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Setting up a business involves complying with a range of legal requirements. Find out which ones apply to you and your new enterprise.

While poor governance can bring serious legal consequences, the law can also protect business owners and managers and help to prevent conflict.

Whether you want to raise finance, join forces with someone else, buy or sell a business, it pays to be aware of the legal implications.

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

Marketing matters. Marketing drives sales for businesses of all sizes by ensuring that customers think of their brand when they want to buy.

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

Whether your business owns or rents premises, your legal liabilities can be substantial. Commercial property law is complex, but you can avoid common pitfalls.

With information and sound advice, living up to your legal responsibilities to safeguard your employees, customers and visitors need not be difficult or costly.

As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.

Intellectual property (IP) isn't solely relevant to larger businesses or those involved in developing innovative new products: all products have IP.

Knowing how and when you plan to sell or relinquish control of your business can help you to make better decisions and achieve the best possible outcome.

From bereavement, wills, inheritance, separation and divorce to selling a house, personal injury and traffic offences, learn more about your personal legal rights.


Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors are a national team of lawyers who share a vision of what businesses are looking for when it comes to advice on legal issues.

We are a progressive and forward thinking legal team, dedicated to bringing clear, practical guidance to clients throughout Lancashire and the North West.

Combining a culture of innovation with a history dating back to the mid-nineteenth century and beyond, our team is informed by a rich tradition and a formidable pedigree. By embracing change and continuing to build on these foundations we have become established as one the longest standing, most well respected legal firms in the region.

Our team is driving standards of legal practice to new heights, harnessing intelligence and efficiency to provide a cost-effective alternative to city firms without compromising on expertise.

We have continued to develop and grow by constantly embracing new developments and keeping clients at the centre of their activity at all times. In this way we have built relationships that span decades and mature into highly productive partnerships. As we move forward we remain committed to maintaining a culture of innovation.

Continually embracing new technologies and approaches we will further improve our service, communicate more effectively with our clients and ensure that in everything we do, we are thinking clearly.

Marsden Rawsthorn can help your business with:

Company and Commercial LawCommercial PropertyCommercial LeasesEmployment LawDisputes and Debt.

Marsden Rawsthorn can help you personally with:

Family Law, Residential Property, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Wills, Probate and Trusts, Disputes and Debts.

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