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Tony Bogan, the man who urged other solicitors to band together to form solicitors property centres, has finally set one up on his own. Bogan, former operations director of the Solicitors Property Centre, has relaunched his London estate agency as Barber & Company Solicitors Property Centre. It will offer estate agency, conveyancing and financial services. […]

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