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, Agriculture and Landed Estates

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Accreditations / Awards

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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