Why are Solicitors Against Raising the Small Claims Limit?

Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors explains why solicitors are opposed to an increase in the small claims limit. I recently wrote to my local MP, Peter Dowd, and Louise Ellman, MP (the MP for Liverpool Riverside, where Donoghue Solicitors is based) to ask them to consider the Government’s proposed reforms of the accident claims process, and… 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 »

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 »