In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and following government guidance, our offices are currently closed for the protection of our staff and clients.

However, we wish to assure you that all of our solicitors continue to work remotely and are available to provide advice and assistance in relation to both current cases as well as any new matters you may wish to discuss.

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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

Excellent and very knowledgeable legal support and advice and a very professional service.

The firm’s solicitors are exceptionally adept at quickly identifying the crux of an issue even in circumstances where the paperwork is mountainous

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

An Update on Reclaiming a Stamp Duty Surcharge

The government is preparing to relax the rules surrounding when you can apply to reclaim a stamp duty surcharge.
04/06/2020property

Covid-19 lockdown causes increase in Domestic Abuse but emergency Court protection still available

It is highlighted this week in newly released PSNI statistics that the number of domestic abuse crimes in the last year has been the highest figure recorded in Northern Ireland the last 15 years.   In total, the PSNI recorded 31,817 incidents between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, an increase of 15 per cent on last year’s figures.
21/05/2020family

NI Consultant Chest Physician Considers Pre and Post Covid-19

Dr Geoffrey Todd is a Consultant Chest Physician who has been providing expert Medicolegal reports for Francis Hanna & Company clients in chest disease cases for decades.
21/05/2020general news

Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in the US

It has been announced today that healthcare giant Johnson and Johnson will stop selling its Johnson’s Baby Powder in the US and Canada, amid a wave of litigation claiming that the talc-based product can cause cancer.
20/05/2020asbestos claims

Employment laws from the Board Room to the Spare Room

Earlier this week Twitter announced that it would allow some employees to work from home permanently, with their Head of Human Resources acknowledging that the company’s way of work would “probably never be the same again”.
15/05/2020employment

Divorce Case Study- I don't know what assets my spouse has

Unquestionably, the breakdown of a marriage can be a difficult and stressful time in a person’s life.     In this article, we will look at some of the concerns that people separating may have about how they approach and deal with the financial side of divorce. 
13/05/2020divorce

Conveyancing in the Coronavirus Crisis

The situation that we currently find ourselves in with the Covid-19 lockdown means most of us are spending more time at home with family. This can mean we finally have a chance to consider some of the more momentous decisions, such as asking ourselves if we are happy with where we live, and if not, can we move?
06/05/2020property

Bereavement Benefit Inequalities More Striking Now Than Ever

One of the most encouraging aspects of the Governments response to the pandemic has been how quickly measures have been put in place and laws have been passed in order to support people when they need it.
05/05/2020social justice