Leading law firm Marsden Rawsthorn has appointed a business development manager to help the company progress its ambitious growth plans.
Janet Walker joins the firm having accumulated over twenty years’ experience in the business development and special events arena, working for companies such as Scottish & Newcastle’s leisure division, Pontins, and hotel group Choice Hotels. For the past six years, Janet ran her own retail business, but was eager to get back into the fast-paced business development.
A growing number of men are suffering from domestic violence according to latest statistics from the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV), and a legal expert believes cases are still on the rise.
Research from the NCDV reveals that every third victim of domestic violence is male, and that one in six men will experience it in their lifetime – equating to around four million men in the UK. It was also discovered that roughly the same percentage of men as women are victims of severe acts of domestic violence.
But a legal expert at Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors, based in Preston and Chorley, is not surprised at the numbers, and has witnessed first-hand the full effect of domestic violence on men. Libby Daultrey, associate directorat Marsden Rawsthorn, said: “I have seen increasing numbers of cases where men are the victims of domestic violence, which may be linked to a corresponding increase in cases where female alcohol abuse is a key factor.
During February solicitors in Preston, Marsden Rawsthorn saw their teams go head to head to raise money for local Preston Barnardos projects and raised over £5k. Three teams competed in an Apprentice style challenge to raise as much money as they could for the Preston projects by organising events, with the team raising the most money winning the challenge. The winners will be announced on the 22nd April.
Consisting of three teams, the Apprentice Challenge saw employees organising events including a Golf Day, a Race Night, staff dressed in "Grease" style outfits out on the streets of Preston to collect money, raffles and a charity dance featuring live music from The Rockabelles; a band fronted by Marsden Rawsthorn Legal Executive Kim Seward.
Chorley-based Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors has moved to brighter new premises. The long-established law firm, which also has an office in Fulwood Preston, has moved from its base on St Thomas’s Road to upgrade to larger offices on Matrix Park, Buckshaw Village. The relocation, on April 15, saw all the Chorley team moving into the larger premises, which provide more than 5,000 sq ft of open plan office space.
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