Same Household Rule removed in Northern Ireland

A change has been introduced in relation to applying for Criminal Injuries Compensation.
20/04/2021personal injury

NI Parental alienation cases on the rise

An increasing number of cases involving allegations of parental alienation are coming before the Northern Ireland courts.

More must be done to ensure equality in divorce settlements


Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill passes NI Assembly Final Stage

On 18th January 2021,  the Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill passed its Final Stage in Northern Ireland Assembly.

New Year brings the introduction of Stalking Bill to NI Assembly

On 18th January 2021, Minister for Justice Naomi Long introduced legislative proposals for a Protection from Stalking Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly. The proposed Bill would create a specific criminal offence of stalking in Northern Ireland along with an offence of threatening and abusive behaviour that can be made out after a single incident.   

To survey or not to survey

The latest Quarterly House Price Index report from Ulster University indicates a resilient residential property market with an increase in demand after the initial lockdown period earlier in 2020. It would seem that pent up demand continues to be the dominant driver and that many people are taking advantage of the opportunities they now have to purchase and move home.


Many avid Tweeters may have noticed the trending hashtag and posts this week around Self-Care Week 2020.

Claire Edgar recognised as leading lawyer in Chambers and Partners

Francis Hanna & Co are proud to announce that our Claire Edgar has been recognised as a leader in her field in Family and Matrimonial Law in Chambers and Partners 2020.