Raworths LLP
Deborah Boylan Deborah Boylan

Deborah BoylanPartner

Deborah Boylan

Contact Details

DDI: 01423 724637
M: 07815 049193
E: deborah.boylan@raworths.co.uk


Deborah is an Employment law specialist advising on matters which include the following:

  • Executive terminations
  • Strategy and HR planning
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Redundancy and business reorganisation
  • All manner of disciplinary matters
  • Grievance handling
  • Drafting/negotiating settlement agreements
  • Exiting employees from the business
  • Dealing with Employment Tribunal claims (as well as how to avoid them)
  • Recruitment
  • Drafting/advising upon employment contracts and Employee Handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Drafting and advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Work place dispute mediation
  • Work place training

Other professional experience

Accredited CEDR Mediator since 2007
Member of Employment Lawyers Association
Top ranked in Chambers UK 2024 legal guide
Recommended in the Legal 500 UK 2024 guide
Past President of the Harrogate and District Law Society


Joined Raworths: 1998
Huddersfield University (LLB (Hons)) and College of Law
Born: Northamptonshire
Previous roles: In-house lawyer at Dawsongroup Plc, Hammond Suddards (Squire Patton Boggs) and Coates & Co
Solicitor: Qualified in 2000

Boylan, Deborah The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Deborah is an excellent professional with great communication skills

Chambers UK 2024 (Top Ranked)

“Deborah Boylan has been exceptionally supportive, helping with issues relating to a sale of the business…”

“Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge and all departments work together in complex situations.”

Legal 500 UK 2022 (Employment – Yorkhire, North & East)

Her knowledge of the field is superb, and she spends the time to understand my concerns and advise on the most suitable course for my requirements.

Chambers UK 2022