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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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Housing Activity Slows Slightly in December

There was a slight fall in the number of house sales in the UK in December 2016, according to the latest UK Residential Market Survey by RICS.

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Laying Down the Law: Who inherits dad's estate after my sister died?

My father has left his estate in his will to my sister and me. My sister has passed away and someone has said to me that her share will go to her kids when my father dies and not to me as surviving child. What is the legal position?

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Laying Down the Law: How do I get a bank account after debt written off?

My son’s wife took out a bank loan but they split up and she lost her job and didn't pay back the loan. She has now straightened herself out, they are back together and she has a job but the problem is she needs a bank account for her wages to be paid into. She has been told that after seven years the debt is written off.

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Figures Give Insight into M&A Activity

The Office for National Statistics has published figures relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK companies that took place between July and September 2016.

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Laying Down the Law: Can grandchildren dispute grandfather's will under a legal entitlement?

My father died and our sister died in 1997 and was survived by one daughter. His will left everything to me and my brother and £1000 to three grandchildren. The solicitor said that as my sister had predeceased, her daughter was entitled to one sixth of moveable estate - £5000. We questioned this as my father was adamant this granddaughter only receive £1000.

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Laying Down the Law: If I get married would husband be entitled to half my house if we ever got divorced?

I have owned my own house for six years, and my partner was living in rented accommodation until six months ago, he now lives with me. If we got married would he be entitled to half my house if we ever got divorced?

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National Park Living Comes at a Cost

House buyers wishing to live in one of the UK’s National Parks will need to pay higher than average prices to secure such a location, new research has revealed.

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Laying Down the Law: Should I claim compensation after incident at work?

I was injured at work when a large steel plate was run accidentally into my back. I was off work but got back after about four months, though I still have disability and an ache. I was asked by the employer not to make a claim and they would pay my wages while off. They did so, but I now am being told by friends I should claim compensation.

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