Was Simon Brodkin Wrongfully Arrested for a Breach of the Peace?

By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor It’s fair to say that Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative party conference last week was farcical. Not only did she suffer persistent coughing, but letters on the sign behind her fell off the wall, giving quick-witted viewers the chance to mock her with social media memes.   I had to draw… Read more »

A Police Claims Solicitor’s Christmas Wish

By Kevin Donoghue, Police Claims Solicitor and Director of Donoghue Solicitors Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2014? As a police claims solicitor, this year I used the firm’s blog to highlight issues I came across in daily law practice. As my blog posts show, there are lots of areas of concern. My… Read more »

Can Jogger Sue for Breach of the Peace Arrest?

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor. Yesterday the BBC reported that Dean Farley, 28, accidentally ran into Prime Minister David Cameron while jogging in Leeds. Tom Heyden of the BBC later interviewed me about the story as I specialise in civil actions against the police, including helping people to sue after unlawful arrests for breach of the… Read more »

Do the Police Know the Law in Breach of the Peace UK Cases?

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor As a solicitor who deals with breach of the peace (UK) claims, I am worried by the police’s apparent lack of knowledge of the law. Despite the law in UK breach of the peace cases being straightforward and well-established, it is often abused or misinterpreted by the arresting police officers. This… Read more »

Are Breach of Peace Compensation Claims Worthwhile?

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director at Donoghue Solicitors I have just settled Miss B’s compensation claim for unlawful arrest due to an alleged breach of peace. This is the fourth such claim she has pursued against the police. It is interesting because unlawful arrest breach of peace cases are quite unusual and, as Miss B’s case… Read more »