I specialise in assisting those who have suffered serious injury in a wide range of circumstances including on the road, at work and in public places. I also assist horse riders and others who have been injured by horses or other animals in claims and have developed expertise in using the Animals Act legislation to do so.
I am a Trustee of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund which is a charity which provides help to those injured by horses and provides input to key safety issues in the equestrian world.
I regularly assist the British Horse Society with their talks about horse rider safety and using the roads. I was awarded the Sefton Award by the British Horse Society for my contribution to road safety.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding aspect of my role is making a difference to peoples’ lives and assisting them through the claims and rehabilitation process.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy working with like minded people who are also committed to securing the best outcome for our clients both in serious injury and other specialist fields. The ability to call upon specialists in other areas means that we can ensure our clients' needs are fully met and we can work together to ensure the best outcome.
What do you do away from the office?
I have a young family and most activities are centred around them. I enjoy long walks with our dog and getting in to the countryside.
"Irwin Mitchell’s initial involvement was swift, seamless and professional. Cathryn Godfrey took my case and I will forever be in her debt. At a time in my life where I craved and needed honesty, professionalism and a motivated representative, Cathryn, Amanda and Grace where those people. In fact anyone I spoke to at the office was of the same standard. Cathryn expressed all the qualities of a lawyer upon whom I needed to totally rely on.
"Due diligence, or whatever the British legal term is, was always at the forefront of planning. Always preparing and expecting to go all the way. Skill, perseverance and relentless preparation of my case. Cathryn was able to bring a complicated case to a swift conclusion." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Well, i just want to say what a fantastic solicitor Cathryn Godfrey is!! She had worked so hard to get the compensation i deserve. Shes kept be up to date the hole way over the last 12 months and I truly can't thank her enough." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I have just had a personal injury claim settled and had the pleasure of having Cathryn Godfrey and Amanda Hartley deal with my claim. I can't emphasise enough how great they were, keeping me posted on progress and general care and consideration. My calls and emails were always answered even throughout the pandemic when everywhere had basically shutdown. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Irwin Mitchell to anyone in the future." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Absolutely brilliant service, I can not fault Cathryn Godfrey and her assistant Amanda Heartley on closing this case. They were prompt with replies, encouraged and helped me when I was late in replying or unsure about anything, and did everything in their power to get me the compensation I deserved. Thank you so much once again Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Mrs Godfrey kept me informed throughout, she is an intelligent and professional lady, I would most definitely contact Irwin Mitchell for any legal matter whatsoever, they offer first class service throughout. Thank you very much Cathryn she was the person who won my case without her assistance I really do not know what would have happened." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I have been very impressed with the service provided by Cathryn Godfrey at Irwin Mitchell over the last 3.5 years. Cathryn led my personal injury claim following a serious accident where I was hit by a car. Cathryn explained the process and made sure I understood the consequences and meaning of each step and decision.
"She was patient and understanding throughout my lengthy physical and mental recovery and worked hard to achieve the best possible outcome for me. Cathryn is professional, knowledgeable and accessible in her attitude and I would strongly recommend her to others who are involved in a personal injury claim. Thank you Cathryn!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"My solicitor Cathryn Godfrey was brilliant. It’s taken a few years to resolve because of COVID-19 but is finally over. Cathryn is professional, knowledgeable and extremely competent. Would recommend her to anyone in the same situation that I found myself in." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I'm very pleased and thankful for using Irwin Mitchell but in particular having Cathryn Godfrey representing me. I had been left with a serious burn due to visiting the hairdressers...It has been a three year process due to ongoing surgeries, treatment, recovery and specialist consultations. During this time Cathryn has been with me every step of the way during the process. I found her to be professional, thorough, empathetic and very approachable. I didn't feel like another case or number and felt that my needs were put first. Cathryn put me at ease going into detail explaining the case, events to follow and what to expect. I could ask questions at any point, if I had any concerns or didn't understand something. I can highly recommend Cathryn and her firm." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Following a terrible accident involving my horse in 2021, I was given Cathryn Godfrey’s details by the BHS to discuss my options. Being a horse riders herself, Cathryn was able to understand the situation and the challenges that I was facing. Cathryn supported me and gave me all the information to make the decisions that were right for me. I managed to get a successful claim and was updated and advised throughout the process. Thank you Cathryn." - 5* Trustpilot review