Raworths LLP
Deborah Boylan Deborah Boylan

Deborah BoylanHead of Employment

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
Recommended as a leading individual in Chambers UK 2021 legal guide
Recognised in the Legal 500 UK 2021 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

We feel their robust team, excellent communication and approachability sets them aside from any other firm. Raworths have undoubtedly lived up to our expectations. We would certainly recommend them. 

Legal 500 UK 2021 (Employment - Yorkshire)

‘Deborah has deep experience in handling the employment aspects of business reorganisations and transactions. She also assists with employment tribunals and other contentious matters. A client says: “She is really knowledgeable, caring and supportive and extremely confident.” ‘

Chambers UK 2020 (Employment – Yorkshire)


“Deborah provided personal attention, she was empathetic, quick acting and understanding. She demonstrated knowledge of the surrounding legislation and was at all times transparent and open so I knew where I stood and could make well informed decisions. I particularly appreciated the clear, concise delivery of information. I was very satisfied with the outcome and would happily recommend Deborah to someone else if they needed employment advice”

Paul Richardson


“Deborah’s willingness to go the extra mile in terms of making herself available, speed of response and making you feel that your problem is her problem made me feel that I was in very good hands indeed.”

Liz Pepper-Darling, Morphets of Harrogate