Emma Tordoff



I am a solicitor in the Newcastle workplace injury team and I specialise in claims for people who have developed asbestos-related illnesses. In particular, I have experience of dealing with claims for mesothelioma, asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancer and pleural thickening.

I qualified as a solicitor in September 2013 after having spent two years dealing with various types of personal injury claims, including catastrophic brain injury cases, various types of industrial accidents and clinical negligence work. As such, I have gained a broad range of experience to date, but my special interests are now focussed on asbestos-related illnesses.

I am an active member of the North East Medico-Legal Society, the North East Junior Lawyers' Division and the Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I have always enjoyed a challenge and I find that the ever changing nature of the law ensures that I am always learning something new. No two days are ever the same.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Being able to obtain a sense of justice for clients who have suffered injuries and illnesses as a result of simply going to work every day to earn a living. 

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I like being part of a large national team with access to a number of resources and an ethos which places its clients at the forefront of the services it provides.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy going to zumba, swimming and spending time with friends and family.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 05/10/2016
    Family Of Darlington Man Looking For Help After His Mesothelioma Death

    “Asbestos can be extremely dangerous if dust and fibres are inhaled or ingested, leading to a number of very serious, and in some cases fatal, diseases and illnesses. “Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive, and sadly, incurable, form of cancer caused by the substance that causes the death of more than 2,500 people in the UK every year. Many of these deaths could have been avoided if employers had taken the appropriate steps to protect their workforce from exposure to asbestos. “We are now investigating David’s exposure at his former workplaces and hope that those who worked alongside him at the Chemical & Insulating Co Limited and Darlington Borough Council will come forward with any information they have about the presence of asbestos and what measures, if any, were in place to protect staff from exposure to the deadly dust and fibres. “We’re hoping to help David’s family understand how and where he was exposed to asbestos as they continue to seek answers following his sudden death just months after his mesothelioma diagnosis.”

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  • 07/03/2016
    Former Gas Fitter And Labourer Appeals For Information Regarding Asbestos Illness

    “While I was only diagnosed this year, I have had severe breathing difficulties for many years and am reliant on oxygen installed in a number of the rooms in my house. The problems are so severe I struggle to walk more than a few yards and am often unable to get upstairs. “These conditions have had a massive impact on my life and I am desperate for answers as to how these problems came to emerge. Any information that former colleagues may be able to provide could be a massive help.”

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