Raworths LLP
Resolving Financial Issues – Pensions Resolving Financial Issues – Pensions

Resolving Financial Issues – Pensions


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

Pensions can be some of the most valuable assets in a marriage or civil partnership and the collective values of the pensions can often exceed the value of other assets, even the family home.  However, pensions can be confusing and therefore all too often can be overlooked during financial negotiations on divorce.

It is important to investigate pensions in every case and to understand their potential impact for each party when negotiating a financial settlement.  Specialist advice from a family law expert should be obtained.  We have considerable experience in dealing with pensions on divorce, including cases with international aspects.  Our work regularly involves valuable public sector pensions (such as the NHS, Teachers and Civil Service Pension schemes), occupational defined benefit schemes, SIPPs, SSASs and other private pensions.

We work together with specialist Pensions on Divorce Experts and IFAs to help you identify the pensions, properly assess their nature and value, consider any tax implications and then consider the options available to secure a fair settlement which could include pension sharing, pension attachment or offsetting against other assets.

If you would like to discuss pension on divorce issues in more detail please contact Raworths family law team.