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The Austin Lafferty Solicitors & Estate Agents Blog

Austin Lafferty, solicitors and estate agents in Glasgow, East Kilbride and Hamilton, provide legal advice to the businesses and individuals of Glasgow, East Kilbride, Hamilton and beyond. Get legal advice you can trust from Austin Lafferty. Below are details of our latest posts.
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Marriage May Decrease the Risk of Dementia, Say Researchers

Many studies have been carried out to investigate the impact of marriage and divorce on health. 

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Nomination for Vice Presidency of the Law Society of Scotland

Austin Lafferty has been nominated to become the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland. Results will be announced this month at the society’s December meeting. He is nominated alongside John Mulholland, criminal solicitor in Falkirk.

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Laying Down the Law: Where do I stand over the will?

MY mum died. As I am the oldest I was named her next of kin and because my brother did not want the funeral bill in his name. It turns up my mother had paid too much council tax over the last couple of years. I phoned the council who said my brother told them not to discuss it with me. Could you tell me where I stand? I have still £600 to pay to the funeral bill and took a £500 loan to pay for other things.

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Individual Postcode Areas Buck the National Housing Trend

New analysis by Barclays Mortgages has revealed that while the national housing market shows signs of cooling, individual postcodes around the UK are bucking the trend and experiencing sharper house price growth.

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Local Factors Influence House Prices

Average house prices in the UK have been on a generally upward trend in recent months, but at a more local level prices can be influenced by many different factors.

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Laying Down the Law: Landlord is withholding my deposit

My ex landlord has refused to refund my deposit on the grounds that there was a smell of dog urine in the back garden my lease covered. I left new blinds and carpets as I thought we would be there a long time. We stayed over six years and had permission to keep dogs I have been trying to get deposit back for nearly two years.

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Funding is a Major Hurdle for Entrepreneurs

New research by EY has revealed that 50% of British business owners see funding as the largest constraint on future growth, and many see the work involved in raising finance as a distraction from running their business.

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Laying Down the Law: Getting a divorce from an absent husband

MY husband and I have been separated for 6 years. I don’t know where he is. I now want a divorce. I tried at York as we were married in England but they would not deal with the application as I had no address for him. There are no property or financial issues to deal with. How can I proceed if at all?

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"I wanted to make you aware of the first class and professional service I received during the purchase of my new house, and sale of my flats. Elaine MacDonald, and her assistant, Tracey Matheson were fantastic to work with. I was kept up to date at all times..."
Stephanie, East Kilbride, November 2015