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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: Energy company has stopped posting my bills

I HAVE been a customer of the same power company for 20 years and now they no longer post me a bill. I am not on the internet. I have written but they never write back. I have also phoned many times without success. 

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Achieving the First Rung on the Property Ladder

The difficulties faced by first-time buyers in getting on the property market have been well documented, but new research has revealed that some young adults are now taking a less traditional route to achieve that important first rung on the ladder. 

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Report Reveals SMEs’ Finance Choices

The British Business Bank (BBB) recently published its 2018 Small Business Finance Markets report, which suggests that although the bank is still the predominant channel for small businesses in the UK, many are starting to diversify in their choice of finance

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Laying Down the Law: Do I have to pay Aliment directly to my ex-wife?

I HAVE a daughter who I pay Aliment for to my ex-wife. I would like to know how long I am duty bound to pay this money to her. My daughter is now 22 and about to graduate. I am not trying to shirk my responsibilities to the girl though we are estranged - I would much rather pay money directly to her own bank accounts than to my ex. 

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John Roberts

Government Launches Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Consultation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on first-time buyer relief from Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), which it previously announced in the draft Scottish Budget 2018/19. 

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Laying Down the Law: Can employers know of past conviction?

I GOT into trouble in 1982 and have a criminal record, albeit for one minor offence. Could that old case be dragged up, say if I am going for a job or joining a golf club? I am respectable and would not wish a tarnish on my name. 

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Austin Lafferty

Laying Down the Law: How do I go about making a will?

I WANT to make a will but do not have a clue where to start. I was thinking of buying a will pack from a shop or downloading something, but I am worried I might make a mistake that I can’t change after I pass away. 

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Impact of Child Maintenance Options Service

The Department for Work and Pensions has published the results of a survey conducted among separated parents who had made contact with its Child Maintenance Options Service. 

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