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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 Roberts

Research Reveals Unrealistic House Buying Expectations

New research by Halifax has given an interesting insight into how knowledgeable the next generation of first time buyers are about the house buying process and how realistic they are about getting on the property ladder. 

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Laying Down the Law: Can I be sacked for long term sickness?

MY employer is making noises about sacking me due to long-term absence from work. I have been ill with a chronic back problem over nearly a year. But this is not my fault, surely the work cannot sack me for this? 

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Different Approaches to Encouraging Co-Parenting

When parents separate or divorce it is usually in the best interests of their children if the parents can agree to some form of co-parenting arrangement, where both parents continue to play an active role in their children’s lives. 

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Laying Down the Law: Can I withdraw my statement?

I HAVE been trying to withdraw a statement I made to the police against my partner. He has been charged with assaulting me. The police said I could not withdraw my statement. I wrote to the Procurator Fiscal but it was not mentioned at the interim hearing. I really don’t want this matter to continue and don’t want to give evidence at court. 

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John Roberts

Latest Housing Market Statistics Revealed

The average price of a property in Scotland in October 2017 was £143,544, the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI) has revealed. This is an increase of 2.8% on October in the previous year but a fall of 0.7% when compared to the previous month. 

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Laying Down the Law: Neighbours at war over land

MY neighbour removed the boundary hedge between our respective owned properties without my consent and then erected a panel fence which is at least half a foot into my ground. As a result, my proposed conservatory had to be reduced by a third of a metre wide. I have complained to the local authority and had meetings with them but nothing can be done? 

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Family Business Owners Worry About Succession

Many owners of family-run businesses are concerned about the future of their companies, new research has revealed.

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John Roberts

Marriage May Decrease the Risk of Dementia, Say Researchers

Many studies have been carried out to investigate the impact of marriage and divorce on health. 

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