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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: How can we get our money back?

I OWN my flat in a block of six, and each of us is liable for a share of repairs. The property is not factored but we have a residents’ fund which five of us pay into. The other resident, who we have no way of contacting, does not pay and ignores even lawyers’ letters. This leaves us to shoulder their share with the other residents. How should we proceed to reclaim money we are owed? 

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FCA Consults on Widening Business Access to Financial Ombudsman

Following a review of the protections available to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as users of financial services, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing to give more SMEs access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (the Ombudsman) and has launched a consultation over these plans. 

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Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: How can we oversee our daughter's bank transactions?

I HAVE a daughter who has been awarded money for a trust – she is disabled and mentally incapacitated. We would like to invest the money to buy her a car for mobility, but she is over 21 and the bank will not let us deal with her bank accounts. 

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2017’s Biggest House Price Move Locations

New research from Halifax has revealed the towns and cities in the UK that experienced the biggest increases in house prices in 2017, and also the biggest price falls. 

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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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Austin Lafferty

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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