Raworths unveil new Trusts team



Harrogate-based law firm Raworths have unveiled their new nine-man Trusts, Wills and Estates team which they say “rivals any to be found in Yorkshire.”

The team is headed by Rachel Tunnicliffe who the firm say is “one of the most well-known trusts and sucession planners in Yorkshire” and is joined by David Garfitt formerly of Langleys Solicitors in York.

David Garfitt qualified as a Solicitor with Powell and Young (now Harrowells) of Pocklington in 1991 before joining Langleys in York in 2002 as head of their private client team. During his time at Langleys, David achieved the number one individual ranking in Chambers Legal Directory.

References in Chambers Legal Directory about David include “David is well versed in probate, succession and inheritance planning” and he has also been commended in Legal 500. He is also the Under Sheriff of North Yorkshire.

David said: “I have been observing Raworths’ strategy in building up their private client practice for some time and Rachel Tunnicliffe’s appointment last year confirmed that their commitment to private client is second to none in the area.”

Since arriving at Raworths in February 2014, Rachel has brought further expertise into the team, which offers a wide range of experience and skills. Recent recruits include Sam Jenner and Judith Robertson (both formerly at Leeds firm Gordons), Lindsey Rhodes (who returned to Yorkshire after working in the South East), and Edward Taylor (who joined from Harrogate firm Berwins).

Alison Walker was previously a corporate tax specialist who trained with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, and worked with Pinsent Masons in Leeds before taking a new direction into private client work with Raworths.

Rachel Tunncliffe said: “I am delighted to have been able to recruit such talented lawyers to add to the well-established team at Raworths.

“Since joining Raworths eighteen months ago, I have been working towards building a balanced team that can complement each other’s range of experience and expertise and match the very best advice available both locally and across the region.

“Our clients now come from as far afield as London and the South East as well as across the North. We are increasingly finding that we represent excellent value for clients whose previous legal advice had come from big City firms.”

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