Partner – Employment
Angela has over 20 years of experience in dealing with the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.
Described as a ‘Key lawyer’ in Legal 500, clients appreciate Angela’s personable, yet commercially minded ‘no nonsense’ approach. She works closely with senior leaders and HR professionals to ensure HR problems are avoided and/or managed in a calm, efficient and effective manner. She also represents senior executives.
Partner in employment
Angela advises on complex HR investigations, discrimination unfair and wrongful dismissal and frequently represents clients in the Employment Tribunal and has particular expertise in advising senior executives in relation to recruitment and termination issues.
Angela acts on behalf of a number of household named clients in the hospitality, housebuilding, logistics, care and scientific industries, ranging from large Plc’s to smaller owner managed businesses, charities and non-for-profit organisations.
Angela is also the deputy registrar for the Leeds Diocese, a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Association and the Ecclesiastical Law Society. Angela supports the Registrar in advising the Bishop of Leeds, Diocesan Board of Finance, various parishes and churches in many aspects of ecclesiastical and employment law. She also advises PCC’s, leaders of church schools and trustees of other religious organisations on various employment and ecclesiastical matters as and when required.
“I provide commercial, strategic advice tailored to the client and their individual circumstances. Both employment and ecclesiastical law advice requires a cocktail of empathy, understanding and robustness which need to fluctuate in any given situation and according to risk profile. My down to earth approach allows me to deliver client expectations in what is often very challenging situations.”
Angela Gorton Corporate Employment
“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
“Angela is a popular choice with clients, her advice having been described as “invaluable”, “constructive”, “effective” and “efficient”.”
Legal 500 2019
“It has been a pleasure working with someone as competent and commercially aware as Angela.”
Jon Harris Personal Investment Fund
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