hunter


Lucy Westmoreland

Trainee Chartered Legal Executive

Raworths provides a comprehensive service to individuals, families and businesses, with specialist teams working together under one roof.  Our dedicated Family Law unit is supported by the firm’s Private Client and Commercial teams who work seamlessly together to help solve your problems.

We can give you the peace of mind that comes from being looked after by experts in their field. We are  highly skilled in advising and representing clients in all aspects of family law areas with a particular interest in complex business interests, farming cases, trusts and pensions.  The Family Law team are all members of Resolution and subscribe to its Code of Conduct.  We take a family-focused approach and try to keep conflict to the minimum if possible, but we are prepared to fight your corner vigorously if this becomes necessary.

Our objective is to deliver sensible, straightforward and cost effective advice for clients at what is often a very difficult and stressful time.

Raworths’ Family Law team is recognised as Divorce and Family Law specialists, being ranked by both Legal 500 UK and Chambers & Partners (Band 1) for Family Law.

“The whole team at Raworths is really good and customer-focused.”  Chambers UK 2022

“A small but top quality team. The team are all highly able and intelligent. Quality from top to bottom of the team.”  Legal 500 UK 2022

Head of Family, Carmelita Ardren is one of the very few dual accredited members of both the Advanced members of the Law Society’s Family Law Specialist Accreditation Scheme and the Resolution Advanced Panel in North Yorkshire.

For more information about specific issues that may concern you and how we can help please see the links on the left.

To discuss your situation and arrange a free initial half-hour consultation, please contact Carmelita Ardren on 01423 566666 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you.

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