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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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Court of Justice Gives Ruling on Rights of Access

The Court of Justice of the European Union has given its judgment in a case involving ‘rights of access’ to children

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Laying Down the Law: Why was I charged with theft when I found a mobile phone?

MY partner and I have joint accounts. In the event of either of our deaths, does half the account go into the estate of that deceased to be divided between the surviving partner and children? We have made wills. 

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Laying Down the Law: Why should I have to prove I live alone?

I AM a widower over 60. I live alone and have the single persons rebate on council tax. I received a letter from the council saying it has come to their notice I have another adult living at my address and this rebate could be cancelled. 

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Improving Access to Finance for Small Businesses

The European Commission has been looking into ways of improving access to finance for smaller businesses and has recently published details of proposed new rules aimed at giving better access to financing through public markets. 

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Remortgages in Scotland Reach Seven Year High

The number of remortgages taken out by homeowners in Scotland reached 8,700 in the first quarter of this year, which is a 6.1% increase over the same period last year, new figures from UK Finance have revealed. The £1.07bn of remortgaging in the first quarter was 9.2% more year-on-year. 

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Laying Down the Law: Will I get back the money I found if no one claims it?

I FOUND a £20 banknote on the floor of local shop. I handed it in but can’t imagine anyone would be able to claim it. Will I ever get a chance of receiving it? 

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Increase in Sales of Million Pound Homes

The property market, and particularly property sales, has remained relatively subdued over the past twelve months, one sector of the market that has seen an increase in activity is sales of high-end properties. 

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Law Commissions Begin Review of Surrogacy Law

A joint review of British surrogacy law is now underway to ensure the legislation remains fit for purpose. 

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