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


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.

Carmelita is shortlisted in the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards 2024 – Private Client Lawyer of the Year category.

Other professional experience

Member of Resolution
Resolution Accredited Specialist in Family Law
Trained Collaborative Lawyer
Member of the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel
Leading Individual in Legal 500 UK 2024
Ranked Tier 1 in Chambers UK 2024


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: 1997


Ardren, Carmelita The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms




“Carmelita was attentive, engaged, understanding and compassionate.”

Chambers UK 2024 (Family - York, Hull & Surrounds)
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.

“She never lost focus on the objectives.”

Chambers UK 2024 (Family – York, Hull & Surrounds)

Carmelita is very practical; an empathetic solicitor.”

“A highly personable and professional team.”

Legal 500 UK 2024 (Family – West & North Yorkshire)

“They were just incredible and a constant source of support for me in both legal and emotional terms” 

Chambers UK 2022 (Family – York, Hull & Surrounds)

“The practice is incredibly personable from the moment you walk through the door.”

Legal 500 UK 2022 (Family – West & North Yorkshire)