I've specialised in the field of occupational personal injury for over 25 years. I act for clients with asbestos related diseases from all over the North West and North Wales. I've represented clients from overseas (Australia, New Zealand and Canada) who contracted asbestos diseases before emigrating to other countries. I have extensive experience in using the specialist court procedures which ensure that cases for mesothelioma and lung cancer victims are dealt with quickly.
One of my cases is used as the guidance to courts for victims of mesothelioma who want to have a quick decision on who is to blame for their disease and, if possible, an early payment of some compensation but wish to delay the final settlement of their claim to make sure they get the right provision for their spouses and dependent children. I have secured awards for victims of mesothelioma in excess of £500,000. I am often complimented by my clients for my sympathetic manner and commitment to winning their case.
I'm committed to ensuring that my clients receive full and proper compensation and that research into treatment for asbestos related cancers is properly funded, a cause for which I both campaign and raise money. I cycled 1,200 miles from Glasgow to Southampton to raise money for mesothelioma research.
What inspired you to get into law?
I wanted to become a lawyer so that I could make a difference.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding part of my job is working on behalf of an amazing group of clients. Mesothelioma victims and their family never fail to impress me with the strength they show when dealing with the consequences of this devastating disease.
What do you like about working At Irwin Mitchell?
I value the team approach that we have at Irwin Mitchell, which enables me to provide my clients with the best quality of care. The range of expertise at Irwin Mitchell, coupled with high standards and professionalism, make it an excellent firm in which to practice.
What do you do away from the office?
I have a wide range of interests outside work. I am a member of a book club, which I set up. I am a regular cinema and theatre goer. I enjoy long-distance cycle rides, have recently started running, and practice yoga. Cake baking is something of a passion.
"We were blessed to be referred to Irwin Mitchell, specifically teaming up with Katrina and everyone else who helped. They worked diligently with us through this lengthy, and quite arduous task. We're most grateful they helped us and will most certainly refer others to them." – David Marks, 5* Trustpilot review
"Katrina and her colleague Ed Joy came to our home to evaluate and proceed with Mick's claim. It was obvious that Katrina was very experienced in this area and within a short time gained Mick a lump sum and the benefits to which he was entitled. Both Katrina and Ed had a positive and caring attitude and gave us invaluable practical advice. " - 5* Trustpilot review
"From start to finish Katrina was sensitive, caring and very professional. She kept me well informed and advised on various ways forward that I had never even thought of. Her knowledge and expertise was evident throughout and resulted in a very positive outcome. I am extremely grateful to her and Irwin Mitchell and have no hesitation in highly recommending them." - 5* Trustpilot review