Gordons Announces New Hires

Monday 30th April 2018

Five New Hires

Gordons has announced five new appointments as the firm continues to expand its existing range of legal services.

Solicitor, Catherine Wilson, joins the Yorkshire firm’s employment team from Chester business services company, Ellis Whittam, where she was director of legal services. Catherine will work closely with head of department, Phillip Paget, to further grow the team’s existing activity in the retail, manufacturing, transport, healthcare and education sectors.

Scott Nodder arrives from Leeds law firm, Optima Legal, where he was head of complex litigation, as a legal executive in Gordons’ dispute resolution team.

The firm’s property litigation department has been further strengthened with the recruitment of solicitor, Kara Priestley, from Huddersfield law firm, Ramsdens.

Deborah Billingsley joins from Leeds law firm Ryan Property Law as a licensed conveyancer in the residential conveyancing team, whilst Chris Old has been recruited from York law firm, Langleys, as a claims handler in the defendant personal injury department.

Welcoming the five to the firm, Gordons partner and head of operations, Victoria Davey, said: “We are experiencing an increase in demand for our services across the firm, and these latest hires are indicative of that trend. Catherine, Scott, Kara, Deborah and Chris each have excellent skill sets within their own areas of expertise, but all share our firm’s distinct personable approach to providing straightforward, practical advice that gets results. We look forward to all of them contributing directly to our continued expansion.”


Gordons has offices in Leeds and Bradford and employs 196 people. Clients include retailers, B&M, Iceland and Morrisons; construction and high-performance materials manufacturer, Saint Gobain; and international brewers, Molson Coors.