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Scottish Law

My elderly mother has £20,000 savings but is receiving full state benefits. I have told her there may be a limit to the money she is allowed and he may be committing fraud each time she cashes her pension. I can't seem to get through that she should at least make inquiries about the position to stop her possibly digging a deeper hole.

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I was a bus passenger and was thrown from my seat when the driver swerved. He said a child had nearly run off the pavement into his path and he had no choice. Thankfully there was no-one knocked down, but I banged my head on the seat across the aisle when I was swung off my own seat. I have tried to make a claim but the bus company's insurance says it was not his fault.

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Laying Down the Law - Our row over will

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WHEN I went to collect my new car I noticed it had 100 miles on clock but the dealer maintained that was delivery mileage.

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My son got burned by chemicals at work. There has been an investigation but his employers have not disclosed what caused the injuries. Thankfully he is not permanently scarred, but I feel that he should get compensation.

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If a tenant in an upper flat damages the flat below, owner-occupied, who pays for the damage?

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My wife left me five years ago and I don't know where she lives. I want a divorce, but don't know what to do if I can't get hold of her to come to court.

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I bought a car a month ago. The left rear indicator was not operating. I spoke to the salesman then and he assured me it would be fixed. While driving soon after another problem arose. I phoned the next day and they asked me to bring the car in. I got advice from a mechanic I know and he told me that there was an engine leak problem and that is why a light kept coming on. I asked the dealer to fix it for me when doing the other repair. When I took the car in he said I would need to pay for parts and labour.

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I purchased PVC windows in 2009. One of the panes misted up, then the patio door wouldn't lock. The company said that because my windows were not fitted by them, they couldn't provide a guarantee. I took my receipt and contract to them, which says I have a 10-year guarantee, with no reference to windows having to be fitted by them, but they wouldn't accept this.

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