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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.