News 2009

  • Courts get tough on Contact Order breachesCourts get tough on Contact Order breaches

    Libby Daultrey, Head of Family Law at Marsden Rawsthorn, explains the implications of an important change to the Children Act, which could lead to financial penalties and even unpaid labour for non-compliant parents.

    Approximately 200,000 couples with children separate each year.Most of these couples are able to make satisfactory arrangements between themselves for their children. Approximately 10% however cannot agree arrangements and are obliged to seek court assistance.

  • Preston solicitor warns traders risk lease transfer nightmarePreston solicitor warns traders risk lease transfer nightmare

    A leading Preston Property Solicitor is warning of the dangers of tenants subletting properties in an attempt to reduce rental costs, as an increasing number of businesses look to scale back their operations. As more properties become empty on the high street, so some are changing hands as tenants move out and transfer their lease to another trader.

  • Lawyers get on the case for Charity RunLawyers get on the case for Charity Run

    A leading firm of Preston solicitors turned out in force this weekend to support Cancer Research UK, by taking part in a 5K fundraising run at Ribby Hall Village. 14 solicitors, staff and family members from Preston Solicitors Marsden Rawsthorn demonstrated their commitment to the cause by donning training shoes and bowler hats to run the 5K race and raise funds for the campaign.

  • Feeding FrenzyFeeding Frenzy

    When the banks shut up shop in the wake of the economic meltdown of early 2008, many property speculators left the market. But, according to Commercial Property Lawyer Stephen Hodgson of Marsden Rawsthorn, cash rich investors are now returning in increasing numbers to find rich pickings amongst the post-crunch wreckage.

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