Catherine Hyde was born and raised in Cornwall and has worked for Coodes Solicitors since 2013, specialising in all areas of Personal Injury.


Catherine has over 10 years’ experience dealing with personal injury claims. She has a broad range of experience in dealing with low value as well as high value personal injury claims.

She is sympathetic and supports her clients through the claims process aiming to make it as stress free as possible by updating them on the process and the progress of their claims on a regular basis. She is always available to discuss any concerns with them over the phone or in person at one of Coodes’ local offices.

Catherine puts her clients at the forefront by obtaining early rehabilitation to help them get their lives back on track.

She endeavours to obtain the highest possible settlements for them and has a high success rate in settling claims for clients in a wide range of personal injury claims.

Notable Personal Injury cases

  • Public Liability Case

    Advised and achieved a settlement of £60,000 for a client who sustained a serious fracture to her ankle when she slipped over in a beach carpark.

  • Road Traffic Accidents

    Catherine advised on a case where a client suffered a rotator cuff injury to her shoulder and other injuries after being hit by a car and achieved a settlement of £50,000.

  • Health & Safety

    Catherine advised a client in respect of an accident he sustained at work after falling 15ft off the forks of a telehandler and sustaining significant fractures to his pelvis and soft tissue injuries to his right shoulder and left shin. The Claimant received £35,000 in compensation.

  • Road Traffic Accident

    Catherine advised and achieved an early settlement of £40,000 for a client who sustained severe lacerations to both legs which required skin grafts and took an extensive period to heal which resulted in the client being housebound for a number of months after being hit by a car. The client was left with permanent scarring to both lower legs.

  • Brain Injury

    Catherine advised on a case where the Claimant sustained significant injuries including a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures following a road traffic accident. The Claimant received £150,000 in compensation.

Client Testimonials

Thank you so much for your assistance with the claims process. I have very much appreciated your impeccable, professional support throughout.


I would like to thank you for all the work you have done on my behalf, for which I am most grateful.


Thank you so much for all your help. You've been great and I really appreciate it.


I have been surprised how easy the whole process has been made even when the distance between us is geographically quite large. Your responses to me have always been extremely prompt and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in a similar situation. Thank you for all your hard work on this matter resulting in this speedy offer and resolution.


I am very grateful to you for taking on my claim and more than satisfied with the outcome. I never expected it to be settled so quickly and without any fuss, and thank you for recovering all your legal costs and expenses from the third party insurers, that was a nice surprise.


I have no hesitation in recommending Catherine Hyde and Coodes Solicitors. The service I have received has been excellent. Catherine is extremely attentive, is quick to respond to any queries and is very thorough. I was kept informed all the way throughout the case and all the advice I was given was clear. I am very grateful to Catherine for the service I received.


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