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Cathryn Godfrey

Associate Solicitor

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

  • 23/04/2018
    Disability Football Club Receives Donation From Local Lawyers As Club Marks Ten-Year Anniversary

    “Through our work we have seen on numerous occasions how sport has been able to help our clients with rehabilitation following serious injury. “Unfortunately, while there are over 12 million people with disabilities in the UK, only one in six actually takes part in sport regularly. “Part of this is due to the lack of funding and availability of specialist equipment and, with that in mind, we hope these grants will help support individuals and sports teams so they can realise their true potential. “We wish all the Pirate teams the very best for the future and look forward to supporting them in the months and years to come.”

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  • 26/03/2018
    Boost For Disability Sports Coaching Group As It Receives Grant From Law Firm

    “At Irwin Mitchell, we believe in building strong links within the communities in which we work, and supporting good local causes. “Through our work we have seen on numerous occasions how sport has been able to help our clients with rehabilitation following serious injury. “Unfortunately, while there are over 12 million people with disabilities in the UK, only one in six actually takes part in sport regularly. “Part of this is due to the lack of funding and availability of specialist equipment and, with that in mind, we hope these grants will help support individuals and sports groups so they can realise their true potential. “When we heard about the work NLY Community Sport are doing we were so impressed with their drive and determination, opening up different sports to people who previously may not have had the opportunity to try them. “We hope the sport can inspire others to realise that disability need to be a barrier to sport.”

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  • 22/03/2018
    Law Firm Donates Easter Eggs To MY Burns Club

    “At Irwin Mitchell we believe in supporting our local communities, and especially the vulnerable in these communities. “MY Burns Club supports those who have suffered significant trauma, at a young age. We are happy to support them and we hope that the eggs we have donated will help to end the young patients’ appointments on a positive note."

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  • 21/11/2017
    Road Safety Week: Irwin Mitchell And The British Horse Society Are Supporting BRAKE’s ‘Speed Down Save Lives’ Campaign

    “All road users need to respect one another and take their responsibilities for road safety seriously, particularly when it comes to vulnerable road users. “Road Safety Week presents us with an opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding on the road and the implications for all road users. “Horses can act unpredictably and can be spooked by a speeding car, which can result in an incident. The highest number of collisions involving horses are after a bend in the road when the driver encounters the horse which takes both the horse and driver by surprise. “By reducing their speed, drivers are more able to respond to horses and other road users, which will hopefully lead to a reduction in the number of horse related incidents. The consequences of a collision can be horrific and life changing for all involved. “In addition to the injuries to the rider and horse, often resulting in the horse being put to sleep, the weight of the horse and speed of impact can cause serious damage to the vehicle and the driver and occupants. “It is in both the driver and riders interest for speed to be reduced.”

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