Raworths LLP
Trusts, Wills & Estates Trusts, Wills & Estates

Trusts, Wills & Estates


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.

Farmland and many rural properties are worth substantial sums of money and farmers are notoriously unhappy about paying more tax than absolutely necessarily.   Very often though wealthy on paper, many farmers have a lack of ready cash and variable incomes which produce particular issues when making future  plans.   Good tax planning as early as possible can often save very substantial sums of money.

Succession is also often a high priority in many farming families and this is far better dealt with in a pre-planned way than as an emergency when inevitable but not planned for events take place.

In any event a well thought-through will is essential, and in many cases successful tax-planning and succession may require the formation of trusts.   We have one of the largest Trusts, Wills and Estates teams in Yorkshire and we act for a number of high net worth individuals who live and work in the countryside.

Planning for the future should also involve you and your family having Lasting Powers of Attorney so that others can manage financial matters and give instructions about welfare and care or you or others in the event of being unable to do so due to age of illness.

The current edition of Chambers High Net Work Guide, a key publication for the international private wealth market, has ranked the Trusts, Wills and Estates team in Band 1 for private wealth law (York, Hull and surrounds).  The team is also recognised in the guide’s National Leaders (outside London) category.  Chambers is one of the leading independently researched guides to the legal profession.  The team is also ranked by Legal 500 UK.