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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.