Why are Solicitors Against Raising the Small Claims Limit?

Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors explains why solicitors are opposed to an increase in the small claims limit. I recently wrote to my local MP, Peter Dowd, and Louise Ellman, MP (the MP for Liverpool Riverside, where Donoghue Solicitors is based) to ask them to consider the Government’s proposed reforms of the accident claims process, and… 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 »

Can I Claim Compensation for a Mistaken Identity Arrest?

  By Daniel Fitzsimmons, GCILEx In the past couple of weeks, I have taken on three new clients who want to pursue actions against the police after a mistaken identity arrest. All three men have suffered mentally and physically due to the incompetence of the police. This is why I believe they should be compensated…. Read more »

Should I Take a Pre-Medical Offer Whiplash Settlement?

By Hannah Bickley, ACILEx Pre-medical offer whiplash claims are often settled quickly and, for the insurers, cheaply. But should you accept a pre-medical offer or reject it and pursue full compensation? Here’s my view. How Pre-Medical Offer Whiplash Claims Work My colleague Daniel Fitzsimmons has discussed how a pre-medical offer works in an earlier blog post…. 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 »

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 »

A Police Claims Solicitor’s Christmas Wish

By Kevin Donoghue, Police Claims Solicitor and Director of Donoghue Solicitors Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2014? As a police claims solicitor, this year I used the firm’s blog to highlight issues I came across in daily law practice. As my blog posts show, there are lots of areas of concern. My… Read more »

Will Paul Gambaccini sue the police?

By Kevin Donoghue, solicitor On Friday 10 October the Metropolitan Police told Paul Gambaccini they will not be proceeding in their investigations over historical sex allegations. The police arrested Mr. Gambaccini on Tuesday 29th October 2013 and released him under police bail. They did not charge him with any offences. The broadcaster described his “12 months of horror… Read more »

What Does a Police Solicitor Know About Ethics?

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor I was disappointed to read that another police solicitor is to be investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) about ethical breaches. (In this article a “police solicitor” is one who represents police forces and/ or the Police Federation (the staff association for all police constables, sergeants, and inspectors) when dealing… Read more »