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Nov 23

Why should you consider having a cohabitation agreement?

Family law specialist Ellie Foster at Raworths discusses cohabitation agreements and why you should consider one if you live with your partner. The number of cohabiting couples (both opposite-sex and...

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Oct 23

Raworths celebrates top rankings in the latest Chambers UK Legal Guide

Raworths has once again received multiple inclusions in the Chambers UK guide, including Band 1 rankings for both the Family and Employment teams.  Individual expertise within Raworths has also been...

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Oct 23

Raworths enjoys stellar inclusions in the 2024 Legal 500 UK Guide

Raworths continues to build on its reputation as one of the leading law firms in the north of England securing multiple inclusions in the 2024 Legal 500 UK Guide. Recognised...

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Oct 23

The Inheritance (warning, may contain spoilers)

When you think of depictions of law on TV you might probably think of a gritty court room drama, however Channel 5 recently brought us "The Inheritance" dealing with death...

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Oct 23

Employers’ guide to dyslexia in the workplace

‘One in ten people are estimated to have dyslexia according to the British Dyslexia Association,’ says Sally Togher, Head of Employment at Raworths.    ‘Dyslexia awareness week runs from 2 -...

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Aug 23

Options for enforcing a judgment for payment

Obtaining a court judgment for payment from a debtor can be a huge relief, particularly where a dispute has been contested.  However, enforcing that judgment and actually obtaining payment can...

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Aug 23

Talking ‘off the record’ and settlement agreements

Using a settlement agreement to bring an employment relationship to an end, and effectively wipe the slate clean, can be very useful. But, to start the conversation, employers need to...

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Jul 23

Raworths’ Trusts, Wills and Estates team achieves top rankings in Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Raworths continues to build on its reputation as one of the leading law firms in the north of England with its Trusts, Wills and Estates (TWE) team once again ranked...

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Jun 23

Are Humanist Marriages Legally Valid?

The law in England and Wales permits both civil marriage and religious marriage. However, there is no specific provision for marriages to be conducted according to any other system of...

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Jun 23

Surrogacy – time for a change

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of children being born to a Surrogate. Sadly, surrogacy laws have failed to keep pace. As a result, the...

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Jun 23

Getting employees back to the office

According to the Office for National Statistics, before the Covid pandemic only one in eight working adults reported working from home at least once during the previous seven days. This...

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May 23

Travelling abroad with children – a guide for separated parents

Travelling abroad with children over the summer holidays for most is an exciting family experience. But for some separated families it is not always straight forward. Claire Hunter, Associate Solicitor...

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May 23

Spring employment law round up

Other than the usual April updates to statutory rates, it looks deceptively quiet on the regulatory front for employers. But the end of the year could see the biggest shake-up...

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May 23

Raworths continues strategic growth with new appointments

Raworths has recruited three new hires and celebrated two newly qualified solicitors as part of its ongoing strategic growth plan which sees the Harrogate law firm continue to strengthen its...

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Apr 23

Pensions and divorce

The treatment of pensions on divorce can be a complex area to navigate.  This is exacerbated if either or both of the parties to a divorce has associated potential or...

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Apr 23

50 years on: a review of the law of finances on divorce

Following the very welcome introduction of ‘no fault divorce’ in April 2022, the government has now asked the Law Commission to review the legislation that governs how a couple’s financial...

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Mar 23

How can we prevent key evidence being destroyed once our opponents find out about our claim?

Destruction of damming evidence by defendants in anticipation of litigation is a frequent occurrence and can make the difference between a win and a loss at Court.  So how can...

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Mar 23

Cohabitation: the case for reform

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently released an interesting analysis of data extracted from the 2021 Census regarding relationship status. The key themes from the report include the...

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Mar 23

Set aside: Right outcome, wrong route?

This article written by Ellie Foster, Legal Director, Family team at Raworths Solicitors was first published in January 2023 in Family Law Journal (Legalease) www.lawjournals.co.uk In Goodyear, it was necessary...

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Feb 23

Capital gains tax treatment of assets on divorce

Ellie Foster is a Legal Director in the Family team at Raworths.  In this article Ellie looks at the draft legislation recently published by the government relating to proposed changes...

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Feb 23

Raworths celebrates promotion ahead of targeted growth in 2023

Raworths in Harrogate has announced the promotion of Adam Colville-Robins to an Associate in the firm’s highly regarded Dispute Resolution team, the latest in a series of promotions at the...

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Feb 23

What is the difference between a warranty and an indemnity?

Warranties and indemnities are frequently included in commercial agreements. Their aim is to provide a right of redress where one party provides to another critical information which later turns out...

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Feb 23

Problems in performance management

Performance management can be distracting, challenging and time-consuming,according to Deborah Boylan, Partner and Head of Employment at Raworths. The first challenge is to determine if this is a capability issue...

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Jan 23

I hate my business partner – what can I legally do?

Business partnerships are like any other relationship.  There needs to be trust, commitment, an understanding as to respective roles and a shared vision. Unfortunately, business relationships can fall apart just...

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Jan 23

What employers need to know about hidden disabilities

Have you ever spotted someone wearing a lanyard with a sunflower as a means of indicating that they have a non-visible disability (also known as a hidden or invisible disability)?...

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Dec 22

My fellow shareholders disagree with my views – what can I do?

For a business to grow and prosper, it is vital that the people at the helm get on and have a shared vision about key issues of strategic importance. Where...

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Dec 22

Disaster planning for businesses – what to do if the worst happens

An emergency can arise from many foreseen and unforeseen situations, the most common being fire, flood, explosions, vehicle impact and spillages. Serious damage to business premises can inflict long term...

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Dec 22

The Stray Ferret Business Awards 2023 – celebrating business excellence across the district

The Stray Ferret Business Awards 2023 takes place on 9 March 2023 at the Pavilions of Harrogate and will celebrate business excellence across the district with 10 prestigious awards.  Raworths...

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Nov 22

The agreement is signed but it contains an error – what can I do?

If you have entered a business contract which does not, with the benefit of hindsight, accurately reflect the terms that were discussed, or which contains a fundamental error or misunderstanding,...

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Nov 22

Employee monitoring: an employer’s guide

Recent advances in technology mean that there are now numerous ways to monitor employees, including via a webcam on staff computers or by checking browser histories, email content and phone...

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Nov 22

How easy is it to challenge a will based upon lack of mental capacity?

Following the death of a loved one, additional upset can be caused by a challenge to the validity of the will by a disappointed beneficiary on the basis that the...

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Oct 22

Raworths achieves top rankings in Chambers UK legal guide

Raworths is once again being recognised as one of the leading law firms based in the north of England with its inclusion in the new Chambers UK legal guide, published on...

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Sep 22

Investigating employee misconduct: how to get it right

Being dismissed for misconduct can have a devastating impact on an employee’s future job opportunities.  Before fairly dismissing someone for misconduct, employers must be able to show that they reasonably...

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Sep 22

Raworths Announce Raft of Promotions

Raworths has announced four promotions which have been awarded across a number of the firm’s highly-ranked private client and commercial teams.  John Carter, Commercial Property is promoted to Senior Associate. ...

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Aug 22

Negotiating a senior executive package

Recruiting the right senior executive can be an immense benefit to a company if they bring the right mix of skills, experience, and contacts to the business. It is not...

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Jul 22

Summer 2022: employment law update

This year’s Queen’s Speech was surprisingly light on employment law developments, with the omission of the long-awaited Employment Bill.  However, the last few months have seen a couple of announcements...

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Jul 22

Can I be liable for the debts of a business run as a partnership?

Many businesses are still run as a traditional partnership.  Indeed, they have many advantages including the ability to keep financial information confidential, less onerous compliance with statutory rules for companies...

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Jul 22

I have been summoned to give evidence in Court: what should I do?

It is not uncommon for individuals to be asked to attend court to give evidence on a matter which does not concern them directly. Perhaps you were a witness to...

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Jun 22

Investigating employee misconduct: how to get it right

Being dismissed for misconduct can have a devastating impact on an employee’s future job opportunities.  Before fairly dismissing someone for misconduct, employers must be able to show that they reasonably...

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Jun 22

Senior team promotions at Raworths

Raworths Solicitors has announced two promotions within its Commercial team which underlines its commitment to providing high quality and seamless client service. Matthew Hill has been named as Head of...

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Mar 22

Dismissing an employee fairly: a refresher

The law gives five potentially fair reasons for dismissal, including breach of a statutory duty or restriction and some other substantial reason capable of justifying dismissal. The most commonly used...

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Mar 22

“I’ve been left a gift in a Will – but I don’t want it”

It might not be often you hear those words but that’s exactly what Rhona said on Emmerdale on Monday (28 February). Upon hearing that her abusive deceased ex-husband Pierce had...

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Feb 22

Can a neutral evaluation help resolve a business dispute?

When a business is faced with a dispute, legal proceedings are quite rightly seen as a last resort.  There are many forms of well-known alternative dispute resolution (or ADR) available...

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Jan 22

Employment policies and procedures: time for a refresh?

Many businesses are now at the stage where they have planned their longer-term working arrangements for staff who may be office-based, remote working, or a hybrid arrangement. Some of the...

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Dec 21

Can I find out why I have been disinherited?

When a good friend, relative or loved one passes away, it is not uncommon for many to contemplate what decisions the Deceased may have made as to the ultimate destination...

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Dec 21

Does my commercial contract contain penalty clauses?

Many commercial contracts include a provision which requires compensation to be paid, by one party to another, in the event that certain terms are not complied with.  But are you...

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Dec 21

Separated parents – the Christmas period

Christmas can be a joyful, family filled time but for others it can be a time of stress and tension.  For separated parents it can be particularly difficult as they...

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Nov 21

Carers’ rights at work

According to Care UK, three million people in the UK are juggling work with unpaid caring for disabled, seriously ill, or older loved ones. NHS England reports that carers are...

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Oct 21

The end of furlough

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, better known as the furlough scheme, has just come to an end, on 30 September 2021.  The scheme was introduced in March 2020, to help...

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Jul 21

The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in commercial disputes

It is no secret that the courts are struggling to clear the backlog of commercial cases which have built up as a result of the coronavirus, or that this backlog...

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Jun 21

Raworths appoints new leadership for Corporate team following period of growth

Raworths has announced new leadership for its Corporate team following a sustained period of growth and client wins. The promotion is the fifth senior appointment to be made by the...

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Jun 21

Is it worth paying for a private Financial Dispute Resolution?

For most people, (particularly those without children), one of the most important stages of a separation is the financial settlement. When managed badly it can fuel acrimony and dispute, cause...

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Apr 21

Raworths appoints three new partners to recognise excellence and quality

Raworths Solicitors has announced three new partners for the firm in its biggest series of partner promotions in several years. Sally Togher (Employment), Alison Walker and Sam Jenner (Trusts, Wills...

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Mar 21

Your duties as a director – what to do when your conduct is questioned

It would be wrong to assume that as a director you are top of the tree and untouchable.  Instead, a director is accountable to the company, shareholders and creditors by...

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Mar 21

No Fault Divorce

It’s a common misconception with divorcing couples that if one party can blame the other for the breakdown of the marriage then they will be entitled to a greater share...

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Jan 21

Raworths Family Unit marks the new year with a senior appointment

Raworths Solicitors has added a new senior role to its Family Unit as the team responds to increased demand for its services.  Ellie Foster joins the respected law firm as...

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