About Us

 

Thinking about using Donoghue Solicitors for your compensation claim?

If so, you might have some questions about us. Here we explain what makes us different and why (we think) you should use us for your compensation claim.

If you simply want to start your compensation claim contact us by completing the short form on this page or call FREE on 08000 124 246.

Superb solicitors best in England if asked! Kevin has built something special here

-John Kelly

What is different about us?

There are over 150,000 solicitors in England and Wales. With so many lawyers to choose from, how do you pick the right one for you? We suggest that you start by asking yourself what help you need, and if the solicitors are specialists in the field. Here are six things that set us apart:

  1. Donoghue Solicitors deal ONLY with compensation claims on behalf of claimants.

We represent people like you in: 

Nothing else.

Instruct us and you will get expert legal representation from specialist lawyers. We only work in areas of law in which we have successfully practised for many years. Simply put: we don’t dabble!

(You might want to try The Law Society’s free Find a Solicitor service for help with other legal matters, or for firms who offer legal aid. Our Law Society listing wrongly says we offer legal aid. We have notified them of the error.)

And because we only represent claimants, never insurers, we will never have a conflict of interest when we act for you. As solicitors, we will always put your interests first and fight hard to get you the maximum compensation in the shortest possible time.

You can be confident when you trust our experienced lawyers with your claim.

2. We help people throughout England and Wales.

We are based in Liverpool city centre but represent clients as far apart as Cornwall and Northumbria. We have invested in cutting-edge technology to make things seamless for you.

(The Law Society of Scotland’s Find a Solicitor page is a useful resource for readers from Scotland. We do not represent people in Scottish court cases.)

3. We take cases other solicitors won’t touch.

Andrea Johnson (name changed) could not find a local solicitor willing to take her claim against South Wales Police. She contacted us after searching the internet. We took her claim on a no win no fee basis and helped her recover over £70,000 compensation. And we represented Charlie Mousley in his accident at work after his union solicitors dropped his claim. He received over £11,000 compensation with our help.

4. We’re trusted by our fellow professionals.

Other solicitors regularly refer their clients to us for expert help. We even represent our fellow lawyers in their own litigation claims.

5. We don’t pay our staff bonuses or give billable hour targets.

Our incentives are aligned with yours. Our sole aim is to help you get the maximum compensation. Most of our clients instruct us on a “no win no fee” basis. This means that we don’t get paid unless you succeed in your compensation claim. When you win, we win. Read all about this policy in Kevin Donoghue’s blog post.

6. We speak your language.

You want to know and understand everything about your claim. We get it. Our lawyers work hard to avoid confusing legal terms so you know where you stand.

It’s great to have a good specialist…I recommend Donoghue Solicitors, to do the right job.

 -Trevor Sands

What Others Think About Us

So that’s what make us different. But what do people really think about us? You can read some genuine client reviews here, on Google, Facebook, ReviewSolicitors, and Freeindex.

You might also be interested to know that Liverpool Law Society awarded Donoghue Solicitors its 2015 Niche Law Firm Award. The independent judges said:

Donoghue Solicitors have developed a niche specialism in civil actions against the police. Their work covers complex areas of law and practice, frequently combining a range of personal injury, privacy and Human Rights issues.

The judges were impressed with their commitment to working with clients who are seeking to attain justice and challenge misconduct. The cases frequently involve important issues of principle pertaining to client confidentiality and reputational damage.

There is a clear and significant commitment to widening access to justice.

We were also shortlisted for the Liverpool Law Society Niche Law Firm award in 2017. And recently, Donoghue Solicitors was shortlisted for the

  1. Small Law Firm Award by Liverpool Law Society
  2. Modern Law Awards Boutique Law Firm Award.

Donoghue Solicitors moved into Liverpool city centre in 2015. When we moved Mayor Joe Anderson said:

I am proud to welcome Kevin and his team at Donoghue Solicitors into the city. Liverpool has a thriving professional community, especially in the legal profession. Bringing firms like Donoghue Solicitors to the city is at the heart of my pledge as Mayor to attract business investment and jobs. My office is always ready to help top-quality law firms like Donoghue Solicitors achieve their goals.

Donoghue Solicitors’ Five Founding Principles


In 2010, Kevin Donoghue founded Donoghue Solicitors with a clear vision, based on these five principles:

1. Donoghue Solicitors only represents claimants, never insurers.

Kevin’s background and experience mean that he has already won many “David and Goliath” fights in his personal and professional life. He and his colleagues use their intellect and fighting spirit to help clients take on powerful opponents with deep pockets.

2. We treat our clients with understanding and compassion.

No one wants to be injured in an accident, have the police trample over their human rights, or be mistreated by a trusted professional.  To our clients, we are a genuine, reliable, supportive partner who speaks their language.

3. Where possible, money is not an obstacle to justice.

If appropriate, Donoghue Solicitors use conditional fee (“no win no fee”) agreements. Mr Donoghue passionately believes in access to justice. He uses his position and talents to help people get it.

4. We recruit “the brightest and best” with a strong commitment to the highest legal, professional, and ethical standards.

Kevin fosters a culture of academic excellence and helps his staff work towards qualifications which benefit the firm’s clients.

5. Donoghue Solicitors overcomes geographical restrictions by using technology.

We use skype, email, digital signing services etc. so clients throughout England and Wales get the specialist legal services they need.

Donoghue Solicitors is committed to these principles. We have helped thousands of people throughout England and Wales get access to justice. You can count on Kevin Donoghue and his dedicated team to fight hard for you and treat you right.

Lawyers Who Make it Easy to Claim Compensation

Donoghue Solicitors team of compensation claims lawyers are dedicated to helping their clients get the best possible results in their civil litigation claims.

Read about our lawyers here:

Photo of Kevin Donoghue Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors.

Kevin Donoghue is the Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors.

Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director

Donoghue Solicitors is led by Kevin Donoghue, solicitor. Kevin is the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration.

Kevin is one of the country’s leading litigators. He represents clients in high-value, complex matters and is a trusted legal expert for his fellow lawyers and the media.

He was shortlisted for the Outstanding Lawyer Award at the prestigious 2023 Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards.

Read more about Kevin here.

From start to finish Kevin explained everything in detail so I always had an informed choice. Excellent service, professional yet human and fought my case with such tenacity the like of which I have never seen… I would recommend these solicitors all day long.

-Dee Chatterley

Photo of Daniel Fitzsimmons, Director and Chartered Legal Executive at Donoghue Solicitors.

Daniel Fitzsimmons is a Director and Chartered Legal Executive at Donoghue Solicitors.

Daniel Fitzsimmons, Chartered Legal Executive

Daniel Fitzsimmons is Kevin Donoghue’s “second-in-command”. He works closely with Mr Donoghue and runs his own varied caseload. Daniel has over a decade of experience in civil litigation and a proven record of success.

Read more about Daniel here.

Amazing guy. Always kept in touch…Would highly recommend anybody to use him if they need help of a good solicitor who will work his hardest for you.

-Ashley Shepherd

Photo of Kemmi Alfa, LLB. (Hons), FCILEX, a Chartered Legal Executive at Donoghue Solicitors

Kemmi Alfa LLB. (Hons) FCILEX is an experienced lawyer and qualified Chartered Legal Executive at Donoghue Solicitors.

Kemmi Alfa, Chartered Legal Executive

Kemmi Alfa is a Chartered Legal Executive who specialises in civil actions against the police. She has a broad knowledge of this niche area of law, having worked in the field for many years. Mrs Alfa’s work with Merseyside Police Commissioner’s Youth Advisory Group and the Anthony Walker Foundation mean she is well-placed to advise clients on sensitive matters involving the police.

Read more about Kemmi here.

Kemmi went above and beyond to make the whole process simple and stress free. 

-Tyler Donovan

Photo of Jack Hudson, Chartered Legal Executive at Donoghue Solicitors.

Jack Hudson LLB.(Hons) FCILEx is a Chartered Legal Executive at Donoghue Solicitors.

Jack Hudson, Chartered Legal Executive

Jack Hudson represents clients in civil litigation matters including civil actions against the police and personal injury accident claims. As well as being a lawyer, Jack plays basketball for Cheshire Phoenix in the British Basketball League, the top level of basketball in the UK. He puts the work in to get the right results for his clients.

Read all about Jack Hudson here.

Jack was absolutely brilliant in the way he handled my case. He is a massive asset to the firm and dealt with matters promptly, efficiently and professionally.

-Murtada Sabil

Chloe Cuthbert, CILEX member- Advanced Paralegal

Photo of Chloe Cuthbert, ACILEX Advanced Paralegal at Donoghue Solicitors.

Chloe Cuthbert, ACILEX, is a CILEX member- Advanced Paralegal. She works at Donoghue Solicitors and helps clients with civil litigation matters.

Chloe Cuthbert, LLB. (Hons), helps clients with civil litigation matters involving civil actions against the police, police complaints, and criminal injuries compensation claims.

Miss Cuthbert is particularly well-known for her work in dealing with sexual and physical abuse cases, which often involve the police and others in positions of authority.

Like all the lawyers at Donoghue Solicitors, Chloe helps her colleagues with their clients as well as dealing with her own cases. Read more about Chloe Cuthbert, and the work she does, by clicking on the link.

 Absolutely amazing service from start to finish had the pleasure of Chloe Cuthbert dealing with my claim she’s been absolutely incredible the whole team are lovely Mr Donoghue himself has been wonderful towards Me if your looking for a hassle free legal team whatever the reason this is your place trust me i have dealt with solicitors in the past never have I been more at ease having Donoghue solicitors helping me through my claim when things were tough thankyou guys 💙 

Christopher Birch 

Gabi Curcio, Litigation Assistant

Photo of Gabi Curcio, a litigation assistant at Donoghue Solicitors.

Gabi Curcio is a Litigation Assistant at Donoghue Solicitors.

Gabi Curcio is a Litigation Assistant who has nearly 20 years’ experience in personal injury law. She helps clients win their accident claims, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, trips/ slips, CICA claims, and other kinds of claims.

Read more about Gabi Curcio here.

Mo Gulaid

I had the privilege of working with Jack Hudson and Gabi from Donoghue Solicitors, and I couldn’t be more impressed with their professionalism and dedication. From the moment I reached out to them, Jack and Gabi kept me informed at every stage of my case, ensuring I understood the process and my options. Their meticulous attention to detail and clear communication made me feel like a valued client throughout.

What truly amazed me was the outcome they achieved. The compensation I received was far beyond what I had expected, and I believe it’s a testament to Donoghue solicitors team unwavering commitment to fighting for their clients. Their expertise and strategic approach truly made a difference in my case.

I wholeheartedly recommend Donoghue Solicitors to anyone seeking personal injury solicitors who go above and beyond. Jack Hudson and Gabi not only secured the compensation I deserved but also provided the support and guidance I needed during a challenging time. Thank you, Jack Hudson and Gabi, for your exceptional service.”

Legal Information About Donoghue Solicitors

Donoghue Solicitors is a trading name of Donoghue Solicitors Limited, a company registered in England & Wales under company number 08248244. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (no.573581). You can read the SRA Standards and Regulations by clicking on the link. Our SRA registered firm name is Donoghue Solicitors Limited. Check our details on the Law Society’s website here.

Photo of Donoghue Solicitors offices at 25 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, L3 2FE, UK

Donoghue Solicitors registered office is at 25 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, L3 2FE.

Our registered office is 25 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 2FE. Find our office on the map below. Get directions by clicking on “directions” or “view larger map”.

Our VAT registration number is GB 157 6511 96.

Donoghue Solicitors maintains professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In accordance with the disclosure requirements of The Provision of Services Regulations 2009, our professional indemnity insurer is Sompo International Insurance (Endurance Worldwide Insurance Ltd), 1st Floor, 2 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7BB.  The territorial coverage of our policy is worldwide.

Kevin and his team operate at top efficiency. I will recommend this company to any and everyone who I feel could benefit from their services…crème de la crème indeed – Mr Scott Essex

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Contact Us

For legal advice from Donoghue Solicitors on your compensation claim call FREE on 08000 124 246 or fill out the online form on this page.

I was kept fully informed of what was happening at all times, and had expert advice at every stage of my claim. I was made to feel that my case was important. -Ray Bowdidge