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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.


"I had total confidence in Emma and her team, and cannot praise them highly enough." - Brian Carnegie, client

"My solicitor Emma Tordoff in charge of my case was very efficient and a true professional and her communication throughout was second to none.” - Jackie, client

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 19/03/2018
    Family Desperate For Answers After Father Found To Have Died Of Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer

    “Unfortunately we often see cases like Tommy’s, where those suffering from an asbestos-related disease are unaware of it until it is too late. “Due to the asbestos-related lung cancer being found after his death, we were unable to speak to Tommy while he was alive to establish where he may have come into contact with fatal asbestos dust and fibres. “Therefore we are urging anyone who remembers working with him to come forward and contact us so we that can discuss the working environments that Tommy would have spent time in. “We are determined to get justice for Denise and the family, and to do so we need the help of Tommy’s former colleagues.”

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  • 24/10/2017
    Family Of Former Factory Worker Seek Answers Regarding His Asbestos Death

    “This is another truly devastating case in which a worker has developed a very serious illness as a result of asbestos exposure that most likely occurred many decades ago. “We issued proceedings in this case earlier this year, but just days before Fred’s death we were informed that Armstrong Cork Co Ltd deny liability in the case. “As a result, we are hoping to secure more evidence to support the case and would be keen to hear from anyone who worked alongside Fred during his many years at the company, or who worked at the company during that time, even if they didn’t know Fred. Any detail regarding the presence of asbestos could ultimately prove vital.”

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  • 20/10/2017
    Family Of Ex-Council Worker Killed By Asbestos Cancer Launch Appeal For Information

    “This is a truly devastating case and Margaret’s rapid decline in health following her diagnosis of mesothelioma demonstrates the terrible impact that the illness can have on victims. “Since our instruction, we have been hard at work with our investigations into Margaret’s life in an effort to determine when asbestos exposure may have taken place. “Now, we would be keen to hear from anyone who may have worked alongside her at Cumbria County Council and could shed light on the presence of asbestos in any of the buildings where she may have operated. Any information could prove vital in getting her family the answers they deserve.”

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  • 11/08/2017
    Devastated Widow Takes Important Step In Legal Battle Following Husband’s Sudden Death

    “It is disappointing that we have been forced into the position where we have had to issue court proceedings in our efforts to get answers for Brenda regarding Billy’s illness. “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 Imperial Tobacco Limited (W.D. & H.O. Wills), or Busways Travel Services Limited, particularly anyone who may remember working with Billy, should contact us as soon as possible.”

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