Raworths LLP
Carmelita Ardren Carmelita Ardren

Carmelita ArdrenHead of Family, Children and Divorce

Carmelita Ardren

Contact Details

DDI: 01423 724 639
M: 07854 312652
E: carmelita.ardren@raworths.co.uk

Expertise

Carmelita is an Advanced Family Law specialist having gained specific accreditation for the financial and private children issues.  Particular areas of expertise include divorce, financial issues arising on a divorce or separation with particular interest in business assets and private children issues.

Other professional experience

Member of Resolution
Resolution Accredited Specialist in Family Law
Trained Collaborative Lawyer
Member of the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel
Recognised in Chambers UK 2021 (Band 1) and Legal 500 UK 2021, the independent guides to the legal profession

Background

Joined Raworths: 2001
Born: Nottingham
Educated: Liverpool John Moores University( LLB (Hons)) and College of Law York
Previous roles: Meikles and Read Dunn Connell
Qualified as a solicitor

Carmelita supports the collaborative approach to divorce as well as mediation and litigation. We share similar values of helping clients through delivering the right advice at the right time.

Legal 500 UK 2021 (Family - West and North Yorkshire)
Family law advanced

Cases Carmelita deals with on a daily basis include:

  • Divorce procedure
  • Separation issues
  • Co-habitation issues
  • Financial settlements
  • Issues relating to civil partnerships
  • Collaborative Law settlements
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Residence
  • Contact
  • Removal of children from the jurisdiction
  • Determination of specific issues/prohibited steps in respect of children
  • Injunctions in respect of domestic abuse / disposal of assets.

Carmelita supports the collaborative approach to divorce as well as mediation and litigation. We share similar values of helping clients through delivering the right advice at the right time. Raworths are very well established in Harrogate and offer a full service law firm that sits within the old cliché of big enough to deliver and small enough to care.

Legal 500 UK 2021 (Family – West and North Yorkshire)

 

Carmelita Ardren displays acumen in the drafting of nuptial agreements, child matters and financial relief orders as well as high-value divorce and financial proceedings. She is lauded by commentators as “a clever, wise and pragmatic lawyer with a very human touch.”

“very dedicated to the client and considerate of a bad situation, happy to advise of next steps from all angles.”

Chambers UK 2020 (Family/Matrimonial – York, Hull and surrounds)

 

“I want to express my sincere thanks for all your help in bringing matters to an amicable conclusion. I was recommended to speak with you and the way in which you’ve helped me has been nothing shy of amazing. I am truly grateful. Without any shadow of doubt I will always recommend you to anyone I feel may require similar help.”

Mr R, Harrogate

 

“Thank you Carmelita for all your support and hard work through my divorce. You were absolutely fantastic and I feel I’d have made some big mistakes without your guidance. I am really very grateful to you. I felt you went above and beyond the call of duty and steered me when I was emotionally very vulnerable.

Mrs B, London

 

“I would rate Raworths, and Carmelita Ardren in particular, as exceptional value for money and service. My needs and those of my daughter were at the heart of the case. During every stage of what was a very lengthy, complicated and expensive process I felt that my interests, including the financial ones, were of the utmost importance to Carmelita. She has a calm and supportive demeanor and her advice is pragmatic, well-reasoned and well communicated and I have come to trust Carmelita and believe that she used her best endeavours to obtain the best outcome for myself and my daughter.

Mr G, Harrogate