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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

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.

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.

Your composure, professionalism, focus and diligence in caring for my case is uplifting

Karen Connolly joins Womens Aid Steering Group for victims of domestic abuse

Our Family Law Partner Karen Connolly has welcomed the opportunity to become involved in a Steering Group for Women’s Aid ABCLN ‘Older But No Safer’ Project.
23/11/2021family

Claire Edgar presents talk at Domestic Abuse Conference 2021

On 3rd November 2021, our Family Law Partner Claire Edgar was invited to present a talk at this year’s Domestic Abuse Conference.
04/11/2021family

Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers

Thursday 30th September see the level at which stamp duty become payable revert to its pre-pandemic levels.
30/09/2021property

Private Client Partner Linda Johnston announces retirement

After 38 years in legal practice, our Private Client Partner Linda Johnston has announced her retirement. 
29/09/2021elder clients

Calls for changes to Child Compensation claims in NI

Today marks the final day of the consultation process on mandatory Court approval of children’s compensation claims in Northern Ireland.     
24/09/2021personal injury

Claire Edgar provides training on domestic abuse to newly appointed ASSIST NI Advocates

On 27th August 2021, our Family Law Partner, Claire Edgar presented at a training panel event to welcome newly appointed Advocates for ASSIST NI.
14/09/2021family

Claire Edgar discusses Parental Alienation at Safeguarding Board Event

On 28th July 2021, our Family Law Partner, Claire Edgar, presented at a workshop event organised by the Safeguarding Board of Northern Ireland. The event entitled 'Refusing Contact/Parental Alienation' explored issues around domestic abuse and parental alienation.
04/08/2021family

Cohabiting couples to benefit from changes to bereavement benefit rules

On 15th July 2021, the Department for Work and Pensions announced that they plan to extend bereavement support to cohabiting couples with children. 
30/07/2021social justice