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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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Sisters not getting a penny from dad's estate - is it legal?

My Dad passed away, and among other things, my brother who dealt with the funeral and the insurance and money is saying that two of our sisters are not getting a penny of the estate. Is this legal?

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Am I entitled to my ex's pension?

My husband and I divorced quite a few years ago but have remained on good terms, I have retained my married name. I know I am named beneficiary in my ex-husband’s works pension. Would divorce disbar me from receipt of benefits if he died? Could only children have a claim?

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How do I separate from my husband?

MY husband and I are not getting on well, and I am wondering about separation. He has to take medication to stay well, and I am worried about the welfare of my children. I work and do most of the child rearing, but I fear my husband might contest custody of the children on the basis he is not working, and would seek maintenance from me.

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£73k price premium demanded by homes near top Scottish schools

Parents seeking to live in the catchment area of a top performing state secondary school in Scotland are required to pay an average of £72,973 more, according to new research from the Bank of Scotland.

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Austin Lafferty answers all your legal questions

THE local authority is taking financial guardianship for my mother in a care home with dementia. I cannot get power of attorney now, and am wondering if I should contest the council’s guardianship application.

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Austin Lafferty - the law man's top advice

Some time ago the top flat caused a major leak of water that affected my flat – electrics out for days, walls damaged, and other personal losses, as well as upset and inconvenience. We have been negotiating with loss adjusters but feel we’re getting nowhere. Can you suggest anything?

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New Consultation on Civil Partnerships in Scotland

A consultation is being held in Scotland, seeking a response from the public on the future of civil partnerships within the country. This follows on from the UK Supreme Court’s recent decision that the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (“the 2004 Act”) is not compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR); it does not permit opposite-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership like same-sex couples.

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Scottish property price growth tops the whole of UK

Two recent studies of Scotland’s property market showed that while the UK is seeing a drop in property prices, there is positive sales activity within Scotland. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reported that 36 per cent more chartered surveyors told of a sales increase across Scotland, with the overall market portraying a "sturdy picture".

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