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that may effect you and your property.


Market review

Time for cautious optimism. Right Move the property portal has reported that there is an increase in activity with 26% more hits than in the same period in the previous year. The Land Registry recorded a rise of 0.1% in purchase prices using database of all residential housing transactions. HM revenue and Customs have reported 104,000 transactions completing in December 2009 this i  ...More »


Expert witness breaking news

The 50th Update to the Civil Procedure Rules (SI 2009 No. 2092) which comes into force on 1 October 2009, introduces changes in a large number of areas. Of particular relevance to expert witnesses are the changes to Part 35, Practice Direction 35, and the Protocol for the Instruction of Experts to give Evidence in Civil Claims. These amendments, according to the Ministry of Justice internet si  ...More »


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