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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

My dealings with Linda have been exemplary and hassle free despite the often complicated nature of the matters arising. I would have no hesitation and indeed have recommended to friends and family

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

High Court rules on Francis Hanna & Co Hague Convention case

The High Court in Belfast has recently handed down a decision in the Matter of K (a minor) a Hague Convention case in which Francis Hanna & Co acted on behalf of one of the parents.
15/10/2020family

Francis Hanna & Co set up legal clinic for survivors of abuse in Fermanagh

Dr. David Morrison, Practitioner Psychologist, has published an article in today’s Impartial Reporter urging victims of historical abuse to consider redress though civil courts and sharing Francis Hanna & Co’s new legal clinic to assist victims.
17/09/2020social justice

Unexpected 18th birthday windfall

A neat piece of future planning has started to deliver. From 1st September 2020, turning 18 has an additional cause for celebration.  From that date, 18-year-olds are entitled to encash a Trust Fund set up on their birth by the government.
15/09/2020general news

Francis Hanna & Co Successful in Significant Historical Abuse claim against the Trust

At Francis Hanna & Co, we have specialist solicitors dedicated to helping victims of child abuse pursue claims for compensation where the abuse has taken place in schools, care homes, the church or similar institutions. We have recently been successful in achieving a substantial settlement for a client who was a resident in the Kincora Boys home in the 1970s and who was subjected to significant physical, sexual and mental abuse during his time there.
10/09/2020social justice

NI contaminated blood victims welcome increase in payments

Victims in Northern Ireland of the contaminated blood scandal have welcomed an announcement that payments made to them are being uplifted in line with those made to victims in England.
02/09/2020social justice

Holiday headaches for employees and employers

Many of those who were hoping to travel abroad for a summer holiday had their hopes dashed at the weekend, as announcements were made that anyone returning from Spain would be required to spend two weeks in quarantine. 
05/08/2020employment

Government reveals intention to extend Bereavement Benefit to Cohabitees with Children

  We warmly welcome an announcement made by the Government in recent days that they intend to issue a Remedial Order to remove the incompatibilities from the legislation governing Widowed Parents Allowance and Bereavement Support Payment.
03/08/2020social justice

Court of Appeal confirms Universal Credit payment cycle for working claimants unlawful

We previously wrote about a challenge to Universal Credit taken in England, which has the potential to bring about an important change in the way that the benefit is paid to those in work.
23/07/2020social justice