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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.

John is a partner with Austin Lafferty Ltd and has been with the firm for over 10 years. He has experience in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, adoption and contact. John believes in amicable negotiation in all his cases. This would apply both in assisting clients in finding suitable arrangements for any children and also in cases where financial settlement is the main issue of concern. In addition, John assists in legal matters relating to the death of a family member or friend, advising on the various processes required depending on whether or not the deceased made a will. He also provides advice on all aspects of conveyancing from buying a house, remortgaging or selling a property.

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Britain’s Most Expensive Streets

Scotland’s most expensive street is currently to be found in St Andrews, according to new research by Bank of Scotland. The Scores, which is in very close proximity to the town’s Old Course golf course, now has an average house price of £2,179,000.

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Lenders Publish Latest UK Property Market Figures

The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that UK house prices in the three months to November were 6.0% higher than in the same three months of 2015, and 0.8% higher than in the preceding quarter of 2016.

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Help for Business Start-Ups in Europe

The European Commission has launched a new initiative that aims to give innovative entrepreneurs across Europe greater opportunities to thrive.

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Rise in Use of Prenuptial Agreements

A recent survey from the US has revealed a rise in the number of couples signing prenuptial agreements before getting married.

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Variation in Average Age of UK’s First-Time Buyers

The average age of a first-time buyer in the UK is now 30, according to new research from Halifax, but this masks a seven-year age gap among those coming on to the housing ladder.

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First Year of Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

A scheme to help protect people from the risk of domestic violence by allowing them to find out if a current partner has a history of violence has been in operation across Scotland for a year now.

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House Price Index Reveals Price Increase in Scotland

The average price of a property in Scotland in July 2016 was £143,711, according to the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI). This equates to an increase of 3.4% on the previous year and an increase of 1.3% compared to June this year.

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Named Person Orders Laid before Parliament

The Scottish Government has recently reaffirmed its commitment to its named person service, but confirmed that it would not commence the related provisions of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 on 31 August, pending changes to the Act following the UK Supreme Court judgment in July.

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