News 2009

  • We are one - Marsden Rawsthorn first anniversary celebrationsWe are one - Marsden Rawsthorn first anniversary celebrations

    How time flies - the 18th June saw another landmark for the firm - one year to the day since our launch party to celebrate the merger of Marsdens and Rawsthorns, and our move to our new purpose built premises at Faraday Court in Fulwood.

  • Tasty - as trade booms for Chorley bakerTasty - as trade booms for Chorley baker

    A Chorley bakery business has unveiled a series of new expansion plans designed to meet existing demand and attract new customers.

    Halls Bakery Ltd, a client of Marsden Rawsthorns, already bakes and sells thousands of pies and savoury products every week through its three sites in Chorley, as well as sandwiches, cakes and salads.

    The firm also provides a popular catering facility to local businesses which has grown significantly over the last 12 months.

  • The New ACAS Code: What Does the Future Hold? The New ACAS Code: What Does the Future Hold?

    Whilst employment lawyers leapt for joy (or at least managed a smile) at the repeal of the statutory dispute resolution procedures, one mustn't forget that with new law comes new problems.

    As we are all aware by now (hopefully), the new ACAS Code replaced the statutory dispute resolution procedures with effect from 6 April 2009 (subject to transitional provisions) and we all breathed a sigh of relief that there was no longer the "automatic" unfair dismissal for a failure (sometimes potentially minor) to comply with the statutory disciplinary and dismissal procedure. Notwithstanding this sensible change, it is interesting to consider the potential pitfalls that the new Code may give rise to.

  • Collaboration is the key to damage limitationCollaboration is the key to damage limitation

    It is a sad fact of life that divorce is here to stay. In recent years, statistics have suggested that almost half of UK marriages will end in failure. The relationship breakdown is not merely emotional but also financial, as anyone who has been through the divorce process will just know how costly court battles can be.

    However, as Sahida Ahmed, Family Law Specialist at Solicitors Marsden Rawsthorn explains, it is often not divorce itself, but the way in which you divorce takes the heaviest toll. She suggests that a collaborative approach can limit some of the financial and emotional damage that can last a lifetime.

  • Prompt, efficient and clear communication, helped provide a clear understanding of the issues and situation