Should Serco and G4S continue electronic tagging?

  By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director at Donoghue Solicitors I read on the BBC website today that Chris Hyman, the Chief Executive of Serco, has resigned. This follows yesterday’s resignation of G4S’s Chief Executive, Richard Morris. Both companies provide security and other services, such as electronic tagging, to the UK government. The use of electronic… Read more »

Why some accident claims victims could suffer a triple injustice

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors Yesterday, the Ministry of Justice confirmed that it will not be raising the small claims limit for accident claims. The current limit is, and remains, £1,000. The decision not to increase the small claims limit (for now) is a great relief for most innocent accident victims, who… 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 »

Will the Olympics help avoid accidents at work?

One of the buzzwords of the recent London Olympics and Paralympics was ‘legacy’. All involved aspired to create lasting improvements in infrastructure, social and personal improvements for the East London area, and the country as a whole through the promotion of sporting activities and welfare, particularly to disadvantaged people. Donoghue Solicitors are playing their part… Read more »