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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.

Road Traffic Accidents · Fatal Accident · Brain injury · Spinal injury · Industrial Deafness · Occupational Asthma · Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome · Victims of Abuse · Personal Injury Trusts

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

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.

In a world where approximation is sadly the norm, the accuracy and mindfulness for details of Ms Claire Edgar have had an enormous impact on my life, and of that I will always be indebted.

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

Linda Johnston is Key Note Speaker at the Law Society NIs Elder Law Conference

Linda Johnston was a key note speaker at the Elder Law Conference organised by the Law Society of NI in association with Age NI and Step NI.
17/04/2018elder clients

Linda Johnston assists in development of Law Society NIs Elder Client Working Group

Our Elder Client Partner, Linda Johnston, has recently played a key role in the establishment of an Elder Client Working Group of Solicitors within the Law Society of NI.
17/04/2018elder clients