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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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Women Experience Financial Impact Following Divorce

Divorce can represent a significant roadblock to women achieving true financial security, according to a new study from the US.

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Improving the Health of Relationships in the UK

A coalition of relationship support charities has called on the future UK Government to do more to improve the health of relationships in the UK.

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Austin Lafferty Legal Tips: Help! My neighbour has built a terrible fence without asking me

My neighbour has just erected a terrible-looking fence on our back garden boundary – without asking me. We both are owners, and I can’t see anything in our title deeds about the right to build a fence or wall or whatever between us.

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Laying Down the Law: Sacked and not even found guilty of court case

I applied for a job and gave truthful information in answer to the questions, including one about having no court convictions. The job was offered and I started, but was sacked when they found out I am awaiting trial on a minor breach of the peace case. I expect to be found not guilty. How can I lose the chance of a job like this?

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Laying Down the Law: Help! I want to divorce my husband but I don't know where he is.

My husband and I have been separated for six years. I don’t know where he is. I now want a divorce. I tried at York as we were married in England but they would not deal with the application as I had no address for him. There are no property or financial issues to deal with. How can I proceed if at all?

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Laying Down the Law: Should I claim compensation after incident at work?

I was injured at work when a large steel plate was run accidentally into my back. I was off work but got back after about four months, though I still have disability and an ache. I was asked by the employer not to make a claim and they would pay my wages while off. They did so, but I now am being told by friends I should claim compensation.

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Rise in Use of Prenuptial Agreements

A recent survey from the US has revealed a rise in the number of couples signing prenuptial agreements before getting married.

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New Adoption and Fostering Group

The Scottish Government has recently announced the creation of a new organisation to help children and young people find adoptive and foster families.

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