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When a person suffers a personal injury as a result of an accident, however trivial, the effect on his or her daily life in the short and/or long term can be quite devastating.

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Excellent and very knowledgeable legal support and advice and a very professional service.

Martin Hanna was a rock for me at a time when I was lost in a storm.  I will be eternally grateful for the help and support that he gave me which kept me positive and strong throughout my darkness. I have a long way to go, but he guided me through a big part of my difficult journey.

Meet Laura Banks, NI's Erin Brockovich

A very familiar face spotted in the Belfast Telegraph! Laura Banks discusses all things Supreme Court, Widowed Parents Allowance and the story of Siobhan McLaughlin, who captured the hearts and minds of local people.
02/10/2019social justice

What next for employees of Thomas Cook

The devastating news of the closure of Thomas Cook has dominated the headlines this week and all of us feel deeply saddened for affected staff members and holiday makers alike, many of whom are still stranded with questions remaining about what, if any, redress could be available to them.

Calls for urgent legislation to prevent cliff edge for thousands of households across NI

A joint report on welfare from the Northern Ireland Home Affairs and Work and Pensions Committee has warned that tens of thousands of households in Northern Ireland could see their income drop by hundreds of pounds per month, unless urgent action is taken to extend the Social Security “mitigations package”.
17/09/2019social justice

Claire Edgar presents talk to Women's Aid

Our Divorce and Family Law Partner Claire Edgar attended with Women’s Aid ABCLN group in Ballymena to present a talk entitled ‘Mums and the Law – a synopsis of the ways the law can assist mothers on relationship breakdown’. 

Laura Banks delivers TedXStormont talk

Francis Hanna Solicitor Laura Banks was the first of 18 speakers to deliver a TED talk in Parliament Buildings, Stormont on 31st August. The theme of the event was “Imagine”. The speakers were invited to share their ideas and vision for a better society, in Northern Ireland and beyond.
05/09/2019social justice

Claire Edgar Guest Speaker at European Conference on Domestic Violence

Our Family and Divorce Law Partner Claire Edgar is traveling to Oslo to be a guest speaker at the European Conference on Domestic Violence which is taking place from 1st to 4th September 2019. 

Government has failed to act a year on from Siobhan McLaughlins Supreme Court victory

Last year, our client Siobhan McLaughlin successfully challenged the Government’s decision to refuse her children bereavement benefits on grounds of her marital status in a landmark Supreme Court case.
29/08/2019social justice

New Pensions Guidance

A recently published report provides Guidance for how Pensions should be treated in divorce.