Emma Stratton accredited to specialist Children Order Panel
Our Family Law Solicitor Emma Stratton has been accredited to the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Children Order Panel.
Francis Hanna & Co welcome newly qualified Solicitors to their growing team
We are delighted to welcome two newly qualified Solicitors to our team at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors. Nadege Lemon and Mary Muldoon have both successfully completed their Apprenticeships and now remain with Francis Hanna & Co in Solicitor roles.
Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors provide trauma informed training to staff
Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors were delighted to provide trauma informed training for staff.
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.
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.