Birth Defects

  The birth of a child is highly emotive for the entire family.  Sometimes injury occurs during childbirth to the child, the mother or both.  The effect of such an injury can be life changing and can have long term physical, emotional, and often financial implications.  Our partners and solicitors have extensive experience in these very sensitive cases ranging from negligence which occurred to either the mother or child during birth and also during aftercare.
10/10/2017medical negligence

Universal credit has arrived in Northern Ireland

  The introduction of Universal Credit on 27th September 2017 has brought about the beginning of a major change in how benefits are paid in Northern Ireland.
28/09/2017social security law

Medical care - your rights and who decides

  Our Family Law Partner Claire Edgar is a featured columnist for NI4Kids.

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.
29/06/2017general news

Baby Charlie Gards parents lose Supreme Court appeal for US medical treatment

  The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal made by the parents of sick baby Charlie Gard, over plans to take him to the US for experimental medical treatment.

Blind woman wins landmark NI Court challenge over kerb height

  A recent ruling before NI’s High Court highlights how the legal actions of an individual can help both effect change and highlight the need for equality in our society. 
19/05/2017personal injury

A Guide to Management Companies

  If you have bought a property such as an apartment or a house within a new development, there are likely to be common areas for you and other home owners to enjoy. 

Other explanation for alleged Shaken Baby Syndrome highlighted in recent England case

  A recent case in England has highlighted the importance of fully and thoroughly investigating cases of suspected Shaken Baby Syndrome.

International Asbestos-Related Disease Claims

  Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors is one of the leading NI law firms dealing with specialist asbestos-related disease claims.   Since the early 1960s, we have been acting on behalf of victims of asbestos-related diseases and have prosecuted claims on behalf of individuals who have been exposed to asbestos in the building and shipping industries, in the power stations and in a large number of factories and work premises throughout Northern Ireland.
04/05/2017asbestos claims

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.
14/03/2017general news

Wife refused divorce as unreasonable behaviour claimed is expected in a marriage

  The wife of a multimillionaire farmer has asked the Court of Appeal to overturn the decision made by a lower Court to refuse her a divorce after the Judge hearing her divorce ruled that her husband's behaviour was to be "expected in a marriage".

Police Officers bring Civil Claims against Robbery Victim

  A man who had his car stolen after being held at knife point in his home has told the BBC that he feels he has been re-victimised by three personal injury claims made by police officers following the incident.
15/02/2017personal injury

Parental Responsibility

Being a parent brings with it many joys and rewards, though most parents would agree that with these rewards comes a lifetime of responsibility. It is the job of both parents of a child to ensure that this responsibility is taken seriously and exercised in the best interests of their children.  

APIL encourage motorists to back off this winter

  Needless injuries and deaths on NI roads could be reduced this winter if motorists keep their bad habits in check, say campaigners.
12/01/2017personal injury

Gerry Daly

  GERRY DALY 1958 - 2016
30/12/2016general news

Asbestos The Fatal Fibre

Anyone who has known a family member or friend who has suffered from an asbestos related disease knows too well how horrific these conditions can be. 
20/10/2016asbestos claims

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%.    
10/10/2016general news

Homemade Wills - Are They Worth The Risk

  In an age where everything seems to come with a price tag, most of us in one way or another will try and find cost-effective ways in which to handle our affairs in an effort to save some money.  A popular money-saving exercise that seems to have caught the attention of the thrifty amongst us is the option of writing your own Will.
02/09/2016wills & estates

Property Surveys To Invest or Not to Invest

Buying a new home can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience – exciting because it marks a new start in a new home, and nerve-wracking because buying a house is a big expense and commitment. 

Solicitors for the Elderly Accreditation for Linda Johnston

  Earlier this year Linda was accredited with the Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award via the Solicitors for the Elderly.
15/08/2016elder clients