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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.

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.

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Money Worries are a Major Cause of Relationship Stress

New research into the factors that have the biggest impact on couples’ relationships in the UK has found that money worries are the biggest cause of stress and strain.

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Laying Down the Law: Can my employer sack me after being off on long term sick?

My employer is making noises about sacking me due to long-term absence from work. I have been ill with a chronic back problem more than nearly a year. But this is not my fault, surely the work cannot sack me for this?

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Laying Down the Law: Can I withdraw my statement about partner?

I have been trying to withdraw a statement I made to the police against my partner. He has been charged with assaulting me. The police said I could not withdraw my statement. I wrote to the Procurator Fiscal but it was not mentioned at the interim hearing. I really don’t want this matter to continue and don’t want to give evidence at court.

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Laying Down the Law: What happens to debt when someone dies?

What happens to debt when someone dies? My mother recently passed away, and there was debt left, my dad now does not know if the debt dies with the deceased or not.

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Sharp Rise in Scottish Business Activity

Output levels from Scotland’s private sector companies in February increased at the fastest rate recorded in the last 19 months, according to the latest Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI®) from Bank of Scotland.

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Laying Down the Law: How do I get back my cash from power firm?

I am elderly and have had the same energy company supplying my flat for years. I have apparently built up a credit with them of £900. I got a refund of £179. Am I entitled to the remainder as it’s my money?

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Having an Affair is Unacceptable to Younger Generations

New research from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has found that young people in Britain are more likely than older generations to describe a married person having an affair as “never acceptable”.

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Laying Down the Law: Sacked and not even found guilty of court case

I applied for a job and gave truthful information in answer to the questions, including one about having no court convictions. The job was offered and I started, but was sacked when they found out I am awaiting trial on a minor breach of the peace case. I expect to be found not guilty. How can I lose the chance of a job like this?

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