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Irwin Mitchell

Work 0191 279 0096
Fax 0191 230 2478
716740 NEWCASTLE-20

Roger Maddocks

Work 0370 150 0100
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Personal legal services.


Specialised for over 30 years in pursuing compensation claims for individuals who have suffered injury in an accident at work or developed illness as a result of their work. Has dealt with claims for accidents across a wide range of industries as diverse as mining, construction, manufacturing and the health service, with wide experience of dealing with occupational disease claims including mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease claims. Has also dealt with claims for other lung diseases including occupational asthma and has extensive experience of dealing with claims for other diseases including VWF and RSI.


Trained Thompsons; qualified 1980; partner Thompsons 1985-2000; sole practitioner 2000-03; partner Irwin Mitchell 2003.


fellow APIL; Law Society Personal Injury Panel.


Southampton University (1976 LLB Hons).

North: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Roger Maddocks - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Clients consider Irwin Mitchell a ‘go-to firm in the North for claimants’, with a ‘superb reputation’ for personal injury work. The practice handles the full spectrum of serious and catastrophic injury work such as brain, spinal cord and multiple orthopaedic injuries as well as fatalities resulting from road traffic accidents, work place injuries and occupational disease. The Newcastle office is noted as being ‘very able, thorough and professional at all levels’ and ‘particularly good for asbestos cases’. Occupational disease cases are handled by Roger Maddocks, who has specialist expertise in workplace injuries, while team head and ‘total star’ Fran Mayes is ‘pragmatic and very sharp’ as well as ‘highly experienced in severe head injury and spinal cord cases’. Other key members of the team include ‘fantastic’ senior associate Jane Pyrah, who is ‘extremely thorough and good with clients’; ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ solicitor Laura Mcilduff, who is ‘totally committed to her clients and gets excellent results’; and the ‘hardworking and tenacious’ Emma Tordoff. Associates Andrew McGowan and Rebecca Maddock are also recommended. John Davis  joined Sintons LLP  in May 2017 as a consultant.

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