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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.

Austin Lafferty last night hosted and presented prizes to a range of editors, journalists, photographers and even a cartoonist who had triumphed in the 37th Scottish Press Awards. the event was at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow and was a glittering occasion. 


A new study has revealed that it is better value for money to purchase a property in Glasgow rather than rent, with Scotland’s largest city being the best value for purchasing rather than renting.

Properties in Edinburgh are increasing at twice the speed of the national average according to the latest figures regarding the property market in Scotland.


I have finally got around to making my will, and want to make my close friend my executor, not any of my children. They are grown up but not practical (they all live abroad or away from Scotland). Is this legal, or can my eldest, who thinks he should be executor anyway although he lives in England, step in and take the friend’s place?

Separated parents are being urged by a national family charity to put a parenting plan in place to avoid disputes over child care and other issues this holiday period.


A number of property experts have called for an extensive review of the Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) after figures show that “stamp duty” could be down £30 million in its first year.


According to a recent study from Scotland’s Adoption Register, there are more than double the number of children on the adoption register than families offering to adopt.


Insurance companies and pressure groups have urged the Scottish Government to rethink their plan to wipe a number of driving offences off the record after a year.


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