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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.

There has been a rise in the incidence of divorce in the over 60 age group, according to a new report from think tank, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).  The report raises a number of concerns over the potentially negative health and money repercussions of this trend.

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No two people are the same, but any professional dealing with individual client or patient problems can detect patterns of behaviour and likely reactions to particular scenarios. We have free will, but are susceptible to influences that shape our conduct. So why do I make such a philosophical point?

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My son got burned by chemicals at work. There has been an investigation but his employers have not disclosed what caused the injuries. Thankfully he is not permanently scarred, but I feel that he should get compensation.

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In all the months of writing about running since I started this column in January, I have focussed on health, self-improvement and weight loss. All excellent goals, but missing one barely mentioned yet incredibly important element of running - charity. Many run for good causes, often health or medical related, and very often in memory of a loved one.

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If a tenant in an upper flat damages the flat below, owner-occupied, who pays for the damage?

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Divorce statistics may be falling, but seeking advice before and during marriage is still wise

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My wife left me five years ago and I don't know where she lives. I want a divorce, but don't know what to do if I can't get hold of her to come to court.

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There is a shortage of adopters coming forward to adopt siblings in Scotland, which is a real cause for concern because over half (53%) of all children for whom families are being sought in Scotland are part of a sibling group.

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