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Austin Lafferty

Austin Lafferty

Austin is the founding partner of Austin Lafferty Solicitors and Estate Agents, having qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and opened his own firm in 1987. As well as managing the firm, Austin has expertise in various aspects of private legal practice, now dealing mainly with business clients in commercial property transactions, leases, general business advice and support, and company acquisition.

He is also involved in a full range of legal services for individual clients, from wills and powers of attorney to conveyancing, civil disputes and family problems, working with solicitor colleagues in the firm on cases and transactions.

Austin is also a well-known broadcaster and writer on legal and other matters, and is a member of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland.

Divorced women are at a greater risk of suffering a heart attack than women who are continuously married, according to a recent study from Duke Medicine.

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Austin's Fitness Blog - Back in my stride

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I'M BACK! Still in the running.

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Legal Eagle - Neighbour Issues?

Posted by on in Scottish Law

My neighbours have thick overgrowing trees that hang over my monoblock driveway, and I get twigs and leaves dropping on my driveway which I have to pay a gardener to clear. When I got him to trim back the branches, the neighbours threatened to call the police. What are my rights?

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My wife and I have joint accounts. If one dies, does half the account go into the estate of that deceased to be divided between the surviving spouse and children? I understand that children have legal rights, and are entitled to a third of the estate no matter what you put in a will (we have made wills).

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A new tax affecting the duty that buyers pay when they purchase a new house has come into effect in Scotland from April 1st.

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The deeds for my mum's house are in her sole name. She re-married and has taken new husband's surname. Does anything need to be done to change her name on her own title deeds either now or in future, as she has not got round to doing this? We also wonder if her husband has a right to the house if she dies.

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Supporting Children in Care

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

Provisions of the Children and Young People Act came into effect on 1st April that give extra support and greater rights for children and young people in care.

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I own my flat in a block of six, and each of us is liable for a share of repairs, the property is not factored but we have a residents fund which five of us pay into. The other resident, who we have no way of contacting, does not pay and ignores even lawyers' letters. This leaves the burden of their share with the other residents. How should we proceed to reclaim money we are owed?

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