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.

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.

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

Francis Hanna & Co listed as specialists in international parental child abduction matters

Due to a wealth of experience in the area of international parental child abduction, Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors have been listed as specialist lawyers for Reunite International, a leading UK charity founded in 1987 to provide advice and support on issues surrounding the international movement of children.

Action Mesothelioma Day 2021

Friday 2nd July 2021 marks Action Mesothelioma Day, an event aimed at raising awareness about mesothelioma, a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos that most commonly affects the lining of the lung.
02/07/2021asbestos claims

Stamp duty holiday tailoring off

June 30th 2021 marks the beginning of the reduction of stamp duty thresholds to pre-pandemic levels. 

When one tweet can put you in the hot seat

In January 2020, Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Arlene Foster, initiated a claim for defamation of character after Dr. Christian Jessen posted a tweet on Twitter alleging the DUP leader was having an affair. The tweet was retweeted 517 times and liked by 3,500 users.
01/06/2021general news