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Why we recommend an LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney)


The Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows a trusted person to make decisions for someone, should they lose capacity to do so. Find out more about why we recommend one and how you can make one here.

What goes into a cohabitation agreement?


Our Family Law Team can assist you with setting up a cohabitation agreement. Read this blog post for more information on what one includes.

Top tips for first-time buyers


If you're a first-time buyer, don't be put off by the financial side. We explain about deposits, government schemes, mortgages and more to help you get on the property ladder.

Guilty: ‘Prolonged abuse tantamount to torture’


Director Paul Ridehalgh once again prosecuted on behalf of the RSCPA in court, during a distressing case about the prolonged and intentional abuse of pet cats. Read more what happened in court here.

What are the grounds for contesting a will?


Solicitor Katy Rider from our Dispute Resolution Team explains the main ways that the validity of a will can be challenged.

How to protect your interest in property upon separation


The knowledgeable and supportive Family Law team at Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors explains its sympathetic and understanding approach to helping you protect your interest in property upon separation.

Farmer banned from keeping horses for life


Paul Ridehalgh and Karl Wilson acting on behalf of the RSPCA, tell more about their latest prosecution of a farmer who let her horses suffer so badly that they had to be put to sleep.

A cautionary tale for attorneys


Head of our Wills, Trusts and Probate Team, Zoe Fleming, explains about the importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and the limits placed on attorneys to assist you in relation to gifts and transfer of property.

Understanding divorce jargon – a glossary of terms


Divorce proceedings are tough enough without having to struggle with the legal jargon. Our Family Law Team has created a glossary to help you understand some of our more commonly used terms.

Trainee seat rotation


Zoe Ratcliffe is about to take on a new challenge with Marsden Rawsthorn... it's time for a trainee seat rotation. Here she is to tell you more about her legal experience so far.

Tricky terminology: We explain what it all means


At times, our Wills, Probate and Trusts Team may need to use some complicated legal terms. We set out to explain some tricky terminology so that you can better understand our legal documents.

Do you need to register your Trust?


For new trusts or trusts that are now required to be registered on the TRS, Marsden Rawsthorn can act as your agent and oversee registration. Victoria Harcourt explains more.

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