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Jun 22

Paid too much for a business – what can you do?

Most acquisitions run smoothly with buyers feeling satisfied that they have purchased the business they expected.  But just occasionally, buyers come to the conclusion that they have paid too much,...

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Jun 22

Team Raworths at Knaresborough Bed Race 2022

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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May 22

Holiday travel advice for separated parents

I think we can all agree, the ability to travel abroad for a spot of summer sun has been a long time coming following our enforced staycations of the last...

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Apr 22

Employment law update for employers – Spring 2022

April is usually the month when the Government introduces new employment legislation and increases to statutory payments, and in recent years has announced its commitment to introducing significant new rights,...

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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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Feb 22

Garden leave – protecting your business when employees go

When a key employee is about to leave, employers look to minimise damage to their business and may wish to keep the employee away from customers and commercially sensitive information....

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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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Nov 21

Raworths are supporting Good Divorce Week 2021

Resolution’s Good Divorce Week takes place this week (29 November to 3 December 2021) and aims to raise awareness of the benefits of using a Resolution member to advise and...

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Nov 21

How do I stop a former employee or competitor from taking all my business secrets?

Employees are frequently entrusted with confidential information relating to your business during the course of their employment.  When they leave your employment and move to a rival, your confidential information...

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Oct 21

Raworths maintains strong recognition in Chambers UK legal guide

Raworths has maintained its strong recognition across all practice areas in the new Chambers UK legal guide published on 21 October, including Band 1 rankings for Family and Employment. Chambers...

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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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Sep 21

Can you be contractually obliged to attempt to settle?

This is a question which our Dispute Resolution team are frequently asked by commercial clients.  They say: “It may seem a little odd but sometimes a party to a dispute...

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Sep 21

Raworths commended for their professionalism and teamwork

Raworths reputation for excellence has been reinforced once again by inclusion in the Legal 500 UK Guide, released on 29 September 2021. All Raworths' areas of law are recommended by...

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Sep 21

Who gets the dog on divorce?

We’re a nation of animal lovers and if press reports are anything to be believed, this has been illustrated clearly in lockdown, with many households succumbing to the temptation of...

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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

Joint ventures – is divorce on the cards?

When businesses come together with common interests and pooled talent great things can be achieved but like any relationship can it all end in disaster? Unfortunately, joint ventures are frequently...

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Aug 21

Bailment: landlords and leftover property

Outgoing tenants often leave property behind at the end of their tenancy and this can create several considerations for landlords: do they have to store these items, and if so...

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Aug 21

Senior executive departure – tips for a smooth exit

Despite all your best efforts to recruit and retain the right key executives, sometimes things just do not work out as planned and it becomes evident that it will be...

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Aug 21

Does a one size fits all approach to debt collection suit your business?

It is understandable that businesses will frequently have a standardized internal procedure for collecting in debts.  Perhaps reminder letters to debtors after 14 days, followed by more serious letters making...

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Aug 21

The Top 10 Most Seen Disputes Relating to Wills

Jonathan Mortimer, Consultant Partner at Raworths, lists the most frequently seen disputes relating to wills and the administration of estates based upon his experience in the field. The top 10...

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Jul 21

Raworths achieves top ranking in Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Raworths achieves top ranking in its region and nationally (outside London) in independent guide Chambers High Net Worth Guide, one of the leading independent guides for the international private wealth...

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May 21

Family-friendly rights and the impact of the pandemic

While the predicted lockdown baby boom has not materialised and the birth rate is similar to 2020 (down just 0.5%), family caring responsibilities have been more evident in the last...

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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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Apr 21

Understanding the importance of pensions during divorce

As my colleague Claire Hunter explained in her article here ("what will happen to my pension during divorce"), pensions can be some of the most valuable assets in a marriage...

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Jan 21

It is time to refresh HR policies and practices for 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year with employers having to respond rapidly to the challenges of the pandemic. Culturally the world has shifted too, with the Black Lives Matter movement bringing...

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Nov 20

Keeping your workforce agile and within the law

The viability of many businesses is on a knife edge and flexibility in scaling the workforce up or down at short notice has become increasingly important. For many employers, keeping...

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Nov 20

Unmarried couples who are separating – what happens to your property?

When deciding to live together, understandably many unmarried couples do not think about what would happen with their property if their relationship came to an end. However, when relationships do...

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Oct 20

Literature Brought To Life With Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

The first ever digital Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival has been hailed a great success, attracting thousands of viewers to the free programme of events. The Festival, which this year was...

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Oct 20

We need to talk about….death

At the outbreak of covid-19, there was some surprise that the government included solicitors specialising in wills on the list of key workers, but in those early months we were...

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Oct 20

Seven pitfalls to avoid when making redundancies

As the Chancellor’s coronavirus job retention scheme enters its final phase and the prospect of a return to normal business seems distant for many companies, some employers are having to...

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Jul 20

What does the Stamp Duty holiday mean for me?

On 8 July 2020 the government announced a Stamp Duty holiday for residential property purchases with immediate effect (8 July) until 31 March 2021. Kelly Buckle-Fleming, our residential property expert...

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Jul 20

It shouldn’t take a pandemic to make you think about your Will

Katie Watts explains why everyone should have this important document in place. The current coronavirus pandemic and enforced lockdown have given some people the time to think about putting their...

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Jun 20

Providing for your pets The Aristocats way!

I’m spending lockdown with a toddler which means constantly being on the go and coming up with ways to entertain him. We’re trying to make lots of nice memories as...

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Feb 20

New appointment to meet increased demand at Raworths Solicitors

Raworths Solicitors has announced the appointment of Adam Colville-Robins who has joined the Dispute Resolution team as solicitor, to meet a growing demand for the department’s services. Adam has worked...

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