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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.

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

Laura Banks is guest speaker at Widowed and Young Annual Conference

Francis Hanna Solicitor, Laura Banks, together with client, Siobhan McLaughlin, were invited to speak at Widowed and Young Annual Conference and AGM in Southampton on 9th March.
13/03/2019social justice

Unlimited holidays for employees - Answers on a post card

Unlimited holiday allowance for employees has become a badge of honour amongst companies in Silicon Valley in recent years, with businesses such as Netflix and Virgin first establishing this novel concept. It has been associated with industries like tech and advertising, however recent times have seen a small but steady increase in UK based employers choosing to add this “perk” in order to attract new talent and reward loyal employees, even in more mainstream businesses.

Siobhan McLaughlin case discussed at Westminster, Government again pressed for update

  Almost 6 months since our client Siobhan McLaughlin’s landmark judgement on entitlement to bereavement benefits for children of cohabiting parents, the case has for the second time been discussed at the House of Commons.
13/02/2019social justice

Universal Credit income assessments declared unlawful by GB High Court

  Last week, four working lone mothers won a test case brought before the High Court in England and Wales successfully challenging the way the Government assessed and paid their benefits.
24/01/2019social justice

Claire Edgar article featured in the latest issue of The Parchment

Our Family Law Partner Claire Edgar has been featured in the Autumn 2018 issue of The Parchment with an article discussing how UK pensions are treated in Irish family law proceedings.

Francis Hanna & Co donate money raised for cancer charities in memory of Gerry Daly

  Following the success of the charity golf day we held in memory of our late partner Gerry Daly, we raised over £13,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie.
09/11/2018general news

The gig economy - slaves to convenience or old fashioned exploitation

  Belfast today is thriving. It has hard to drive through the city centre on any day of the week without seeing a cyclist on their way to deliver food and courier vans are never far away, delivering packages from all over the world to the doorsteps every day.

This Sunday 7th October 2018 marks the UKs National Grandparents Day

  The bond between a grandparent and their grandchild is often regarded as one of the most precious relationships in life. Grandparents are free of the stresses of parenting and can simply enjoy a fun and loving relationship with their grandchild.