Raworths LLP
Resolving Financial Issues – Trusts Resolving Financial Issues – Trusts

Resolving Financial Issues – Trusts


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

Trusts can be an effective and tax efficient way to protect wealth and plan for the future.  As such, they are often used in conjunction with pre-marital agreements to try and limit as far as possible the scope of claims by an estranged partner on divorce.  However, given their very nature in shielding wealth, trusts often come under close scrutiny on divorce.

The existence of trusts adds a layer of complexity to a case. Specialist family law advice is needed and we work with trustees, beneficiaries and their spouses/partners to explore the impact of trusts and how they should be approached in the particular circumstances of a case.

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 our family law advice.