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Cathryn Godfrey

Associate

Biography

I represent both adults and children, who have sustained injury in a wide variety of situations including accidents on the road, in public places and at work. I also represent a number of horse riders who have been injured in the situations described above. My knowledge of the law in these areas, together with my own experience of horses, enables me to understand the issues involved, including those which can be related specifically to the horse rider and the problems that they face following an accident.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

Outside of the office, I am involved with the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund. This is a charity which helps those injured by horses.

Cases I've Been Involved With

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 19/12/2016
    Further Measures Needed To Ensure Safety On The Roads For Horse Riders

    “As an avid horse rider myself, I fully support the BHS Dead Slow campaign asking drivers to take into account the rider and the horse when they’re out driving on rural, winding roads. I myself have come to near misses because of drivers not leaving enough room to overtake me. “I have acted for a number of clients who have been injured due to collisions with vehicles on the roads. The impact of the injuries can be life changing and the rehabilitation and recovery period prolonged due to the physical and psychological impact of the incident.” “We fully support the BHS Dead Slow campaign and so far, the MP action is promising. However local authorities urgently need to step in to raise awareness of safety on the roads for horse riders and educate drivers before any more accidents happen.”

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  • 03/07/2015
    Irwin Mitchell Support The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity

    “Here at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds, we are proud to be raising awareness and vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Services. “Through our work, we see first hand how important the air ambulance services are to Yorkshire. The team can quickly respond to someone who is critically injured, this quick response rate from the team can determine life or death situations and is a vital emergency service protecting each and everyone of us here in Yorkshire. “The growing demand in the region has recently seen the YAA announce plans to purchase another air ambulance, therefore this day held in our Yorkshire office is all in aid of supporting this endeavour.”

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  • 12/06/2015
    Horse Riders Call for Improved Road Safety After Serious Injury

    All road users need to respect one another and take their responsibilities for road safety seriously, particularly when it comes to vulnerable road users. “This incident could have been even more serious and we have seen first-hand the long-term physical and psychological impact accidents like this can have. It is absolutely vital road safety is improved and all road users take the time to consider the impact their actions can have on others.

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  • 12/02/2015
    Number Of Cycling Injuries In Yorkshire Increases

    The rise in the number of cyclists injured in Yorkshire raise important safety concerns and it is important, as more and more people take up cycling, that more is done to improve road safety and cycling infrastructure in the region. In our work representing cyclists who have been injured in road collisions we have seen the long-lasting physical and emotional impact an injury can have. “It is vital local authorities investigate the use of the measures designed to make cyclists feel safe using the roads alongside vehicles, such as low-level traffic lights and cyclist-friendly junctions. Those cycling on Yorkshire’s roads also need to ensure they are as visible as possible, particularly in the winter months, to try and reduce the number of accidents and injuries that result from road collisions. “A thorough investigation needs to be carried out into the reasons behind the rise in cyclist injuries in Yorkshire and steps taken to ensure all road users take their responsibilities for their safety, and that of others, seriously.”

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