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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.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 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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  • 04/07/2017
    Settlement For Widow Of Former Joiner Who Passed Away Due To Mesothelioma

    “This case is sadly like a number we are involved in, with a person going on to develop a very serious condition and sadly pass away as a result of asbestos exposure which is believed to have occurred several decades ago. “We hope that the settlement we have secured will enable Pamela and her children to try and move on with their lives following David’s tragic passing at only 63.”

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  • 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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