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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.
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Laying Down the Law: Neighbour disputes over large gate. What do I do?

Our communal path leads to the neighbour’s back door, and they have erected a large gate with a bolt outside our door. We are really annoyed, and gave no permission for this obstacle. The neighbour says it is legal and for security purposes.

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Laying Down the Law: Garage fixed car without go ahead. What can I do?

Our car broke down and the garage picked it up. That’s all they were asked to do but they proceeded to repair it without our permission or advising us. We complained and their response was to offer to waive the tow charge. We contacted the Citizens Advice Bureau then Trading Standards, and the garage eventually came back and said it was our word against theirs. We have declared the car as SORN to save road tax, but don’t know where to go from here.

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Laying Down the Law: I'm being bullied by neighbours - what can I do?

I’m being bullied by neighbours when I’m at home alone. They are making up stories about me, then phoning the police who are quite willing to believe them and charging me. I have no witnesses to verify this. How can I make it stop apart from moving? How can I make the police believe me that my neighbours are wasting their time?

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Austin's sister installed as Solicitor-General for Scotland

Austin's sister installed as Solicitor-General for Scotland

Austin is not the only member of the Lafferty family in the legal profession. As well as his late father (also Austin) as solicitors, he has two sisters and a brother qualified lawyers, and his younger sister Alison (Di Rollo) was yesterday installed as Solicitor-General for Scotland, one of the Government's Law Officers,  second in command at the Crown Office. This is a  picture of Ali and the Lord Advocate James Wolffe, her colleague, also installed yesterday at Parliament House, Edinburgh at the same ceremony.

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Laying Down the Law: Is retired father committing pension fraud over benefits claims?

My retired father has £22,000 savings but is receiving full state benefits. I have told him there may be a limit to the money he is allowed and he may be committing fraud each time he cashes his pension. I can’t seem to get through that he should at least make enquiries about the position to stop him possibly digging a deeper hole.

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Enterprise Act Becomes Law

In a move that the Government says will benefit 5.4 million businesses across the UK, the Enterprise Bill has received Royal Assent and become the Enterprise Act.

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Laying Down The Law - I want to make my close friend my executor, not my children

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?

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Laying Down The Law - My aunt slipped on an untreated, icy pavement last winter

I am an older person and have a friend whom I visit. I was approaching her house and head the most terrible language, names, threats and shouting coming from her window. I could not believe it but it was her daughter using the most foul and aggressive language. I don’t want to get involved but I am concerned for the older lady’s safety – a neighbour said this happens regularly and has seen bruises on her.

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