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.
now 800,000 cars may have false CO2 levels
Volkswagen is under the spotlight again after it has emerged that 800,000 cars in Europe may be affected by the latest news that CO2 levels in vehicle emissions may have been understated.
big diesel engines affected by the VW emissions scandal
It has emerged that vehicles with bigger engines are may be affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal including:- 2014 VW Touareg 2015 Porsche Cayenne 2016 Audi A6 Quattro; A7 Quattro, A8, A8L and Q5
VW scandal - know your rights
Francis Hanna & Co have recently learned that some Volkswagen group vehicles purchased as late as June of this year may have been fitted with emissions cheating software.
VW emissions scandal - everything you need to know
Auto Express have provided a handy guide giving you everything you need to know about the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
Likely 'fix' for VW
Francis Hanna and Co., Solicitors have obtained the following information from a leading mechanical engineer, in relation to the likely ‘fix’ Volkswagen could implement to the 1.2 million vehicles affected in the UK that have been fitted with the emissions cheating software and have learned that Volkswagen faces one of two options:
Own a VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda - How to check if your car is affected.
Click on the link below and enter your VIN number to check if your car is one that has been fitted with the emissions cheating software. You can find your VIN in the front of the service book or at the bottom of the windscreen on the left hand side (as you look into the vehicle from the outside). The VIN will look like this: WVWZZZ1JZXW00001
VW scandal government does not intend to increase duty
Good news for VW owners. Due to the pressure being put on the government, it has now confirmed that it does not intend to increase Vehicle Excise Duty if vehicles are found to be fitted with illegal software that manipulates emissions tests.
Affected by VW scandal, read this
Francis Hanna & Co are investigating the possibility of NI based consumers bringing legal action against Volkswagen. Our legal team are looking into the options for those who have been affected by the scandal, which includes the Volkswagon, Audi and Skoda brands.