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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.


"Hardworking and tenacious." - Legal 500, 2018/19

"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

  • 02/01/2019
    Devastated Widow Seeks Answers After Former Bricklayer's Asbestos Death

    “Unfortunately we see all too often those, like Eddie, who have suffered from asbestos exposure. “Through our initial investigations we have determined that Eddie’s exposure to asbestos is most likely to have occurred during his time at the Consett Steelworks, but we now need further information to help get the answers Sandra deserves. “We would hugely appreciate any help in this matter and are focused on ensuring this family can gain justice.”

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  • 24/07/2018
    Family Of Former Labourer Killed By Lung Cancer Seek Answers Regarding His Illness

    “Just a year on from Dennis passing away, his loved ones remain desperate for answers as to how he developed lung cancer. “With this in mind, we are keen to learn more about the conditions he would have faced during work at both Hunt Contracts (Lemington) Ltd and M Grady Builder (Newcastle) Ltd and are particularly keen to learn more about the potential presence of asbestos. “Any information could prove absolutely vital in our efforts to not only gain answers for his family, but also to ensure that they can secure justice regarding his death.”

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  • 12/07/2018
    Family Launch Appeal For Information Following Whitley Bay Man’s Asbestos Cancer Death

    “This is sadly another example of where an individual has died from an asbestos-related condition possibly many decades after his initial exposure to the material took place. “Such cases highlight the devastating impact that asbestos can have on so many lives and how families are often left desperate for answers regarding how the contact occurred. “We would be hugely grateful to anyone who may be able to provide any information which could help this family gain the answers and justice they deserve.”

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  • 26/06/2018
    Former Labourer Calls On Old Workmates For Help Following Asbestos-Related Disease Diagnosis

    “Our client’s story is yet another which highlights the devastating impact that exposure to asbestos can have, with him developing a serious illness many decades after contact is thought to have taken place. “Following our investigations, we are keen to gather more details regarding the conditions and work undertaken by Chemical & Insulating Co at its Scotswood Road site and we would be hugely grateful to anyone who may be able to help us with this. “Such information could prove key as we look to secure James the answers and justice he deserves regarding his condition.”

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