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PERSONAL INJURYPERSONAL INJURY

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

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCEMEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

Whenever we receive medical treatment, we expect and are entitled to receive a certain level of care. Unfortunately not everyone's experience of healthcare is problem free.

Clinical negligence claims · Birth related brain injury · De Puy ASR Hip Replacement Implants Recall

ASBESTOS CLAIMSASBESTOS CLAIMS

Since the early 1960s Francis Hanna & Co has been acting on behalf of victims of asbestos related diseases in Northern Ireland.

Asbestos claims · Mesothelioma claims
Pleural Plaques claims · Canadian and American cases · Australian cases
Asbestos related diseases · Mesothelioma · Asbestos occupations · Costs in proceeding with a claim

FAMILYFAMILY

Life is a journey that starts and ends with family. While every family is different, many face similar challenges that may require legal advice.

Child Contact Proceedings · Fathers Rights · Domestic Abuse
Parental Responsibility · Care Proceedings
International Child Abduction · Adoption

DIVORCEDIVORCE

The ending of a marriage can be one of the most difficult and stressful times in a person's life, bringing with it worries and fears about how life will change. Going through a divorce often involves navigating a long, complicated legal process.

Divorce · International Divorce
Matrimonial Agreements · Ancillary Relief · Maintenance

EMPLOYMENTEMPLOYMENT

We have been involved in major employment law developments since the introduction of protective legislation in the 1960s.

Employment Rights
Workplace Conflict Resolution
Commercial Agency Disputes

PROPERTYPROPERTY

Investing in property may be the biggest financial commitment you make in your life.

Private Tenancies
Commercial Property Matters

ELDER CLIENTSELDER CLIENTS

Advising older clients requires wide ranging skills. The prospect of living longer should be good news, but inevitably it gives rise to a number of concerns.

Mental Capacity
Enduring Power of Attorney
Living Wills & Advanced Directives

WILLS & ESTATESWILLS & ESTATES

Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives all run on from one another. Is this the best option? Who should make a Will?

Disputed Wills
Inheritance Provision Claims
Administration of Estates and Trusts

LEARNING DISABILITYLEARNING DISABILITY

If a member of your family has a learning disability planning for the future social and financial wellbeing of all concerned is particularly important. 

Discretionary Trusts
Disabled Persons Trusts
Statutory Wills

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

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.

Deaf Awareness Week 2021

Deaf Awareness Week 2021 runs from 4th - 9th May 2021 and aims not only to promote the positive aspects of living with deafness but to raise awareness of organisations that work to support those living with hearing loss and deafness within our communities.
05/05/2021personal injury

English Court of Appeal decision stresses need for understanding of Domestic Abuse within Judiciary

In March 2021, the Court of Appeal in England handed down judgement in four appeals dealing with how allegations of domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour should be addressed by the Family Courts.  
28/04/2021domestic abuse

Same Household Rule removed in Northern Ireland

A change has been introduced in relation to applying for Criminal Injuries Compensation.
20/04/2021personal injury

NI Parental alienation cases on the rise

An increasing number of cases involving allegations of parental alienation are coming before the Northern Ireland courts.
01/04/2021family

More must be done to ensure equality in divorce settlements

11/03/2021divorce

Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill passes NI Assembly Final Stage

On 18th January 2021,  the Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill passed its Final Stage in Northern Ireland Assembly.
08/02/2021family

New Year brings the introduction of Stalking Bill to NI Assembly

On 18th January 2021, Minister for Justice Naomi Long introduced legislative proposals for a Protection from Stalking Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly. The proposed Bill would create a specific criminal offence of stalking in Northern Ireland along with an offence of threatening and abusive behaviour that can be made out after a single incident.   
29/01/2021family

To survey or not to survey

The latest Quarterly House Price Index report from Ulster University indicates a resilient residential property market with an increase in demand after the initial lockdown period earlier in 2020. It would seem that pent up demand continues to be the dominant driver and that many people are taking advantage of the opportunities they now have to purchase and move home.
01/12/2020property