About Angela

Angela has a wealth of experience in dealing with the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.

Client’s appreciate Angela’s commercially minded ‘no nonsense’ approach and her ability to work closely and effectively with clients in order to ensure that problems are avoided and/or dealt with in a calm, efficient and effective manner.

Angela frequently represents clients in the Employment Tribunal and has particular expertise in advising senior executives in relation to recruitment and termination issues.

Angela’s typical clients include PLC’s, owner managed businesses, schools, charities and non-for-profit organisations. She has particular experience of advising clients in the healthcare, education, IT, retail, transport, construction and professional services sectors.

Angela is also a deputy registrar for the Leeds Diocese, a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Association and the Ecclesiastical Law Society. Angela supports the Leeds Registrar in advising the Bishop of Leeds and the various parishes and churches in a variety of matters. She issues common licences for marriage where appropriate.  She also advises both The Leeds and York Diocesan Boards of Finance on various issues, including employment and clergy related matters.  She has also advised PCC’s and trustees of other religious organisations on issues of recruitment, safeguarding, discipline and dismissal. Angela also advises church schools on educational and employment related matters as and when required.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Ecclesiastical Law Society
  • Ecclesiastical Law Association


When not at work

Once upon time Angela enjoyed travelling to exotic climes such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Russia, Costa Rica and trying any thrill seeking activity she could.  However since having children, Angela now runs around like a headless chicken trying to fit all her household chores in to the little spare time she has available, playing with her children, and looking forward to the day they leave home when she will resume her previous pastimes of fine dining and a good bottle of wine…savoured, in peace and quiet.

Sectors that Angela is involved in:

Start-Up Scale-Up, Education, Ecclesiastical Law, Diocesan Registry Leeds, Independent Schools

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Accreditations / Awards

Secret CCTV and the right to privacy

Discrimination awards increase from April

Discrimination claims can be expensive. Very expensive. Compensation is uncapped.

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 8th April 2021

Secret CCTV and the right to privacy

Changes to National Minimum Wage

April 2021 sees an increase to various statutory pay rates and changes to the National Minimum wage rates (and age at which certain rates are received).

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 12th March 2021

Force Majeure

New Jobs Support Scheme and Important New Coronavirus Regulations

Last Thursday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the creation of a New Job Support scheme which will come into place after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Pencil iconBy Sabrina Rahman on 28th September 2020

Changes to furlough scheme

Changes to furlough scheme

The Government have announced further changes to the furlough scheme. The precise detail has not yet been released and further guidance is anticipated on 12 June.

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 1st June 2020

Returning to Work, Health & Safety and Employee Complaints – Key Issues For Employers

Extension of furlough scheme

The Furlough scheme is to be extended until the end of October 2020 in an effort to help businesses readjust and ease employees back to work.

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 12th May 2020

Is there anything Sellers can do to get ahead?

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (latest update)

The Government has provided a direction to HMRC regarding the payment and management of amounts to be paid under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 16th April 2020

ICO provides clarification on Data Protection principles in light of Covid-19

ICO provides clarification on Data Protection principles in light of Covid-19

As is the case with many organisations across the globe, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released responses to some frequently asked questions they

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 27th March 2020

Keep calm and don't forget the GDPR! 1

Keep calm and don’t forget the GDPR!

The nation and world at large are currently gripped by a Covid-19 induced panic.

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 16th March 2020

The UK Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is now available - Covid19.

Coronavirus – top 10 tips

As concerns continue about the spread of the coronavirus we have had a number of clients contact us for advice on how to best manage

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 6th March 2020

Secret CCTV and the right to privacy

Changes to the content of Statement of Terms and Conditions and Contracts

After 27 years, the law on what goes in the statement of terms and conditions that employers are obliged by law to provide to their staff

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 18th February 2020

Data Law

Cavalier attitude to data protection leads ICO to levy its first fine under the GDPR

The long awaited and much anticipated first UK fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 3rd January 2020

Secret CCTV and the right to privacy

Secret CCTV and the right to privacy

Can an employer rely on covert CCTV recordings in order to fairly dismiss an employee when there are concerns over theft? If they do so,

Pencil iconBy Angela Gorton on 8th November 2019

I work closely with Angela Gorton who has taken the time to get to know our business, is always on the end of a phone and gives sound, practical advice. Angela is definitely my first ‘go-to’ for legal advice.

Legal 500 2019

You (Angela Gorton) have always been most helpful, professional and knowledgeable. It's what keeps us coming back to you.

Alexia Young-Husband Francis

Higher Education Academy

Her (Angela Gorton) responses are swift, detailed and comprehensive, as well as being tailored to our company's needs.

Michele West

Simcyp Ltd

It has been a pleasure working with someone as competent and commercially aware as Angela.

Jon Harris

Personal Investment Fund

Angela is a popular choice with clients, her advice having been described as "invaluable", "constructive", "effective" and "efficient".

Legal 500 2019


Leeds Metropolitan University (LLB (Hons))

Chester Law School

Leeds Metropolitan University (LLM)

Qualified as a Solicitor

Worked for Hammonds (now Squire Sanders)

Worked for Hempsons

Worked for Fox Hayes

Became an Associate

Became a Partner

Joined Lupton-Fawcett

Awarded ILM Exceptional Trainer Certificate

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