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Angela Gorton


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, charities and non-for-profit organisations and she has particular experience of advising clients in the healthcare, IT, retail, transport, construction and professional services sectors.

Career Milestones

  • 1995  Leeds Metropolitan University (LLB (Hons))
  • 1995  Chester Law School
  • 1996  Leeds Metropolitan University (LLM)
  • 1998  Qualified as a Solicitor
  • 2001  Worked for Hammonds (now Squire Sanders)
  • 2005  Worked for Hempsons
  • 2006  Worked for Fox Hayes
  • 2006  Became an Associate
  • 2007  Became a Partner
  • 2017 Awarded ILM Exceptional Trainer Certificate

What Others Say

Angela is a popular choice with clients, her advice having been described as "invaluable", "constructive", "effective" and "efficient".  She is noted in particular for her pragmatic approach, with client feedback stating:

It has been a pleasure working with someone as competent and commercially aware as Angela."
Jon Harris - formerly of the Personal Investment Fund

Her responses are swift, detailed and comprehensive, as well as being tailored to our company's needs. - Michele West - Simcyp Ltd

You have always been most helpful, professional and knowledgeable. It's what keeps us coming back to you. - Alexia Young-Husband Francis - Higher Education Academy

She works with individuals and organisations in sectors ranging from charity to retail, on the full remit of employment law. Clients describe her as "very knowledgeable in any subject."- Chambers & Partners UK 2016

Angela Gorton's "knowledge is just unbelievable and her memory astounds me."
Chambers & Partners UK 2013

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.

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