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May 24

What are your legal options if you are owed money?

There are several reasons why someone might owe you money, it could be an unpaid loan, a gift that you want back or, in a commercial context, an unpaid invoice...

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May 24

Wrongful trading – the risks facing directors when the company is insolvent

A guide for directors: what you should know before accepting the appointment. This is article 8 from a series of 10 written by Jonathan Mortimer, a Dispute Resolution Partner at...

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Apr 24

Keeping (most) family law cases out of court

“…. Like running up the down escalator” - that is how the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, described the workload of the Family Court in 2019.  Since...

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Apr 24

Can we claim for loss of profits in our business dispute?

Can we claim for loss of profits in our business dispute? The answer may be yes depending upon the nature of the business dispute, your contract with the business partner...

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Apr 24

Becoming a non-executive director – the risk free option?

A guide for directors: what you should know before accepting the appointment. This is article 7 from a series of 10 written by Jonathan Mortimer, a Dispute Resolution Partner at...

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Apr 24

Personal liability – so much for limited liability

A guide for directors: what you should know before accepting the appointment. This is article 6 from a series of 10 written by Jonathan Mortimer, a Dispute Resolution Partner at Raworths. ...

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Apr 24

New compliance rules for business owners introduced from March 2024

Business directors and shareholders are being urged to review and, if necessary, modernise their corporate compliance as new far-reaching company legislation starts to take effect. The new Economic Crime and...

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Mar 24

The probate registry – is no news really good news?

As the old adage goes, “no news is good news”; however can this really be said for waiting for news from the new digitised and centralised Probate Registry? Five years...

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Mar 24

Directors’ loan accounts – the best overdraft you can get?

A guide for directors: what you should know before accepting the appointment. This is article 5 from a series of 10 written by Jonathan Mortimer, a Dispute Resolution Partner at...

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Mar 24

Pre-nuptial agreements: helping to protect wealth on divorce

Raworths' Head of Family Carmelita Ardren discusses pre-nuptial agreements as an important tool to protect wealth on divorce. Significant family wealth rarely “just happens”. It comes from years of hard...

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Mar 24

Divorce: choosing the right approach for you

Raworths’ Head of Family Carmelita Ardren highlights some options available when considering divorce. Is there such a thing as a ‘good divorce’? We think there can be. A ‘good divorce’...

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Mar 24

Employment law update – Spring 2024

This year is a busy one for employment legislation, after a few quiet years.  The Government has backed a number of private members’ bills which are now coming into force....

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Mar 24

Update for employers – new rules for flexible working requests

The right to request flexible working has been around for over 20 years, and in that time eligibility to the right has been extended from parents and carers of young...

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Mar 24

Shareholders – the director’s ultimate master

A guide for directors: what you should know before accepting the appointment. This is article 4 from a series of 10 written by Jonathan Mortimer, a Dispute Resolution Partner at...

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Mar 24

Mind the gap – sharing pension assets on divorce

Pension assets will often be one of the most substantial assets on divorce or partnership breakdown and can often be as valuable as the equity in the family home (and...

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Feb 24

Defending a product liability claim

Customer safety and satisfaction are vital objectives for any manufacturer or supplier, as you seek to build and maintain a reputation in the market. Quality control plays a key role...

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Feb 24

The Board of Directors cannot agree anything

A guide for directors: what you should know before accepting the appointment. This is article 3 from a series of 10 written by Jonathan Mortimer, a Dispute Resolution Partner at...

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Feb 24

The top 5 things directors do wrong – including the consequences

A guide for directors: what you should know before accepting the appointment. This is article 2 from a series of 10 written by Jonathan Mortimer, a Dispute Resolution Partner at...

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Jan 24

You have been appointed – but what kind of director are you?

A guide for directors: what you should know before accepting the appointment. This is article 1 from a series of 10 written by Jonathan Mortimer, a Dispute Resolution Partner at...

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Jan 24

Travelling abroad with children – a guide for separated parents

Taking your child on a holiday abroad is not always as simple as booking, paying for the holiday and enjoying the countdown. If you are separated from the child’s other...

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Jan 24

Getting a fair share on divorce

On 1 November 2023, the Nuffield Foundation released its final report on 'Fair Shares? Sorting out money and property on divorce'. This major research project, involving a survey of 2,415...

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Jan 24

An employer’s guide to taking grievances seriously

Dealing with employee grievances can sometimes seem like a thankless drain on a business’s management and resources. But a prompt investigation could uncover inappropriate behaviour or poor management that needs...

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Jan 24

Heading off a dispute with a distributor

Selling your goods in a new and unfamiliar market can be a risky and costly venture, but entering into a distribution arrangement with a separate distributor can provide your business...

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Jan 24

How to protect yourself online during your divorce

January has long been reported as seeing an increase in new divorce enquiries following the festive period and the welcoming of a new year. In recent years, technology has further...

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Dec 23

Separated parents – top tips to help families during the festive period

As Christmas approaches, we all start to think about our plans for the festive period. Often these plans centre around family. This can be a stressful time with 101 things...

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Nov 23

Why should you consider having a cohabitation agreement?

Family law specialist Claire Hunter at Raworths based in Harrogate discusses cohabitation agreements and why you should consider one if you live with your partner. The number of cohabiting couples...

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Nov 23

Raworths ranked as a Top Family Law Firm 2023 by eprivateclient

The Family team at Raworths has been named as a Top Family Law Firm 2023 by eprivateclient following their annual survey which produces a detailed guide to the leading law...

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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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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

Settlement agreements – considerations for employers

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

How can a business remove a troublesome shareholder?

There are many reasons why shareholders fall out. Most companies in the UK are small owner-managed businesses, which are family businesses or have been started out by friends with a...

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Jun 23

Raworths’ strategic growth continues with new partner further strengthening private client team

Rachel Mainwaring-Taylor has been appointed as a partner in Raworths’ Trusts, Wills and Estates team. Rachel joins from Farrer & Co in London having developed an unusually broad range of...

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Jun 23

Team Raworths at Knaresborough Bed Race 2023

A team from Raworths, including many family and friends, took part in the latest Great Knaresborough Bed Race.  The event brings together colleagues to design, create, compete and support. Organised...

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Jun 23

Divorce Leave Scheme proposals – what employers need to know

Many people have experienced a relationship breakdown, be it separation or a divorce, often with significant personal consequences.  It is understandable therefore that this time can be upsetting, stressful, emotionally...

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Jun 23

Raworths’ Head of Family recognised for her specialism in family law

Carmelita Ardren, Head of Family at Raworths, has been recognised once again by a leading national organisation, Resolution, for her specialism in family law in the resolution of complex financial...

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Apr 23

Raworths appoints Legal Director of Commercial Property team

Raworths has announced the appointment of Heather Roberts as Legal Director of its growing Commercial Property team. Heather is a commercial property specialist with more than 20 years’ experience acting...

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Mar 23

Raworths teams up with Harrogate District Foodbank as official charity partner

Raworths has named Harrogate District Foodbank as its official 2023 charity partner. The team at the legal firm – which employs more than 70 people - voted to fundraise for...

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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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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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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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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

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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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

How emotionally intelligent should lawyers be?

Rachel Tunnicliffe is Senior Partner and Head of Trusts, Wills and Estates at Raworths.  She explains why legal firms should value, and foster, emotional intelligence in lawyers. People tend to...

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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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Apr 22

No Fault Divorce – update from 6 April 2022

Having recently had the opportunity to watch the BBC drama “The Split” I found that it highlighted the concerns that many family lawyers have had for a number of years,...

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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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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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Sep 21

Pensions and Divorce

A new report has again highlighted the gender inequality in pension wealth and its potential impact on pension outcomes on divorce. The Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA),...

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Sep 21

Raworths achieves Gold accreditation for “We invest in people”

Raworths Solicitors is proud to be awarded We invest in people, gold accreditation by Investors in People, following reassessment in the summer of 2021. It goes without saying that Gold accreditation...

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Jul 21

Bailment – What is Bailment?

Although it has such an antiquated name, Bailment is the term given to a very common form of a legal relationship which most people will have experienced. A Bailment can...

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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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