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Catriona Ratcliffe

Senior associate solicitor

Associate solicitor in the personal injury departments specialising in industrial disease claims

Asbestos and mesothelioma Industrial disease

Catriona is a senior associate solicitor in the industrial disease team within the personal injury department.

Catriona has successfully obtained compensation for claimants across the UK and abroad who have been exposed to asbestos and have gone on to develop asbestos-related injuries, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural thickening.  

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What people say

"We have been incredibly impressed with Catriona’s compassion and professionalism. She has been fabulous, and we have been supported to successfully apply for all financial recompense." Thank you very much. - Jane via Trustpilot


Catriona has represented clients who have been exposed to asbestos through their work in a wide range of industries including carpentry, construction, engineering, dock workers, and railway workers.  Catriona has also acted for clients who have worked in lower risk professions where the source of exposure is often less obvious such as receptionists, cleaners, and teachers, or where the client has been exposed through secondary exposure i.e., through contact with the asbestos contaminated work clothes of their family members.

To ensure her mesothelioma clients can access the medical treatment they need, Catriona has secured settlements that include provision for the costs of private medical treatment such as immunotherapy and pushes for advance payments from Defendants to ensure urgent treatment is not delayed.   


Catriona studied chemistry at the University of Strathclyde before embarking on a nine year career as an expert witness in forensic toxicology.  She subsequently completed her legal training and qualified as a solicitor in September 2017.  


Catriona is accredited as a Senior Litigator, and as an occupational disease specialist and asbestos disease specialist, by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. 

Catriona Ratcliffe in the news

  • Personal injury update New Law Journal 22.9.23 Vijay Ganapathy & Catriona Ratcliffe discuss recent developments in vicarious liability, proving breach of duty in historical industrial disease cases, & limitation in fatal claims.


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Family appeal for information after London factory worker’s asbestos-related cancer death

The family of a former factory worker who made, amongst other items, components for hospital equipment are appealing for information following his death less than a month after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

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Compensation secured for former Dagenham Docks worker following mesothelioma diagnosis

A former handyman who spent a long career working on the Dagenham Docks settled his claim with his former employer for a six-figure sum after he was sadly diagnosed with asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.

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Family of former Warwickshire National Coal Board employee obtains settlement for asbestos related cancer

Compensation has been secured for the family of a former National Coal Board employee who died in his mid 60s from cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.