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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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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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Laying Down the Law: What are my claims on my father-in-law's estate?

MY husband died seven years ago and his father has now died. Do I and my son have a claim on my father-in-law’s estate? 

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Laying Down the Law: How do I make sure my gift is given after my death?

I WANT to leave a precious ( and expensive) platinum bracelet to a friend who attends our church but am afraid my children will not tell her or sell the bracelet and keep the money for themselves. How can I make sure of the bequest?

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Laying Down the Law: Can I 'refund' an insurance pay-out?

MY car was stolen and I got a payout from the insurance company. The car has now been recovered. Can I get it back? I would pay back the insurance claim money to the insurer for it.

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Couples Advised to Pay More Attention to ‘Emotional Clues’

Marriages have a greater chance of success when spouses are able to identify when their partner is feeling sad or down, new research has found. 

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