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Raworths LLP Solicitors

Family/Matrimonial

3 ranked lawyersBand 1York, Hull and surroundsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded for its expertise in high-value cases, such as those involving businesses, estates and international assets. Experienced in handling divorces and separations through both litigation and ADR solutions. Also advises on private disputes relating to children.

Strengths

One source praises the family team for its "really good client care and ability to manage clients' expectations."

A client says: "They are so thorough that they recall things I may have forgotten and are just on the ball with every aspect of the case. Their advice has been fabulous, and I have felt relaxed and comfortable during a horrible situation, which has been crucial for me."

Another adds: "The team has provided an excellent and personal service – often under some very upsetting circumstances. Their presence and reassurance has ensured that in times of difficulty and distress I have felt that I couldn’t have had greater support on my side."

Notable practitioners

Carmelita Ardren is highly regarded for her "very good judgement and client care skills." She acts for high net worth individuals on nuptial agreements as well as guiding them through the divorce process, with particular experience in matters involving businesses, farms and complex tax considerations. A client says: "She breaks things down for me so that I fully understand everything and is very patient and calm, which is really important."

Joanna Lofthouse advises on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well as divorce, cohabitation disputes and private children law. She has particular experience in matters involving farming families or rural businesses. One commentator says: "She is just brilliant with clients and will go the extra mile for them."

Zoe Robinson is described by sources as an "excellent family lawyer who is easy to work with, practical and always tries to resolve matters out of court." She has significant experience representing clients, including high net worth individuals, on financial remedy proceedings related to divorce and separation. Robinson is also the firm's managing partner.

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York, Hull and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Carmelita Ardren
Band 1
Joanna Lofthouse
Associates to watch
Zoe Robinson
Eminent Practitioners