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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.

As many as 58% of UK adults have not make a will, leaving their loved ones facing extra stress and complications at what will already be a difficult time, according to new research by


New Adoption and Fostering Group

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

The Scottish Government has recently announced the creation of a new organisation to help children and young people find adoptive and foster families.


Children could lose out under new proposals to change the rules of intestacy, the Law Society of Scotland has said today.


More Support for Kinship Carers

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

The Scottish Government is to provide £10.1 million to councils to raise kinship care allowances to the same level foster care families receive.


Glasgow City Council is to invest £20,000 in the Clyde Tunnel to protect the most vulnerable road users.


Christine Mullen is one of this firm’s longest-serving clients (we now just call her a friend for life) , whom we initially met with only a couple of days to go before a time-bar on her damages claim. We scurried around to beat that time-bar, and took a civil action against her employers (then Strathclyde Regional Council) for damages following her serious injury at work. She was a care assistant in a home for older persons and her days were spent lifting and manoeuvring old ladies to bed, toilet, wheelchairs etc. She and her colleagues worked away for hours, days and years on end, having had no training and no equipment to help them. They were the invisible sufferers of appalling labour conditions.


I am an older person and have a friend whom I visit. I was approaching her house and head the most terrible language, names, threats and shouting coming from her window. I could not believe it but it was her daughter using the most foul and aggressive language. I don’t want to get involved but I am concerned for the older lady’s safety – a neighbour said this happens regularly and has seen bruises on her.


The Department for Work and Pensions has recently published the results of research conducted into the barriers preventing long-term separated parents from putting a child maintenance arrangement in place.


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G46 6JD
Tel: 0141 621 2212
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213 Edinburgh House,
East Kilbride,
South Lanarkshire,
G74 1LJ
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