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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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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.

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The communication lines were excellent at all stages of the process and I felt my matter was given complete attention & consideration. I would highly recommend the services of this firm

How will lockdown impact upon contact with your child

Yesterday evening, the government announced more stringent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus Covid 19 within our communities.  These measures have effectively resulted in a lockdown, with the nation being told to stay at home and cease all non-essential travel. 

Social Distancing & Self Isolation not barriers to Protection from Domestic Abuse

The world is currently bowing under the pressure of a virus the like of which has never been seen in any of our lifetime – businesses are locking their doors, the elderly and vulnerable are hiding themselves away and it might feel like the whole world is going into lockdown, with help out of reach for many.

Caring for ourselves and others in the coronavirus outbreak

In a recent speech that has already become iconic, Leo Varadkar has said: “In years to come, let them say that when things were at their worst, we were at our best.”
19/03/2020general news

Francis Hanna & Company Coronavirus Contingency Planning

  In response to the current situation, we wish to update our clients about what contingency measures our firm is currently taking.  We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and are following all Government guidance.  
16/03/2020general news

Minister urged to take action on Bereavement Discrimination

The issue of bereavement benefits has been the subject of a parliamentary discussion at Stormont this week. 
11/03/2020social justice

Pressure mounts for law change 18 months from Supreme Court Judgement

An open letter to the Prime Minister has been signed by 18 organisations urging immediate law reform on the eligibility of cohabiting parents for bereavement benefits. 
09/03/2020social justice

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