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David Walton

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Gorvins Solicitors

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David is Partner and Head of Employment Law at Gorvins Solicitors. David advises across the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, for both employers and employees. David is an experienced litigator and advocate in the Employment Tribunal and has had significant success defending employment claims on behalf of employers. As well as providing day-to-day advice to his employer clients, David also has expertise in more complex employment issues such as whistleblowing, TUPE, the role of directors and the application and enforceability of restrictive covenants.


Qualified in 1998. Trainee Solicitor Kippax Beaumont Lewis from 1996 - 1998. Solicitor at Wacks Caller in Manchester from 1998 - 2002. Associate Solicitor at Cobbetts in Manchester from 2002 - 2004. Partner at Myers Lister in Altrincham from 2004 - 2008. Partner at Gorvins from 2008 to date


Blackburn School (1984 - 1991); Durham University, Collingwood College (1991 - 1994); CPE at University of Central Lancashire (1994 - 1995); LPC at Chester College of Law (1995 -1996)

North West: Human resources


Within: Employment

The Gorvins Solicitors' employment team, led by David Walton, provides comprehensive employment law advice, with specialisms in a number of areas, including work relating to redundancy and bulk settlement agreements, where the firm has recently seen an uptick in instructions. Other areas of expertise include representing employers in Employment Tribunal cases, disciplinary matters and providing employment support on corporate matters. The team is also recognised for its proficiency in relation to family-friendly rights and its assisting businesses and local cancer centres as well as charities with advice to individuals and employers in the management of cancer issues in the workplace.

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Employment: employee/union firms

Within: Leading individuals

David Walton - Gorvins Solicitors

Within: Employment: employee/union firms

The practice at Gorvins Solicitors, which is led by David Walton, has recently seen an uptick in work relating to collective redundancies and bulk compromise agreements, as well as settlement agreements for both senior executives and lower-level employees. The team also regularly assists employees with their Employment Tribunal claims with Walton often conducting his own advocacy. Advice for employees and their families affected by cancer is a particular niche area of expertise for the firm, while another specialist area is advice on maternity and pregnancy discrimination, which a speciality of senior associate Danielle Ayres.

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