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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.

MY husband divorced me on grounds of my unreasonable behaviour. I did not contest it as I still loved him and wanted to avoid a fuss. We agreed verbally that he would buy me out of the house or I would buy him out but it has not proceeded. He lives in the house and I in effect have nothing.

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Austin is looking forward to the Great Scottish Run in October, a half marathon taking in Glasgow's most famous sights. There's just the small matter of seven weeks of training and crossing the Kingston Bridge on foot to surmount...

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A recent publication from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) has given an interesting insight into Scottish demographic trends, as well as revealing statistics relating to births, marriages, adoptions and civil partnerships in Scotland.

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This week, Austin is prompted by some kitchen-sink fatalism to write on matters of age. He still feels young at heart though, as he prepares for yet more long-distance races.

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I left my car in a car park and returned to find it scratched. A man gave me the registration details of the vehicle that caused the scratch. Can I get the driver's details from the DVLA?

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Earlier this week, Glasgow Caledonian University hosted an independence referendum debate, with Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill and Advocate General Lord Wallace.

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190 lawyers and other interested parties gathered at Glasgow Caledonian University last night, for a debate on the Independence Referendum

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How can I stop my ex using my address? My ex-partner applied for a store card using my address, as I received it through the post.

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I am being bullied by neighbours when I'm at home alone.  They are making up stories about me, then phoning the police who are quite willing to believe them and charge me. I have no witnesses to verify this. How can I make it stop, apart from moving. How can I make the police believe that my neighbours are wasting their time?

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Austin visits Chicago and finds a city which caters perfectly for those of a sporty disposition.

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In America, research has shown that couples who have daughters are more likely to divorce than couples who have sons, and some analysts have taken this to mean that daughters are a greater a cause of divorce.

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Can you tell me what the legal position would be if my son was simply to offer to sign the house over to his ex-wife and walk away from their relationship and home?

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Summer is well and truly here and in turn, my July jogging regime commences. Read the latest entries in my Evening Times column as I share the lessons that exercise has taught me on the importance of mental attitude; and the effect that aging has had not only on my running, but on my determination.  

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Our car broke down and the garage picked it up.

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Campaign Group The Christian Institute have voiced concern about the Human Rights compatibility of the The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. passed in February. The legislation states that every person under the age of 18 will have a teacher, health visitor or midwife as their named person. The idea behind the provision is to provide a more effective single point of contact and support for families earlier on in the life of the family.

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I live with my partner who bought the flat before I was with her. I am wondering if I can be put out of the house if she dies. She does not have a will, is legally still married but her ex left her (i.e this was the marital home) before I came to stay. Does he - the ex - have a claim on anything?

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Families who adopt a child in England stand to benefit from a new scheme being piloted by the UK Government.

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Yet another study claims to have found evidence of a link between men’s health and their marital status.

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We ended the marriage because of her adultery. I have a separation document which states that she is responsible for all divorce costs and the action of divorce will be raised after a reasonable time. Neither of us would be entitled to legal aid and she says she cannot afford the £700.

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Glasgow

213 Fenwick Rd,
Giffnock,
Glasgow,
G46 6JD
Tel: 0141 621 2212
Fax: 0141 621 1342
e-mail: giffnock@laffertylaw.com

Hamilton

23 Townhead Street,
Hamilton,
United Kingdom,
ML3 7BQ
Tel: 01698 477 614
Fax: 01698 476 613
e-mail: hamilton@laffertylaw.com

East Kilbride

213 Edinburgh House,
East Kilbride,
South Lanarkshire,
G74 1LJ
Tel:01355 263 777
Fax:01355 263 886
e-mail: eastkilbride@laffertylaw.com

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