Gordons hires five in expansion drive

Gordons has made 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.

Wilson will work closely with head of department, Phillip Paget, to increase 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 the dispute resolution team at Gordons.

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, while Chris Old has been recruited from York law firm Langleys as a claims handler in the defendant personal injury department.

Welcoming the five new appointments 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.”

Pictured, from left to right: Kara Priestley, Chris Old, Catherine Wilson and Scott Nodder