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 »

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 »

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 »