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Raworths LLP

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Firm Overview:

Based in Harrogate, Raworths’ team of private client and commercial lawyers work together to service the needs of an increasingly sophisticated and entrepreneurial client base, balancing strong technical skills with the ability to deal sensitively with a wide range of family issues whilst providing commercially astute advice to individuals, families, trustees and their businesses.

Main Areas of Practice:

Raworths has one of the largest Private Client teams in Yorkshire and a significant practice in UK terms. The Trusts, Wills and Estates team deals exclusively with private client work acting for high net worth individuals and their families, trusts, charitable foundations and family businesses.

Trusts:

The team advises on the taxation and wider implications of creating, administering, reorganising and winding up trust structures including drafting all necessary documentation and often working closely with investment managers, accountants and other advisers to provide a full “family office” service. Members of the team also act as trustees for a number of significant family and charitable trusts.

Wills & Succession Planning:

The team prepares Wills for a range of clients, often as part of a wider succession planning exercise, ranging from ‘straightforward’ documents to more complex Wills for clients with business, agricultural and international assets. The team is experienced in providing advice in potentially sensitive family situations, for example structuring a Will following divorce and remarriage often working in collaboration with the firm’s Family team for an holistic view.

Lifetime succession planning may also involve gifting, settling trusts, creating family investment companies or establishing family charters to lay the foundations for generations to come.

Estate Administration:

The team deals with a wide variety of estates, both in the UK and with cross-border elements, providing a full estate administration service or advice and assistance on discrete elements, whichever the clients prefer. The team also advises on post death variations, provides inheritance tax planning advice for estates and beneficiaries and deals with the setting up of any related trusts.

Powers of Attorney & Mental Capacity:

The team advises clients on the use of LPAs for both personal and commercial financial affairs as well as health and welfare matters. Whilst preparing LPAs and Wills, the team can assess capacity and act accordingly. Where capacity is in question, the team is experienced in dealing with applications to the Court of Protection for deputyship Orders.

The team also helps manage financial affairs on a day to day basis for a number of longstanding clients who are unable to continue to manage their own affairs.

Practice Areas & Offices:

Raworths has both specialist Commercial and Private Client lawyers working together as one team.

Business:

Raworths acts for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with clients to understand the opportunities and strategies they pursue. The firm’s depth of experience and knowledge enables it to provide practical advice designed to meet all clients’ business needs, covering:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment
  • Dispute Resolution

Individuals & Families

Raworths provides practical and effective legal advice and support for individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses across the UK, including:

  • Trusts, Wills and Estates (as detailed above)
  • Family, Children and Divorce
  • Residential Property

Offices:

Address: Eton House, 89 Station Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1HF

Website: www.raworths.co.uk

Telephone: 01423 566 666

Senior Partner and Head of Trusts, Wills and Estates: Rachel Tunnicliffe

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High Net Worth Guide 2023
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National Leaders (outside London)
Private Wealth Law
1 Department
Department
Private Wealth Law
1
Private Wealth Law
1
Band 1
York, Hull and surrounds
Private Wealth Law
1 Department
6 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Private Wealth Law
1
Private Wealth Law
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Rachel Tunnicliffe
1
Rachel Tunnicliffe
1
Band 1
Alison Walker
2
Alison Walker
2
Band 2
Caroline Hedges
2
Caroline Hedges
2
Band 2
Peter Greswold
2
Peter Greswold
2
Band 2
Rachel Mainwaring-Taylor
2
Rachel Mainwaring-Taylor
2
Band 2
Sam Jenner
2
Sam Jenner
2
Band 2