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BPE Solicitors' advises on care home merger

Gloucestershire law firm BPE Solicitors has recently advised Lilian Faithfull Homes, a Cheltenham-based charity providing care and support to the elderly in the county, on the acquisition of Resthaven Nursing Home.

Lilian Faithfull Homes has been delivering care in Gloucestershire for more than 70 years. Now caring for 300 residents with 450 staff in six homes, it is one of the largest charities and providers of care in the county.

With the addition of Resthaven Nursing Home in Stroud, the charity has six properties in the county including Faithfull House and nursing care home St Faith’s.

Jo Bewley, Commercial Property Partner at BPE, led the deal, assisted by Louise Grzasko, Senior Associate.

“This is another great step for Lilian Faithfull Homes and we’re pleased to see the business continue to expand,” Jo commented. “Resthaven is the second care home brought into the Lilian Faithfull family in just over six months, demonstrating its continued success and commitment to providing the very best care for people in Gloucestershire.

“This merger also showcases BPE’s expertise and knowledge of the health and social care sector, allowing us to advise our client at all stages of the transaction and ensure a smooth transition for all involved.”

Martin Hughes, Chief Executive of Lilian Faithfull Homes, said: “We are delighted to welcome residents, families and staff of Resthaven Nursing Home, and very grateful for the assistance of Jo and the team at BPE, who have been key advisers on this merger. As a charity, our aim is to provide a ‘home for life’, and this is part of our strategic plan to deliver our exceptional care further in the county.”

The team at BPE prides itself on the sound legal advice and support it provides to businesses throughout their development. They are more than just lawyers; they are trusted business advisers for their clients, aiming to help structure businesses to achieve sustained growth. From starting a new business to development through growth, BPE’s team has the breadth and depth of experience to support a business through every stage of its lifecycle.

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