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An Attractive Run Down Flat?

Picture the scenario - you find a flat in need of a face lift. It is one of a number of flats within a building, which itself requires a face lift too. The flat is a leasehold property. You are satisfied that the asking price is suppressed beyond the already discounted prices reflected in today’s economic climate. A bargain?

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Regent Street marks the most prestigious Supergroup store to date

It isn’t only Cheltenham-based SuperGroup that is celebrating its recent acquisition of 103 Regent Street, home to Austin Reed for over 100 years. SuperGroup’s lawyers, BPE Solicitors, have worked with the highly successful fashion retailer for over 10 years and this latest acquisition will be the most prestigious.

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Litigation costs rise: a further nudge towards ADR

From the beginning of last month the cost of taking civil action in the County and Crown courts has risen by around 10% and leading Cheltenham law firm BPE is recommending that companies and individuals think carefully before starting formal court action.

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How to Protect the Family Business on Divorce

If anyone ever thought marital problems and breakdowns may have reduced in the current economic client, the following statistics show just how wrong they are. There were 119,589 divorces in England and Wales during 2010, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year. One in three marriages now breaks down by the 15th anniversary, with more couples in their early forties splitting up than in any other age group, whilst the average marriage now only lasts 11½ years. The recession has put couples under greater financial strain; divorce rates also rose in 1993 following the 1990-1992 recession.

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