Buyers need to act quickly to profit from the Stamp Duty Holiday 

Raworths: Selling your home? Make sure you’re ready!

Published 22nd Oct 2020 Kelly Buckle-Fleming, Residential Property The stamp duty holiday has led to a surge in activity for the housing market in the last few months. Whilst this activity has been welcomed in the aftermath of ...

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Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival goes digital this October

If you’re a book worm then now is your chance to be part of one of the country's best literary festivals.  For one long weekend in October, Harrogate International Festivals will present its first ever digital version of the ...

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Raworths: Back to School and a new normality-what does this mean for co parenting?

Published 1st September 2020 Co-parenting isn’t always easy and this year Covid-19 and the stringent lockdown restrictions have presented many challenges for families and couples who are separated and co-parenting. The ...

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Raworths: What does the Stamp Duty Holiday Mean for Me?

Published 10th July 2020 The government has announced a Stamp Duty holiday for residential property purchases with immediate effect (8 July) until 31st March next year. Kelly Buckle-Fleming, our residential property expert takes ...

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Carmelita Ardren

Head of the Family unit and Solicitor

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I am mum to two high school age girls.
Originally from Durham, I have lived in Harrogate for almost 20 years and consider myself to possess essential “Yorkshire qualities”. I am a committed Collaborative lawyer, a member of the Collaborative Regional Committee and an Advanced member of the Law Society Family Law Panel.

In my spare time there is nothing better than a day walking in the Yorkshire hills.

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Jo Lofthouse

Senior Associate

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I am Harrogate born and bred, having attended Harrogate Ladies College and Rossett High School. In my spare time I ride off-road motorbikes and regularly compete both in the UK and abroad. When not throwing myself around a muddy course I am also a keen baker, and I am steadily learning Spanish. My special area of interest is in connection with financial issues surrounding separation and divorce, in particular where there are farming issues.

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Claire Hunter


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I am originally from Yorkshire having left to work in London for around ten years. I am now well and truly settled back into Yorkshire life.

I am a member of Resolution and specialise in all aspects of Family Law.

I have two young children aged 3 and 6 who keep me busy in my spare time. I also enjoy keeping fit, cooking and gardening.

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Lucy Westmoreland

Trainee Chartered Legal Executive

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I have two daughters aged 6 and 10 who attend a local primary school and I am Harrogate through and through, having attended St Peter’s Primary School and Harrogate Grammar School. I am an Associate of CILEx and am currently partway through my studies to become a Chartered Legal Executive. I am a member of Resolution and assist in all aspects of Family Law.

In my spare time, when not ferrying my children to various activities, I play clarinet in a local band and also enjoy reading, walking and spending time with friends and family.

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