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John is a partner with Austin Lafferty Ltd and has been with the firm for over 15 years. He has experience in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, adoption and contact. John believes in amicable negotiation in all his cases. This would apply both in assisting clients in finding suitable arrangements for any children and also i...n cases where financial settlement is the main issue of concern. He also provides advice on all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing and acts for many large local businesses. In addition, John has a range of high profile clients in both the sports and film industries. More
John Roberts

Humanist marriages are less likely to end in divorce, according to new Scottish statistics

New figures show that Scottish couples who get married in a non-religious ceremony have a greater chance of staying together than those who marry in a Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic or civil ceremony.

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Many Miscalculate the Upfront Costs of Buying First Home

Yorkshire Building Society has recently published research which indicates that many first time buyers are planning inaccurately for the costs of buying their first home, and urges first-time buyers to think and budget carefully to improve their chances of becoming homeowners.

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Scottish Second Steppers are More Financially Independent

Homeowners in Scotland are apparently less reliant on their parents for financial assistance in moving up to the second rung of the property ladder than in the rest of the UK, new research has revealed. 

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Landlords Reveal Plans to Sell Properties

Plans by landlords to sell their properties could lead to a sharp increase in the number of homes suitable for first-time buyers coming onto the market. 

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Housing Market Remains Relatively Subdued

The average house price in the UK stood at £224,439 over the three months May, according to the latest House Price Index from Halifax. This is 1.9% higher than in the same period last year. On a monthly basis, prices rose by 1.5% in May, which has partially reversed the 3.1% monthly decline experienced in April. 

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Improving Access to Finance for Small Businesses

The European Commission has been looking into ways of improving access to finance for smaller businesses and has recently published details of proposed new rules aimed at giving better access to financing through public markets. 

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Increase in Sales of Million Pound Homes

The property market, and particularly property sales, has remained relatively subdued over the past twelve months, one sector of the market that has seen an increase in activity is sales of high-end properties. 

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Couples Advised to Pay More Attention to ‘Emotional Clues’

Marriages have a greater chance of success when spouses are able to identify when their partner is feeling sad or down, new research has found. 

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