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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.
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.
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.
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.