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.

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 2022 (Band 1) and Legal 500 UK 2022, the independent guides to the legal profession


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 is incredibly measured and highly experienced…Her legal knowledge is excellent, she has a really good client manner…

Chambers UK 2022 (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.

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

“The whole team at Raworths is really good and customer-focused,” “They were all really helpful, conscious about the costs and even during the COVID-19 pandemic I did not notice any change in the service, they really coped incredibly well.”

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

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

“A small but top quality team. The team are all highly able and intelligent.”

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


“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