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.
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.
Covid-19 International Workers Memorial Day
International Workers’ Memorial Day is celebrated this week to remember those who have lost their lives at work or from work-related injury and diseases.
Caring for ourselves and others in the coronavirus outbreak
In a recent speech that has already become iconic, Leo Varadkar has said: “In years to come, let them say that when things were at their worst, we were at our best.”
Francis Hanna & Company Coronavirus Contingency Planning
In response to the current situation, we wish to update our clients about what contingency measures our firm is currently taking. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and are following all Government guidance.
Parent takes DWP to court over Universal Credit childcare costs rule
It has been reported that a working lone parent in England is challenging the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) by way of Judicial Review on a Universal Credit policy which forces parents to make up front payments for childcare, before they can claim them back.
Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors sponsor Belfast man on his charity expedition to the South Pole
Francis Hanna & Co were delighted to sponsor Belfast man, Garrett Curran, on his exciting expedition to the South Pole. This trek of a lifetime was to raise money for the Cris Cancer Foundation to fund research into paediatric cancer, specifically into child brain tumours.
Laura Banks named Employee of the Year at the Belfast Business Awards 2019
Laura Banks Solicitor with Belfast law firm Francis Hanna & Co, has won the award for Employee of the Year in the Belfast Business Awards. The award was announced on Friday 10th May 2019 at a Gala event in the Titanic Building hosted by the Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce.
Francis Hanna & Co donate money raised for cancer charities in memory of Gerry Daly
Following the success of the charity golf day we held in memory of our late partner Gerry Daly, we raised over £13,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie.
New alliance forged with Ascent Performance Group
Francis Hanna and Co Solicitors today announced that it has forged a new partnership with Ascent Performance Group, the leading debt recovery law firm in the UK. This relationship secures the Belfast City Centre firm’s position as a leading Debt Recovery litigation practice in Northern Ireland.
Loss of airline from Belfast to Isle of Man may leave TT fans out of pocket
The Real Road Racing season is almost upon us and which inevitably means the return of the popular Isle of Man TT races which take place every May/June on the island.
Increase for immigration appeal fees
From the 10th October 2016, it will cost £800 to lodge an appeal to the First Tier Tribunal against an immigration decision if an oral hearing is requested. Prior to today the fee was £140.00. That reflects an increase of over 500%.
Brexit What next for EEA nationals living and working in NI
Who knows? There is a significant degree of uncertainty given the results of the referendum on the 23rd June and it will take some time before the government and individuals know specifically where we stand in relation to the rest of the EU. Whether you voted leave or remain there will be considerable repercussions for years to come, the full extent of which are currently unknown.
VW Emissions Compensation or no compensation
It is now widely known that the VW group has agreed to make compensatory payments to drivers in the USA whose cars have been fitted with the defeat device software designed to beat emissions tests, but what is the situation in the UK?
Belfast Business Awards
We are the only Northern Ireland law firm shortlisted for Customer Service Excellence in Professional Services in this year’s Belfast Business Awards.
Concerns raised UK VW customers treated unfairly
At Francis Hanna and Co, we are concerned that VW customers in the UK may be treated less favourably than those customers in the US who have been advised that they will receive compensation for losses which they have suffered as VW owners.
Paul Willis, Managing Director of the Volkswagen Group UK is due to attend before the Transport Select Committee for a second time today to answer questions on the technical fixes proposed by VW and whether any compensation will be offered to UK owners.
VW writing to customers about fix
Volkswagen have begun the process of writing to affected vehicle owners in relation to the ‘fix’ they propose to carry out to affected vehicles throughout 2016.
VW group willing to engage in discussions regarding compensation
Francis Hanna and Company is pursuing compensation for owners of affected vehicles in the wake of the VW scandal. Lawyers for the VW Group in the UK have now confirmed that once the technical solution to fix the affected vehicles has been developed, and information regarding any impact of the solution has been ascertained, they will engage with us in relation to potential compensation for affected owners.