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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.

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.


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.


A scheme to help protect victims of domestic abuse has now been rolled out across the whole of Scotland.


A consultation over possible changes to civil partnerships in Scotland has been launched by the Scottish Government.


The Court of Session has recently given its ruling in the Named Person judicial review appeal, in which it has upheld the Lord Ordinary’s decision that the legislation did not contravene ECHR rights or EU law.


Scotland’s Changing Population

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

A recent publication from National Records of Scotland (NRS) has given an interesting insight into Scottish demographic trends.


A new study by researchers at the University of Missouri’s College of Human Environmental Sciences has looked at the nature of relationships between former stepparents and stepchildren.


The latest civil justice statistics, published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, have revealed that the total number of civil law cases initiated in Scottish courts is at its lowest level for the past five years.


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