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Courts permission not required in agreed end-of-life decisions

  The Supreme Court has now ruled that there is no requirement for families or doctors of patients in a permanent vegetative state to seek permission from the Courts prior to withdrawing medical treatment.
30/07/2018elder clients

The Grounds for Divorce in NI

  Today, the Supreme Court refused to allow 60-year-old Tini Owens a divorce from her husband of 40 years despite Mrs Owens claiming her husband had behaved badly towards her and she was unhappy in the marriage.  

Karen Connolly provides legal articles for online publication Belfast Live

  Our Family Law Associate Karen Connolly regularly provides legal articles on topical issues relating to family law matters to the online media publication, Belfast Live.

Personal Independence Payments (PIP) failing to support NIs terminally ill

  Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the new benefit which replaces Disability Living Allowance, is designed to support those living with illness or disability.  However, recently the Belfast Telegraph reported that the benefit is failing to support the most deserving of claimants - those with a terminal illness.
25/06/2018social justice

Personal Independence Payments (PIP) - An Overview

  Personal Independence Payment is the new benefit which replaces Disability Living Allowance.  The benefit is designed to support those living with illness or disability.  We have provided a short summary of the benefit, its problems and how anyone affected by it might get advice.
20/06/2018social justice

Friday 15th June 2018 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day'

  The United Nations designated 15th June 2018 as ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’.  This is an occasion to recognise and highlight the issue of elder abuse in the world and for each country to vocalise its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted upon some members of our older generations.
15/06/2018elder clients

Divorce and Pension Entitlement

  When a marriage breaks down and spouses begin the task of trying to negotiate a financial settlement, many are often surprised to discover that one of the most valuable assets in their marriage, particularly if it is a long marriage, is their pension.

Meet the Young Solicitor Behind Belfast's First Supreme Court Case

  Laura Banks of Francis Hanna Solicitors, acts in a landmark case challenging ineligibility for bereavement benefits for cohabiting partners and their children. It is being heard on 30th April 2018 and will be the first case that the Supreme Court has ever heard in Belfast.
25/04/2018social justice