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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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Care for fostered children “too risk averse

The culture within the care system has become too risk averse and is preventing foster carers from helping children in their care to have a full experience of family life, according to the Fostering Network.

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Fostered children in Scotland denied proper childhood

The failure to allow foster carers in Scotland to make day-to-day decisions for the children in their care is denying these children a full and proper experience of childhood, the Fostering Network has warned.

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Charity welcomes High Court ruling on gay adoption

Adoption UK has welcomed a recent ruling from the High Court, which has declared it was unlawful to prevent unmarried couples from adopting in Northern Ireland.

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Relationship experts reveal the main reasons for divorce

A survey of counseling professionals from YourTango.com has offered some insights into why marriages fail. It found that the leading cause of divorce was communication problems, followed by sexual infidelity and "not spending enough time together/not mutually prioritising the marriage."

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National parenting strategy launched

The launch of Scotland’s first national parenting strategy will mean that parents will benefit from easier and better access to information and support, claims the Scottish Government.

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Commissioner's response to Children and Young People Bill consultation

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People has published his response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the proposed Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

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Communication a common cause of divorce for women

A recent study from Portugal has found that men and women choose to separate or get divorced for different reasons, reports the Portugal News.

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Marital status of Scotland's population

Scotland's Chief Statistician has recently published the results of a survey into the composition of households across Scotland.

As part of the survey, just under 13,000 adults were selected to take part in a 'random adult' interview. Around 52% of these adults were female and 48% were male. Those aged 16-24 represented 15% of adults. Those aged 45 to 59 made up a quarter (25%) of all adults, while those 75 or over represented just under one-tenth (9%) of adults.

Of these random adults, the survey found that:

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