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

  • 09/05/2017
    Partner Of Former Labourer Seeks Answers Regarding His Death From Asbestos-Related Disease

    “David’s story is sadly one we hear time and time again, with a victim of mesothelioma going on to develop the cancer many years after their suspected exposure to asbestos. “A case of this nature is another tragic reminder of the huge impact that mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses have on a great number of people and we are working hard to ensure that David’s partner is able to get the answers she deserves regarding how David came to fall ill. “As part of our work, we would be hugely grateful if anyone who worked with David at Hughes Bolckow is able to come forward with information regarding the working conditions he may have faced. Any details could prove vital in our efforts to ensure his partner gains justice.”

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  • 08/05/2017
    Family Of Former Labourer Appeals For Help Following Dad's Death From Asbestosis

    “Industrial diseases like asbestosis, which are caused by exposure to asbestos dust decades ago, can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for victims like James, and their families. “The fact that we are as yet unsure of where James came into contact with asbestos makes this case even more difficult, as without knowing this we are unable to press ahead fully and ensure we secure justice for James and Charlotte. “We urge anyone who may hold information about asbestos being present at any of the workplaces mentioned to please get in touch.”

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  • 04/05/2017
    Former Electrician Urges Former Colleagues To Come Forward To Help Him In His Legal Battle Following Cancer Diagnosis

    “We are working with George in his fight for justice to find out how he was exposed to asbestos. “We urge any of his former colleagues to come forward and help us with the investigation by providing any information about the working conditions at F W Johnsons, Smith’s Dock Limited, Vickers Armstrong (Shipbuilders) Ltd, Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd and/or Hotpoint Ltd. “Mesothelioma is incurable and its debilitating symptoms can only be treated temporarily. George and his wife are now suffering terribly, simply because he wasn’t adequately protected at work.”

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  • 30/03/2017
    Widow of Former Labourer and Fitter Appeals For Information After Sudden Asbestos Death

    “Unfortunately, we often see cases like Billy’s where victims were unaware they had been exposed to asbestos until the very end of their lives. “Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive, unforgiving, and sadly terminal cancer caused by asbestos exposure decades before symptoms develop. All too often we see a case like this where workers spent time working in environments where they were exposed to asbestos dust and were not made aware, by their employers, of the dangers of asbestos dust. “Anyone with information about working conditions at either W.D. & H.O. Wills, part of Imperial Tobacco Group Limited, or Busways Travel Services Limited, particularly anyone who may remember working with Billy, should contact us as soon as possible.”

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