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Scottish Law

I have finally got around to making my will, and want to make my close friend my executor, not any of my children. They are grown up but not practical (they all live abroad or away from Scotland). Is this legal, or can my eldest, who thinks he should be executor anyway although he lives in England, step in and take the friend’s place?

I am an older person and have a friend whom I visit. I was approaching her house and head the most terrible language, names, threats and shouting coming from her window. I could not believe it but it was her daughter using the most foul and aggressive language. I don’t want to get involved but I am concerned for the older lady’s safety – a neighbour said this happens regularly and has seen bruises on her.

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I was at work and some crates fell off a shelf on to me. I strained my back and it has steadily got worse, so I can now no longer lift stock in the factory. I don't want to make a fuss with a claim but I am really suffering.

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Austin Lafferty: Laying Down The Law

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I bought a shirt that was wrapped but when I got it home and took off all the pins and bits of cardboard, it is slim fitting shirt and too tight, even though it is the right collar size. After a bit of discussion the shop took it back but the lady said they didn’t need to and could have insisted I keep it.

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Austin Lafferty: Laying Down The Law

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My brother has just been made bankrupt and he is concerned that I won’t give him the share of our mother's estate dued to him under the will when mum dies. I have been reading some of the responsibilities I have as an executor and I have discovered that if I allow a bankrupt person to receive money from a will I would be liable for their debts.

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