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