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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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Streamlining Adoption in Scotland

The Scottish Government has recently reported on the latest developments aimed at streamlining adoption in Scotland to cut down on the time children have to wait before finding a permanent home. 

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Laying Down the Law: How can I make sure my friend gets bequest?

I want to leave a precious (and expensive) item of porcelain to a friend who attends our church but am afraid my son will not tell her or sell the statuette and keep the money for himself. How can I make sure of the bequest?

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Laying Down the Law: Stolen car returned after insurance pay out. Can I get it back?

My car was stolen and I got a pay-out from the insurance company. The car has now been recovered. Can I get it back? I would pay back the insurance claim money to the insurer for it.

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Sales of Million Pound Homes

There has been a fall in Scotland in the number of sales of houses worth over one million pounds, according to Bank of Scotland. This is in contrast to the rest of Britain, where the number of sales of these properties actually increased.

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Laying Down the Law: Is sister entitled to share of father's estate?

My father 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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Shortage of Houses on the Market Pushes Up Prices

The UK has seen an increase in interest from prospective homebuyers for the second month in a row, according to RICS, with 10% more surveyors reporting a rise in demand from buyers during October than a fall.

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Laying Down the Law: What can elderly woman do to deal with "trouble" neighbours?

An elderly lady I know moved into a retirement block hoping for a quiet comfortable life. She then fell out with a neighbouring couple who phone her in an abusive way, with bad language and threats of “trouble”. Can she do anything to stop this?

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Laying Down the Law: I do most of the child rearing, but I fear my wife might contest custody

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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"I wanted to make you aware of the first class and professional service I received during the purchase of my new house, and sale of my flats. Elaine MacDonald, and her assistant, Tracey Matheson were fantastic to work with. I was kept up to date at all times..."
Stephanie, East Kilbride, November 2015