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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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Figures Reveal Rise in Corporate Insolvencies

The latest figures from Scotland’s Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) reveal a slight rise in the number of Scottish businesses becoming insolvent or entering receivership during the first quarter of 2016/17.

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Laying Down the Law: How do I select a good solicitor for health dismissal case?

I was dismissed on ill health grounds. I am taking them to an employment tribunal and we are also seriously considering civil action. Our solicitor for the tribunal only does tribunals and does not become involved in civil cases. Can I have separate solicitors for related cases?

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Laying Down the Law: How do I tackle issue with terrible-looking fence on our back garden boundary?

My neighbour has just erected a terrible-looking fence on our back garden boundary – without asking me. We are both owners, and I can’t see anything in our title deeds about the right to build a fence or wall or whatever between us.

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First-Time Buyer Market Remains Strong

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers totalled £5.5 billion in June this year on an unadjusted basis, which is a 28% increase over May and 25% higher than June last year. In total, 34,300 loans were made, up 24% month-on-month and 17% year-on-year.

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Laying Down the Law: Sister claiming late mother's estate - where do I stand?

Our mother died and our stepfather got all her possessions. He has now passed away and our older sister has claimed everything. We were wondering if we were entitled to anything of our mother’s estate. When she died she never left a will as far as we know.

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Laying Down the Law: Who pays for damage if upper flat resident has flood?

If a resident in an upper flat damages the flat below owned and occupied, who pays for the damage? We had a leak of water from the flat above us and we have tried to get the owners there to pay us for our redecoration but they have told us just to go to our insurance.

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Housing Market to Slow Down but not Plummet Following Brexit

Despite the uncertainty caused by the Brexit decision, house prices still look likely to increase by 5.7% on average during 2016, according to the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr).

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Women More Likely to Blame Spouse for Divorce

A recent study from America has found that when it comes to failing marriages, women are more likely to blame their spouse than men, but are also more likely to move on without regrets.

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