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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: Will our divorce end my pension entitlement?

MY husband and I divorced a quite a few years ago but have remained on good terms. I have retained my married name. I know I am named beneficiary in ex-husband’s works pension. Would divorce disbar me from receipt of benefits if he died? Could only children have a claim? 

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Laying Down the Law: Should I contest guardianship?

THE local authority is taking financial guardianship for my mother in a care home with dementia. I cannot get power of attorney now, and am wondering if I should contest the council’s guardianship application. 

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UK M&A Activity

The Office for National Statistics has given a breakdown of mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies that took place in the fourth quarter (October to December) of 2017, and also over the whole of the year. 

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Laying Down the Law: Row over parking

WHEN I was having our mutual boundary with the next door neighbour checked, it turned out my garage is built about eight inches into their land. This has caused a problem. My neighbour has threatened to move my garage, but it has been in place for over 30 years. I have no practical alternative for parking as putting the car at the front of the driveway causes other problems. Can my neighbour force this issue?

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Property Sales Expected to Increase in Scotland

The latest UK Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that housing market activity in Scotland was generally flat in February, as a shortage of properties becoming available for sale continued to result in an increasing number of potential new buyers being thwarted. 

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John Roberts

Calls for Review of Adoption Laws

Recent research into adoption has led to calls for adoption laws across the UK to be reviewed to allow for greater contact between adopted children and their birth families. 

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Laying Down the Law: Flatpack units fell on me at work

I WAS at work and a pallet stacked with flatpack units fell off a shelf on to me. I strained my back and it has steadily got worse, so I can now no longer lift stock in the factory. I don't want to make a fuss with a claim but I am really suffering. 

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Property Index Reveals Latest Scottish Property Market Statistics

The latest UK House Price Index has revealed that house prices across the UK as a whole increased by an average of 5.2% in the year to December 2017. The annual growth rate has apparently slowed since mid-2016 but has remained broadly around 5% during 2017. 

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