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Legal Eagle: What happens when ex-partners move out of the area with your children?

Q: My ex-partner is threatening to move out of the area with my daughter to live with her new partner. I am worried I will lose contact with my daughter. Can I stop this from happening?

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Checking blood pressure. Picture: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Legal Eagle: Do you believe you suffered from medical negligence?

Q. Last year I visited my GP because I had a constant cough and felt very out of breath.

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TV presenter Anthony McPartlin, centre, outside The Court House in Wimbledon, London, after being fined �86,000 at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court after admitting driving while more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

Legal Eagle: Why Ant McPartlin was fined so heavily for drink-driving

I read that Ant McPartlin was recently fined £86,000 for drink-driving. This seems like an extraordinary amount of money. Is this level of fine normal?

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The law to protecting your home from an intruder.

Legal Eagle: How much force can you use to protect your home from burglars?

Q: I am totally confused. How much force is a person allowed to use to protect their own home from burglars or other intruders?

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How to appeal against a crown court verdict.

Legal Eagle: How to appeal against a guilty court verdict

Q: My daughter was recently found guilty following trial at the Crown Court, but my family do not agree with the outcome. We want her to appeal the conviction and sentence. What can we do?

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Legal Eagle: The grounds for a divorce needed to end a marriage

My husband and I have been married for three years. Over the past year our relationship has gone downhill due to my husband’s alcoholism which has resulted in heated arguments witnessed by our young children. I have ensured that the house is in my sole name, how do I get a divorce and does he have any financial right to the home where the children and I live?

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Legal Eagle: The grounds for a divorce needed to end a marriage

My husband and I have been married for three years. Over the past year our relationship has gone downhill due to my husband’s alcoholism which has resulted in heated arguments witnessed by our young children.

Family
An x-ray.

Legal Eagle: Was hospital negligent when it failed to diagnose my broken ankle?

Q. I hurt my ankle recently while playing football. I thought I had broken it but when I went to casualty I was told it was sprained and to rest for just a couple of days but still to walk on it when I could.

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Court.

Legal Eagle: The process of a Crown Court case

I have recently appeared at the Magistrates’ Court and my case has now gone up to the Crown Court. I intend to plead not guilty. What will happen at the Crown Court?

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Housing.

Legal Eagle: Home at risk? God a bad landlord? Homeless? When you can get Legal Aid to help with your housing woes

Legal Aid is still available for many types of housing cases. There has been some confusion about the types of housing matters that are still dealt with under legal aid and so below we have detailed the types of cases we can still assist people with, so long as they qualify financially.

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Domestic abuse. Picture posed by model.

Legal Eagle: Getting the right support in a domestic abuse case

Question: When my eight-year-old son was only a few months old, I separated from his father due to domestic abuse.

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Legal Eagle: The facts about ‘revenge porn’

On April 28, 2015, we published an article on our website explaining “revenge porn” had become a criminal offence from April 13, 2015. We have since published a number of articles including information on criminal prosecutions.

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A police station.

Legal Eagle: ‘My friend was in a fight and I witnessed it – should I get a solicitor?’

My friend was involved in a fight and I witnessed it. The police came and my details were taken and I told them that I was happy to be a witness.

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A damaged pavement.

Legal Eagle: Be aware of ‘contributory negligence’ when seeking compensation

I got injured when I tripped over on a defective pavement. I got hurt badly – my arm was broken in more than one place. The council accepted it was responsible to pay me compensation because it had not noticed that the pavement was defective and should have done and should have fixed the pavement. But the council wants to pay me only 75% of the full value of my case because of “contributory negligence”. I do not understand this, especially because my injuries were so bad.

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Our columnist fears that promises over cutting baby deaths have been made before.

Legal Eagle: Lessons must be learnt in maternity negligence

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the NHS in England must do better at learning from mistakes to cut the number of baby deaths and injuries in childbirth in the UK.

Health
Bikes in a city centre.

Legal Eagle: Should road traffic laws be amended to include cyclists?

Earlier this year Charlie Alliston was convicted of ‘causing bodily harm by wanton or furious driving’. He was on trial at the Old Bailey for manslaughter in relation to the incident on February 12, 2016, which led to the death of Kim Briggs.

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Bikes in a city centre.

Legal Eagle: Should road traffic laws be amended to include cyclists?

Earlier this year Charlie Alliston was convicted of ‘causing bodily harm by wanton or furious driving’. He was on trial at the Old Bailey for manslaughter in relation to the incident on February 12, 2016, which led to the death of Kim Briggs.

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Should Theresa May set up a commission to tackle inequality?

Legal eagle: Review of Mental Health Act

The Mental Health Act is the law which sets out when you can be admitted, detained and treated in hospital against your wishes.

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Divorce after foreign marriage.

Legal eagle: Divorce after foreign marriage

I married my spouse in our home country and we then moved to England to live permanently. Our relationship has now broken down and I want a divorce, do I have to start the divorce proceedings in my home country?

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Legal eagle: Government reviews Legal Aid

Legal eagle: Government reviews Legal Aid

I have read that the Government is carrying out a review of Legal Aid. What does this mean?

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