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Simon Gorton QC

Silk: 2011 | Call: 1988

Simon Gorton, who divides his time between Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool and Old Square Chambers in London, is "outstanding at building a case and excellent at cross-examination."

Chambers & Partners

"The impressive Simon Gorton QC is another vastly experienced employment specialist at the set and a real force to be reckoned with."

Chambers & Partners

His "tactical approach to proceedings" and "formidable" advocacy style give him an edge. one commentator noted: "His polite cross-examination technique is deadly."

Chambers & Partners


Simon Gorton QC is a barrister specialising in all aspects of employment law. Simon’s expertise is in Employment Tribunals, the High Court and at all appellate levels.

Simon regularly appears for and advises clients as diverse as banks, police forces, PLC’s, trade unions, hospital trusts, universities, individual claimants and direct access clients.

He has appeared in numerous reported cases that are wide ranging including equal pay and victimisation (Derbyshire v St Helens MBC, Fox Cross Claimants v Glasgow City Council), the lead authority in respect of contractual rights conferred by custom and practice (Shumba v Park Cakes Ltd), TUPE (Wilson v St Helens MBC, Housing Maintenance Solutions v McAteer, Arch Initiatives v Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust), whistleblowing (Noon Jhutti v Royal Mail Group), worker status (Hospital Medical Group Ltd v Woodward) the legality of strike ballots (Metrobus v Unite the Union), working time issues (South Manchester Abbeyfield Society v Hopkins) and unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal (Nugent Care Society v Boardman and Nunn v Royal Mail Group).

He is recommended as a leader in employment law both in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. Endorsements attributed to Simon include that he has “the right touch with clients” and is a “very practical and shrewd operator” who earns top marks for his expertise on equal pay and TUPE litigation; “incisive, determined”. Simon lectures regularly on a variety of employment law issues.


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