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High Court Challenge welcomed amidst Surge in Domestic Violence

This Friday 3rd July, the High Court in Belfast will hear an emergency Judicial Review to determine whether the Court Service of Northern Ireland has acted lawfully by refusing to extend emergency Non-Molestation Orders put in place to protect victims of domestic abuse. It comes at a time when rates of domestic abuse have soared in Northern Ireland and charities have described “an explosion” of incidents in recent months.

Divorce Case Study - I am worried my husband has hidden assets, what can I do

A person leaving a marriage can feel anxious about the impact that the separation and divorce process will have on them and they may be worried about how it will be possible to disentangle themselves from the marriage both emotionally and financially.

Northern Ireland Property Market To Reopen On Monday

We welcome the news that the Northern Ireland Executive have announced that people can buy, sell and move home, as from 15 June 2020. 

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.

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.

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”.