Why I Nominated Kevin Donoghue for an Outstanding Lawyer Award

  By Daniel Fitzsimmons, Director at Donoghue Solicitors I am delighted to announce that my colleague and fellow director, Kevin Donoghue, has been short-listed for the Outstanding Lawyer Award at the prestigious 2023 Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards. Kevin is shortlisted alongside four other lawyers: Emma Charnock, Provenio Litigation Lisa Edmunds, Unit Chambers Matthew Taylor,… Read more »

Will the Police Get Killer Robots?

By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor It is often said that when America sneezes, Britain catches a cold. Well, if that’s true, a recent development in San Francisco might have us all reaching for the tissue box. As this story in Wired describes, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently gave the police “the right to kill… Read more »

Is police sexual misconduct “abuse”?

  By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor This week His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services published a report titled: “An inspection of vetting, misconduct, and misogyny in the police service.” It found that hundreds of police officers who should have failed vetting checks may still be in the job. Sadly, this is not… Read more »

Can the police arrest protesters during the Queen’s Funeral and the period of Royal Mourning?

  By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor I was interviewed by ITV news today about the police’s treatment of protesters during the period of Royal Mourning following the Queen’s death. The period of mourning started on 9 September and is expected to continue until 26 September. During that time, the Queen’s coffin travelled from Balmoral to Edinburgh… Read more »

Why Sorry Should Not be the Hardest Word

By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor I recently settled a police abuse of authority for sexual gain compensation claim against Greater Manchester Police (GMP). My client, a vulnerable victim of crime, was “groomed” into a sexual relationship by PC Simon Rose, a (then-serving) police officer. Rose is currently serving a three-year sentence for his criminal misconduct, having… Read more »

Are Chartered Legal Executives Second Class Lawyers?

By Daniel Fitzsimmons, Chartered Legal Executive Director As regular readers of the blog will know, I am a Chartered Legal Executive (CLE) and recently took up the role of director at Donoghue Solicitors Limited. My colleague and fellow director, Kevin Donoghue, announced my appointment here, saying: What this appointment means Daniel’s appointment as a director… Read more »

Why I Hope My Client Wins a Community Hero Award

By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor Kieran Jones is a long-standing client of mine. (He has given his permission for me to use his details and share what I know about him in this blog post.) On Thursday, 3 June, Wigan Council is presenting the Our Town Awards. Kieran is nominated for the “Community Hero” award. I… Read more »

How the Whiplash Reforms Could Affect You

By Thomas O’Sullivan, Trainee Chartered Legal Executive Monday 31 May 2021 could be an important date in your life. I hope this never happens, but if you are unfortunate enough to be injured in a road traffic accident on or after that date, when it happened could make a difference of thousands of pounds in… Read more »

Q&A with Founder Kevin Donoghue on Donoghue Solicitors’ 10-Year Anniversary

Donoghue Solicitors celebrates its 10-year anniversary on 1 December 2020. In this Q&A, founder Kevin Donoghue reflects on the occasion. Why did you set up Donoghue Solicitors? I’ve always had a strong sense of social justice and been dedicated to helping my community. From an early age, when I volunteered at “The Brunny”, I realised… Read more »