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Great Britain is in the number one spot for family breakdown across Western Europe for the second year running, Marriage Foundation has said.

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My aunt has suffered from dementia, and is in a nursing home. My uncle - her brother - has declared that he is next of kin. He stated that since he is the next oldest he is automatically next of kin and has taken control over my aunt's bank account. I think this is wrong as my aunt is still to some extent capable of speaking for herself and can state who she wants to take care of her. I do not know who my aunt's lawyer is or if she has appointed a power of attorney either. What can be done to protect her?

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I have worked for 10 years for a property firm, and the firm was sold to another company. I was told my contract would stay the same but changes have now been brought in - holiday entitlement has been cut, meal breaks cut in half, pay date changed and I am to work unpaid overtime. If I resign, can I claim constructive dismissal?

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Campaigners have praised Edinburgh City Council after they announced that they were on the verge of introducing a radical plan that will reduce 80% of the city centre’s roads to 20mph zones.

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Vulnerable children are finding adoptive families faster thanks to an improved system for matching prospective parents with youngsters from across Scotland.

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I was dismissed on ill health grounds. I am taking them to an employment tribunal and we are also seriously considering civil action. Our solicitor for the tribunal only does tribunals and does not become involved in civil cases. Can I have separate solicitors for related cases?

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Carers from across Britain are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the Adoption and Children Act, which gave Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) couples the same equal legal rights as heterosexual adopters.

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I am single and have no children. I have one brother and two nieces who are daughters of a deceased sister. Do I need to make a will?

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