Donoghue Solicitors marathon men


Kevin Donoghue and Daniel Fitzsimmons of Donoghue Solicitors

Kevin Donoghue and Daniel Fitzsimmons are legal eagles by day, and marathon men by night!

Read our latest press release to find out more about their latest efforts to raise money for charity by successfully completing the Liverpool marathon.

Kevin Donoghue and Daniel Fitzsimmons (pictured) of Donoghue Solicitors completed the Liverpool Marathon on 9 October 2011, raising nearly £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The hard-working duo both work at leading Merseyside law firm Donoghue Solicitors. Six months ago they decided that they were going to run the Liverpool marathon for charity and set in place a strict training plan which ensured they were fully prepared.

As Kevin Donoghue (on the right in the picture) explains, ‘there were some sacrifices. We ran most days and would even go running on Friday night rather than staying home watching t.v. or going to the pub!’

Kevin and Dan completed the 26.2 mile marathon around Liverpool and Wirral in 3 hours 56 minutes and 4 hours 54 minutes respectively. Daniel comments that, ‘it was my first marathon. Although I lost a toe-nail and have badly blistered feet, I am glad I did it.’

They are especially proud of the fact that they have been able to raise nearly £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity providing nursing and other practical support to those affected by the disease.

As Kevin Donoghue points out, ‘we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. Reminding ourselves of our fundraising goals gave us both that extra push to finish the race.’

Kevin and Daniel are still accepting sponsorship for the marathon via the website

Donoghue Solicitors specialise in accident claims and actions against the police. They can be contacted on 08000 124 246 or via their website

Donation to Alder Hey Hospital by Donoghue Solicitors

By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor


I was recently approached by Les Irving, a Bootle, Merseyside resident.

He told me that he was running the London marathon to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis unit at Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool, where his daughter Phoebe receives treatment.

As physical therapy is so important, the patients are encouraged to exercise. As we all know though, that can often feel like a chore.

Read about how we got round this problem below:


Donoghue Solicitors donate Xbox Kinect to Alder Hey Cystic Fibrosis Unit

Leading Merseyside law firm, Donoghue Solicitors, have donated an Xbox 360 with Kinect to help young patients in Alder Hey’s Cystic Fibrosis Unit.

Kevin Donoghue, solicitor with Les Irving

Kevin Donoghue with Les Irving

The generous donation was made following a discussion between Solicitor and Principal of the law firm, Kevin Donoghue, and Bootle resident Les Irving.

Les, 45, recently ran the London Marathon to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit where his daughter Phoebe, 11, receives regular treatment.

Mr. Donoghue explains, “cystic fibrosis is a chronic lung disease where thick, sticky mucous builds up in the lungs and digestive tract. Exercise is very important for people with the disease as it helps loosen mucous in the lungs and improves health generally. Les explained to me that sometimes it can be hard to motivate Phoebe and her fellow sufferers in the Unit to take regular exercise, and that he wanted to do something to help make it fun.”

As often happens, technology came to the rescue.

Kevin Donoghue continues, “the Xbox Kinect is a sensor device which attaches to the Xbox 360 video game console. Similar to a webcam, it enables users to control and interact with video games without the need to touch a game controller. Instead, the game player uses full body movement and speech. As games can be involving and exciting, the player does not feel like they are working out, so it’s perfect for reluctant exercisers.”

Les explains, “I discussed the idea with Alder Hey. They liked it but said that they couldn’t afford to pay for such an expensive piece of equipment. I mentioned this to Kevin Donoghue, who readily agreed to donate a brand new Xbox 360 and Kinect if I completed the London Marathon. Thankfully, I did!”

Les is still accepting sponsorship for the marathon via the website Kevin Donoghue, whose firm specialises in accident claims and actions against the police, can be contacted on 0151 924 6690 or at



Website development

Donoghue Solicitors is proud to give you a pre-launch preview of our new website today.

We’ve been fortunate to have the assistance of Tecmark, the website designers, to ensure that everything’s going to be just right for launch on Monday 31 January 2011.

In designing the website we have focussed on our clients’ experience. This has meant stripping back alot of the unnecessary add-ins (such as flash, which doesn’t work on iphones or ipads) and providing an easy to navigate site that will work just as well on desktop pcs, laptops or mobile browsers.

Please post any comments/ feedback/ recommendations here, and be sure to come back regularly to see what we’re up to.