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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 Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: 'Unfair' divorce settlement

I GOT married 20 years ago and I am now facing divorce. I had my own flat worth £29,000 before I got married. I am now being told I cannot claim this amount back in any settlement. The house we have just now would be sold and split 50/50. This seems totally unfair. I have two boys from a previous relationship and feel they are entitled to some compensation or something.

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Austin Lafferty

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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Austin Lafferty

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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John Roberts

Report Reveals Scotland’s Demographic Profile

National Records of Scotland (NRS) has recently published ‘Scotland’s Population 2015 – the Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends’, which gives an interesting insight into population and relationship trends across Scotland.

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Austin Lafferty

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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Austin Lafferty

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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John Roberts

Value of Homes Rise by £21 a Day

The value of homes in Great Britain increased by £21.07 a day on average during the first six months of 2016, according to recently published figures.

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Austin Lafferty

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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