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Resolving Financial Issues


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

Separation from a spouse or partner can be a difficult and stressful process at the best of times. When this is combined with sorting out the division of businesses, property, investments, pensions and other valuable assets there are likely to be complications well beyond the underlying issues of divorce and separation.

Unfortunately money can create and fuel disputes which, if not properly managed, can escalate and cause harm and cost to all involved.  Raworths’ family law team provides sound specialist advice to help you navigate these risks and to help you look after yourself and those around you, including any children.

We aim to take a family-focused approach to the resolution of financial matters on a divorce or separation and try to keep conflict to a minimum. There are a variety of processes that can be used, including lawyer-led negotiation, collaborative law, mediation and arbitration.  We will fight your corner robustly if this becomes necessary and we have considerable experience in managing cases in contested proceedings through the court process, taking steps to protect your position along the way.

Where there are assets and wealth there is very often complexity. We are used to dealing with urban and rural property; agricultural land; trust interests; pensions; businesses; share portfolios; overseas investments and other valuable assets.

All members of Raworths’ family law team are family law specialists.  We have the added advantage of being surrounded by other specialist teams dealing with Corporate Law, Trusts, Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property, Civil Disputes and Employment Law. This means that whatever happens we can help you reach a fair deal and protect your interests and those of any children.

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