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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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Laying Down the Law: My brother says sisters can inherit after mum died. Is this legal?

My mum 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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Scotland’s Most Expensive Property Locations

Edinburgh is Scotland’s most expensive property location on a per square metre basis at £2,492 compared to the Scottish average of £1,529, new research from Bank of Scotland has revealed.

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Laying Down the Law: I am divorced but can I claim my husband's pension when he dies?

My husband and I divorced a quite a few years ago but have remained on good terms, I have retained my married name. I know I am named beneficiary in 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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Austin Lafferty to Open New Office

Austin Lafferty Solicitors is excited to announce that it will shortly be opening a new office in East Renfrewshire.

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Laying Down the Law: I want to separate from my wife - what about my kids?

My wife and I are not getting on well, and I am wondering about separation. She 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 wife might contest custody of the children on the basis she is not working, and would seek maintenance from me.

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Laying Down the Law: What are my rights for finishing on time?

I am supposed to knock off at 9.30pm but by the time I lock up it can take up to an extra 15 minutes. I have for years complained but nothing happens. My boss has offered to pay an extra 30 minutes overtime but it’s not the money - I just would like to finish on time. Now my line manager has said this is what is expects of me as part of my job but as I said my contract does not specify that I am expected to do this. I would just like to finish when I am supposed to according to my contracted hours. Am I within my rights to do this?

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Help to Buy Scheme Helps Thousands Become Home Owners

The Scottish Government’s Help to Buy shared equity scheme has helped more than ten thousand households purchase a new home.

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Small Rise in Number of Marriages in Scotland

The latest figures from National Records of Scotland have given an insight into the numbers of births, deaths and marriages taking place in Scotland during the first quarter of 2017.

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