Charity begins at home for Donoghue Solicitors

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Over the weekend of the 5th and 6th July a team from Donoghue Solicitors are attempting the National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of a local charity, Bootle-based Brunswick Youth and Community Centre. We hope to raise £3,000 so the Club can provide activities to local young people during the summer…. Read more »

Why taking a pre-medical offer could be an expensive mistake

Accepting a pre-medical offer could be a costly financial mistake. Daniel Fitzsimmons of Donoghue Solicitors explains why. I recently represented a client from Birmingham who had been injured in a road traffic accident. After medical examination and negotiations with the other driver’s insurers, I settled her claim for more than three times the original offer…. Read more »

How Police Misconduct Investigations Weaken Public Trust

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor A report in the Sheffield Telegraph  got me thinking about police misconduct in road traffic accidents involving the police. It said that in the three years to March 2011, South Yorkshire Police cars were involved in more than 1,152 road traffic accidents. These road accidents injured 214 people, who received almost… Read more »

Are Breach of Peace Compensation Claims Worthwhile?

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director at Donoghue Solicitors I have just settled Miss B’s compensation claim for unlawful arrest due to an alleged breach of peace. This is the fourth such claim she has pursued against the police. It is interesting because unlawful arrest breach of peace cases are quite unusual and, as Miss B’s case… Read more »

Three New Year’s resolutions for a claim against the police

By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors As a solicitor who specialises in helping people claim against the police, I spend a lot of my time dealing with the various police forces in England and Wales. I am sorry to say that I could use some of my time more productively if those same forces… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »