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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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My dealings with Linda have been exemplary and hassle free despite the often complicated nature of the matters arising. I would have no hesitation and indeed have recommended to friends and family

I am incredibly impressed with the service you provide.  A massive thank you for your expertise and seemingly endless patience and for making a testing time a whole lot easier

The Family Law Department, who assisted me, has always shown not only a remarkable level of expertise in the field but also the empathy and professional wisdom that are essentials when assisting individuals experiencing personally difficult circumstances

Protecting the liberty of the elderly or incapacitated is at the heart of new legislation

The first provisions of the Mental Capacity Act (NI) 2016 rolled out in December 2019 are key human rights safeguards.  At a conference organised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland and chaired by one of our partners Linda Johnston, representatives from the legal, health and voluntary sectors met to consider the practical implications of the new statutory framework. 
17/02/2020elder clients

Linda Johnston chairs this years Law Society Elder Law Conference on Deprivation of Liberty

Linda Johnston was the Chair of this year’s Elder Law Conference organised by the Law Society of NI and convened on 6th February 2020.   
14/02/2020elder clients

Siobhan McLaughlins Supreme Court judgement to apply to new Bereavement Support Payment

The High Court in England has released a judgement today which reaffirms that to refuse bereavement benefits to children based on their parents' marital status is unlawful discrimination which is “manifestly unjustified”.
07/02/2020social justice

Parent takes DWP to court over Universal Credit childcare costs rule

It has been reported that a working lone parent in England is challenging the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) by way of Judicial Review on a Universal Credit policy which forces parents to make up front payments for childcare, before they can claim them back.
29/01/2020social justice

Maternity related medical negligence cases

A number of maternity related medical negligence stories have sadly made national news headlines in recent weeks.
21/01/2020personal injury

Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors sponsor Belfast man on his charity expedition to the South Pole

Francis Hanna & Co were delighted to sponsor Belfast man, Garrett Curran, on his exciting expedition to the South Pole. This trek of a lifetime was to raise money for the Cris Cancer Foundation to fund research into paediatric cancer, specifically into child brain tumours.
16/01/2020general news

A Simple Guide to Divorce Procedure in NI

Making the decision to end your marriage brings with it many worries and fears about how life will change upon divorce. The last thing that any person going through a divorce wants to worry about is having to navigate a long, complicated legal process to reach the end result.

Living Wills and Advance Directives

We are all familiar with heartrending stories of gravely ill people who want to be able to choose their time of going if their suffering becomes intolerable to them. 
07/01/2020wills & estates