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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.

Women and men across Scotland who suspect their partner has an abusive background may now have that information disclosed to them, as Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland is to be rolled out across the country.

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Modernising Succession Law

Posted by on in Wills and Estates

The Scottish Government has introduced a Bill into the Scottish Parliament that will reform succession laws, including the effects of divorce, dissolution or annulment on a will.

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Could that old case be dragged up, say if I am going for a job or joining a golf club? I am respectable and would not wish a tarnish on my name from some busybody.

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A few of us at work were discussing inheritance tax in the light of the Tory party's proposal to include a living allowance component, and talked about how to avoid paying it - legally. One of my colleagues suggested that you could make a will leaving up to the IHT threshold to your family and the rest to charity. Will this get round the IHT problem?

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A recent study, which looked at adoption disruptions in Wales, has revealed the extent to which adoptive parents are struggling to cope.

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I came in from work and my neighbour has painted the other side of my boundary wall and left my side unpainted, the wall divides the house at the front and the wall is on my boundary. I have been onto the council and the police and they both say I should just forget about it, there is bad blood between us and it was only done in spite.

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Last year my mother died and my dad was left with the mortgage. The insurance company refused to pay out as my mum had not informed them that she had had a sore back years before she took up the policy. She was never asked to take a medical and because she never missed a day's work, she did not think it was necessary to tick the box on the form. My father's house is now at risk.

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Driver Killed After Hitting Tree

Posted by on in Personal Injury

A takeaway driver has been killed after she suffered a head injury after colliding with a tree in the Highlands.

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213 Fenwick Rd,
Giffnock,
Glasgow,
G46 6JD
Tel: 0141 621 2212
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Hamilton,
United Kingdom,
ML3 7BQ
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South Lanarkshire,
G74 1LJ
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