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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.

The Home Office is working with PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) to help raise awareness of the increasing problem of international parental child abduction.

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The Scottish Government has recently launched a consultation over how it proposes to implement parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act.

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CSA Payments Hit All-Time High

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

There has been a significant increase in the number of non-resident parents paying child maintenance through the Child Support Agency (CSA), according to the Government, which credits this increase to the tougher enforcement rules now in place.

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New rules have been introduced to the EU that will give greater protection to victims of violence, and particularly victims of domestic violence and stalking.

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The Scottish Press Awards have revealed the judging panel for this year’s event.

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An expert group of lawyers has warned the Scottish Government to proceed with caution following their consultation on imposing a “duty of candour” for healthcare providers.

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My husband worked for a company on a 13 week temporary contract. He was then offered a permanent one verbally but nothing was signed. When his new employers took over and the terms were TUPE'd over, the new employers have told him he's still on a temporary contract and they will review it after the new year. Is this legal? The staff were told they would have the same terms and conditions as before pay rates holiday entitlement etc.

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My grandson bought a puppy from a breeder. After a few days it was very unwell and he took it the vet, to be told the pup had water on the brain, and was also underweight and may be blind in one eye. He recommended it would be kinder to put the animal down. We tried to get his money back from the breeder but were refused.

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