What Happened at a Private Dinner Hosted by Liverpool Law Society

By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor On Wednesday evening I attended a private Dinner for Managing Partners in Liverpool. Liverpool Law Society President, John Ballam, and his fellow officers, hosted the event. Attendees included representatives from solicitors’ firms of all sizes. Bankers, consultants, and others who support the legal profession also came along. As well as an… Read more »

Why Did the Boys in Blue Turn into the Boys in Black? (Part 3)

What are the consequences of police militarisation?   By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor This is Part 3 in a 3-part blog. Read Part 1 and Part 2 by clicking on the links. Ask a police officer what they have in common with solicitors and they may answer, “not a lot”. But they do. Both have a… 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 »

The Compensation Culture Trick

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors Yesterday, James Whale of BBC Radio Essex interviewed me about the “compensation culture” and a Freedom of Information Act request showing compensation paid by Essex Police between 2011-2014. The BBC contacted me as I am a solicitor who specialises in actions against the police who has successfully sued Essex… Read more »