News 2013

  • Tenancy Deposit Warning for LandlordsTenancy Deposit Warning for Landlords

    Jade Brooksbank, residential property disputes practitioner is warning landlords to be wary of complex tenancy deposit laws as a result of a landmark national case.

    In the recent case of Superstrike vs Marino Rodrigues, the tenant's fixed assured shorthold tenancy rolled into a statutory periodic tenancy. As the original tenancy was created before the introduction of mandatory tenancy deposit protection laws in April 2007, the landlords did not protect the deposit as they were under no obligation to do so.

  • Right to holiday pay includes overtimeRight to holiday pay includes overtime

    A recent decision at tribunal could rock the boat for employers with shift workers and employees in similar irregular work patterns. In the Neal v Freightliner Ltd an employment tribunal has held that a freight worker was entitled to have overtime payments and shift premia counted towards his holiday pay. This is because the payments were intrinsically linked to the performance of the tasks he was required to carry out under his contract of employment.

  • In the Dock - Richard AinsworthIn the Dock - Richard Ainsworth

    Meet Richard Ainsworth who joined Marsden Rawsthorn in 2000 and is head of residential conveyancing dealing in all aspects of domestic property work.

    Richard is an avid Preston North End supporter and also playing enjoys golf and fell walking and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

    We put him in the Dock this month to answer our 5 questions.

  • 'I want to be a ... Commercial Property Solicitor' Joanne Wilcox'I want to be a ... Commercial Property Solicitor' Joanne Wilcox

    Joanne Wilcox joined Marsden Rawsthorn in early 2013. We ask her questions to answer and share with inspiring "wanna be" solicitors.

  • Excellent service, and a very professional approach to all our questions and throughout the course from start to finish.