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John Roberts

John Roberts

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.

Commercial property in Scotland has seen a significant increase in demand in the first quarter of 2016, with technology companies coming to Edinburgh and others investing in shopping in Aberdeen. However, it is Glasgow that is leading the way according to recent a study.


A new study has found that the vast majority of Wills in the UK favour grandchildren with most people keen to give an inheritance to grandchildren.

While the housing market in Scotland has seen an overall increase concerning property demand and value, there has also been an increase in demand for commuter town properties with more people wanting to swap the city for the suburbs.


A group of landlord and property organisations have warned that a proposed charge regarding buy-to-let properties and second homes could deter investors and disadvantage first-time buyers.


Divorce experts have warned couples going through a divorce about the dangers of social media and about divulging information about their relationships and breakups.

The Christmas and New Year periods can be extremely stressful for a couple, potentially bringing any relationship problems into sharp focus. This is one of the reasons the first working day in January, dubbed ‘D-Day’ by the media, is traditionally the busiest day for divorce lawyers – one of the UK’s best known family lawyers, Marilyn Stowe, has reported a 50% divorce enquiry surge in the days following Christmas.


Scottish Property Sees Strong Sales Rise

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According to recent findings sales of residential property rose by 6.5% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in the previous year.


Couples who say “thank you” to each other regularly are more like to have a happy marriage, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.


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