How criminal solicitors helped future victims of wrongful arrest

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor At a packed Law Society Special General Meeting on Tuesday 17 December, the Law Society leadership lost a vote of no confidence. For victims of wrongful arrest by the police (also known as ‘false imprisonment’), the vote might turn out to have important consequences. Criminal solicitor, James Parry of Liverpool firm… Read more »

Why the Declaration of Human Rights still matters

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director at Donoghue Solicitors   Today, 10th December, 2013, is the 65th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration (read it here) sets out the basic human rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled, no matter where they live.  You may be familiar with the principles… Read more »

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 »

Solicitor Kevin Donoghue’s plea to limit secret trials

Kevin Donoghue, Principal Solicitor at Bootle- based Donoghue Solicitors, is supporting Liberty, the human rights and civil liberties campaign group, in its fight to stop the government from extending secret trials. Government secret courts It may surprise many to know that we already have secret trials in this country. They are presently restricted to limited… 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 »

Donoghue Solicitors move to Bootle

By Kevin Donoghue, Principal Solicitor at Donoghue Solicitors We’ve moved! On Monday 12 November 2012, after outgrowing our previous offices at 39 Victoria Road, Crosby, we have moved to Bootle, North Liverpool, Merseyside. Our new offices are at 2nd Floor, St. Hugh’s House, Stanley Road in Bootle. We have moved so that we can continue… Read more »