Merry Christmas from Donoghue Solicitors!

Merry Christmas! Best wishes to all of our clients, friends, and families. Thank you for your support this year! We’ve had a fantastic year. Three highlights are: In May we won Liverpool Law Society’s Niche Law Firm Award, a hugely proud moment for me personally and everyone involved in the firm. In November we moved… Read more »

Are Merseyside Police Confused About the Burden of Proof?

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors Last week my client, Liverpool solicitor James Parry, was awarded £9,000 compensation in his false imprisonment claim against Merseyside Police. You can read about the case at The Liverpool Echo and The Law Society Gazette websites. These press reports included a statement from Merseyside Police. As a solicitor who… Read more »

We’re Moving!

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director Donoghue Solicitors Exciting news! Thanks to the help and support of our clients, family, and friends we’re moving to bigger premises in Liverpool. From Monday 9 November 2015 we’ll be at 25 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 2FE. Our phone and fax numbers will remain the same. For directions to our… Read more »

Niche Law Firm Award Winners!

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors We won! You might remember we were shortlisted for two Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards (read the story here), including the coveted Niche Law Firm Award for our work in actions against the police. At a glittering black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Liverpool on… Read more »

Why We Have HTTPS Websites

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor You might have noticed something different about our websites: they’ve gone green! Here I’m talking about internet security, not the environment, and our move to “https” website addresses. You may be familiar with website addresses starting with “http://” before adding “www” (world wide web). The difference with our sites is the… Read more »

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 »

5 Reasons Why We Don’t Pay a Staff Bonus

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors I’m proud that, at Donoghue Solicitors, we do things a little differently. It may be uncomfortable to hear, but like every other law firm, we are in business, not charity. Even though we spend a lot of time and money giving back to our community, being professional… Read more »

Can the Police Be Trusted with Body Cameras?

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor A little under a year ago I wrote about the roll-out of police body cameras. (Read the blog here.) In that post I noted that these tools can have a positive effect on policing, reducing both the number of complaints and the use of force. But I cautioned that they should… Read more »

Donoghue Solicitors Short-listed for Two Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor I am delighted to announce that my firm, Donoghue Solicitors, has been short-listed for two awards in the prestigious 2015 Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards. We are up for the Niche Law Firm of the Year and Small Law Firm of the Year Legal Awards, along with only two other firms… Read more »

Five Ways to Cut Police Complaints

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors Yesterday, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (“IPCC”) published its Police Complaints Statistics for England and Wales Report for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. (The IPCC is responsible for overseeing the system for handling complaints against the police.) The report is grim reading. It shows that police complaints are at… Read more »