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Family lawyer Claire Edgar joined a panel discussion on "trauma insensitive systems" at this year's NI Science Festival. Ms Edgar, a partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, was joined by a group of professionals in the areas of neuroscience, psychology and justice to discuss the challenges sur

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Family lawyer Claire Edgar has been appointed as chair of the Belfast Area Domestic & Sexual Violence and Abuse Partnership's protection and justice working group. The partnership brings together agencies, organisations, groups and individuals who share a common interest and purpose in improving

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Belfast lawyer Claire Edgar has delivered a talk on domestic abuse to lawyers at the Jersey International Family Law Conference 2022. Ms Edgar, family law partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, spoke on domestic abuse in the context of divorce and and ancillary relief proceedings to legal pro

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Belfast-based Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors has announced the appointment of three new partners.  Jennifer Young, Karen Connolly and Ruth Flinn, who between them have over 45 years' experience in their specialist areas of law, have each been promoted from associate solicitor to partner.

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Francis Hanna & Co’s family law partner Claire Edgar presented a talk at the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland event last week entitled “Refusing Contact and Parental Alienation”. The online webinar was hosted by SBNI’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Committee and atte

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Belfast lawyer Linda Johnston, private client partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, has announced her retirement after 38 years in legal practice. Ms Johnston first joined Francis Hanna & Co in 1983 as a newly-qualified solicitor in the property law department. By 1988, she had become th

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Family lawyer Claire Edgar has welcomed an English court ruling emphasising the importance of domestic abuse training for the judiciary. The Court of Appeal in London last month handed down judgment in four appeals dealing with how allegations of domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour

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