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Scottish Law

Reality starts to sink in for Austin as the marathon is less than a month away!

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I STAY in a council house and have had problems with rain water coming in through the roof or roughcasting (where it comes from is debatable).

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Austin looks forward to rolling back the miles - if not the years, as he suffers for his cause.

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MY neighbour refuses to trim his massive branches that hang over my side of the fence. They are causing all sorts of problems - including leaves blocking gutters and us having to clean our monoblocking five times a year.

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Healthy eating occupies Austin this week, as his training suffers a setback.

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I bought a display cabinet from a furniture retailer. It was flat-pack and was to be assembled at my house by a joiner. When he opened up the packaging, we discovered that as well as a handle and two hinges missing, the drawer fronts are cream while the carcass is brown as I wanted. Numerous calls and visits later we are no further forward. What can we do?

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In this week's Marathon diary, Austin laments the amount of 'faffing' around required to go for a run but finds joy in the technology available to today's runner: running shoes, portable radios and, of course, the internet.

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I live just off a road where each of our houses has a parking bay. They are currently installing parking meters nearby and my worry is that cars will come into our estate and park. The factor erected a sign at the entrance of our estate saying private parking only. What can we do with any illegal parked vehicles who want to avoid the meters?

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In this week's installment of Austin's Evening Times fitness blog, he discusses the mental component of fitness and exercise. Waiving the wine in favour of tying the trainers is, according to Austin, an exercise of the mind as well as the body.

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My sister had power of attorney, and I was not involved in dealing with my mother's finances. I am now neither consulted nor advised on what is happening with the estate - I have not seen a copy of her will. How can I be sure everything is being done properly?

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I BOUGHT a crossword solver for £25 three months ago. The LCD panel stopped working, so I contacted the manufacturers. They claim the LCD is not covered by the warranty. How can this be, as it is the main part necessary for its use?

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Austin hopes his success at losing weight while pounding the pavements is an inspiration to his fellow deskbound Glasgwegians.

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IN April 2012 I fell while crossing the road when a pothole at the kerb got me. I was injured - ankle, knee, hip and wrist very sore with scrapes and scratches, and though I healed up, I still get pain in my hip going into my back. I wrote to the council and sent photos, but they said the state of the road was fine. It has not been fixed and is still a hazard. Where do I go from here?

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Austin's training for the belfast marathon is in full swing and he has taken to the bike to add a new dimension to his preparation. Read more here

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Austin writes in the Law Society of Scotland Journal about TV cameras in court, iterating his view that fears over filming trials are misplaced in today's "television age".

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Eventually I was referred to a specialist and now have a prescription that actually does something for me. Do I have a claim against my doctor for failing to get a consultant in straight away or prescribing me the wrong medicine?

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Austin has dusted off the running shoes and begun training for the Belfast Marathon in May. In this month's installment of his Evening Times blog Austin recounts former sporting glories, discusses the importance of a healthy active lifestyle and talks a little about why you don't need to be superfit to run a Marathon.

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MY FATHER died and left me out of his will. He left everything to his second wife, leaving both me and my sister absent from the will. Can we contest it, as we are sure he was unfairly influenced by this gold-digger?

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Can I take friend to court over a Poker debt? Most have paid up but one friend owes me £150 and keeps giving excuses and putting me off. Can I take him to the small claims court?

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Austin finished his term as President last year but continues to assist the Law Society of Scotland in various roles. Here he is chairing the committee that will oversee the provision of free legal assistance to athletes and officials at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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