Why Lawyers Need to be Creative

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors   A recent Telegraph Article got me thinking about creativity in the legal profession, and in particular, why lawyers need to be creative for themselves, their clients, and the economy. As I explain below, lawyers must do their part by exploiting technology. And lawmakers need to adopt a… Read more »

Is the SARAH Bill an abuse of Parliament’s Powers?

By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor On the eve of Guy Fawkes Night it was fitting that the government showed that it was capable of blowing up respect for Parliament’s legislative powers. On 4th November, the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill (also known as the “SARAH Bill”) received its second reading in the House of Lords…. Read more »

How Co-operating Helps You Win Your Compensation Claim

  By Daniel Fitzsimmons My daughter, Olivia, loves watching old episodes of “Sesame Street” on YouTube. I grew up with the show and, as a parent, appreciate the way the writers combined education and entertainment. Recently we watched a song about co-operation. Enjoy it here. As the song says, “sometimes there is a job so big, if… Read more »

Why taking a pre-medical offer could be an expensive mistake

Accepting a pre-medical offer could be a costly financial mistake. Daniel Fitzsimmons of Donoghue Solicitors explains why. I recently represented a client from Birmingham who had been injured in a road traffic accident. After medical examination and negotiations with the other driver’s insurers, I settled her claim for more than three times the original offer…. Read more »

5 free tools to find out if your personal injury solicitor is an expert

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor How do you know if your personal injury solicitor is really an ‘expert’ in accident claims? When you first speak to him or her you may only get their name and title. You might feel awkward about asking them for their professional qualifications, so that without any further information you have… Read more »

Donoghue Solicitors set to help Brunswick Youth Club

Leading Bootle law firm Donoghue Solicitors has entered into a pioneering arrangement with Brunswick Youth and Community Centre (‘Club’), the registered charity based on Marsh Lane, Bootle, Merseyside. The accident claims specialist law firm, owned and run by local resident Kevin Donoghue, is promising to pay £250 to the Club if successful new personal injury… Read more »

Will accident claims be stopped by the Ministry of Justice?

By Kevin Donoghue, Principal Solicitor, Donoghue Solicitors. Today I e-mailed the UK Ministry of Justice to ask them to re-consider their proposed reforms of the accident claims process. As an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (‘APIL’) Senior Litigator, who runs an APIL corporate accredited practice, I represent many innocent accident claims victims. I am deeply… Read more »

The End of the World for Accident Claims?

By Kevin Donoghue, Principal Solicitor at Donoghue Solicitors As you may know, tomorrow the Mayan calendar moves in to a new cycle. Some people have predicted that this will lead to the End of the World. I don’t think so, and leading academics say that the Maya never intended their calendar to be interpreted that… Read more »

Now insurers call the tune

  By Kevin Donoghue, Principal Solicitor, Donoghue Solicitors Yesterday the government confirmed the amount of money that accident victims will receive to pay their solicitors’ fees following personal injuries in a car, at work or in a public place, if proposals slated for April 2013 are introduced. For Road Traffic Accidents dealt with using an… Read more »

What the ‘Litigator’ award for Daniel Fitzsimmons of Donoghue Solicitors means for our clients

By Kevin Donoghue, Principal, Donoghue Solicitors I am delighted to say that my colleague, Daniel Fitzsimmons (pictured with me here), has today been confirmed as a ‘Litigator’ with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (‘APIL’). You can see Daniel’s details on the APIL website by clicking here. APIL is a campaigning organisation with over 4,700… Read more »