News 2014

  • Non Solicitation Restriction – Non Solicitation of all of the Employers customers was reasonable.Non Solicitation Restriction – Non Solicitation of all of the Employers customers was reasonable.

    In Coppage and another v Safety Security Ltd, the Court of Appeal looked at the enforceability of a non solicitation clause that prevented the Director from soliciting any clients of the employer that had been a customer throughout all of the employees employment.

  • Additional protection for victims of Domestic Violence to come into forceAdditional protection for victims of Domestic Violence to come into force

    The Secretary of State for the Home Department Theresa May announced in November last year in her statement to Parliament her intention to roll out nationally domestic violence protection orders and the domestic violence disclosure scheme across England and Wales.   These are due to commence in March 2014.

    Sahida Ahmed, head of the Family Law team at Marsden Rawsthorn comments on how this additional protection will help her team to deal with victims of domestic violence during legal proceedings.

  • Stay in the European Union? – Downtown Lancashire members share their views!Stay in the European Union? – Downtown Lancashire members share their views!

    Despite it being Valentine’s day on Friday, there was no love in the air for the panellists debating whether to stay in Europe.
     
    Marsden Rawsthorn hosted the February regional get together for Downtown Lancashire at their Fulwood Preston office on Friday 14th February. Local business professionals enthusiastic to hear the divided opinions on a very hot topic, joined together to listen to the debate.
     
    The popular event brought Downtown members and guests from a wide area of the region, to enjoy a friendly morning get-together and the topical issue for discussion.

  • Cost transparency and business confidence drive growth for Marsden RawsthornCost transparency and business confidence drive growth for Marsden Rawsthorn

    “After a challenging start to 2013, Marsden Rawsthorn has built on its core strengths over the past year and we have successfully grown both the team and the business to begin 2014 in a strong position across commercial and private legal services.
     “Changes in the legal aid system affecting access to legal aid for all non-domestic violence divorce cases came into force in April 2013, prompting us to examine how we can help clients to manage the costs of their divorce. Our response has been to introduce fixed-fees for divorces and to break that down into stages so that clients know what budget they will need for each part of the process. We have also introduced a pay-as-you-go payment system, which allows clients to spread the cost to remove any worries about facing a large final payment. Thanks to this innovative approach, we have ensured that the divorce process is still an option for clients who no longer qualify for legal aid, and we have maintained our divorce case load despite the changes introduced by the Legal Services Commission.
     
    CEO Debbie Pettitt comments on the development of the legal services and growth of the business in 2013 and the customer focussed vision for the business for 2014.

  • The help and assistance I received from all members of Marsden Rawthorns staff was excellent