Angela West

Angela West

Associate Solicitor & Head of Employment

Originally from South Wales, Angela qualified in a leading commercial Cardiff law practice in 2000 before moving to a Gwent law firm where Angela became a salaried Partner. Angela joined Goughs in August 2015 as an Associate Solicitor and heads the Employment department.

Angela acts for SMEs, national and international companies and third sector organisations, undertaking all aspects of tribunal work and non contentious work such as drafting executive agreements, contracts and HR policies.

Angela also represents individuals and has acted for various high profile clients such as doctors, consultants, QCs, and national sports people, as well as senior executives. Angela also advises school and academies.

Angela has recently been involved in: -

  • Representing a senior barrister in an employment litigation claim
  • Securing numerous high value deals for senior executives
  • Representing an international company at a 10 day Employment Tribunal
  • Attending and advised on numerous disciplinary hearings
  • Representing a whistle-blower in the NHS which resulted in a 22 day contested hearing at Tribunal

Outside work, Angela writes a monthly feature for a local newsletter and is an active member of the local Chamber of Commerce. Angela also writes and presents at our regular HR Forums.

Where did you grow up?

What was your first job?
Working in my parents' grocery shop

What are your hobbies?
Hill walking, Astronomy, travelling, and supporting Ospreys rugby club

What is your favourite food?
Roast dinner with all the trimmings

What is your favourite drink?
Prosecco or a good Valpolicella

What is your favourite film?
It’s a Wonderful Life

What is your favourite group/artist?
ABBA and some Tom Jones!

What is your favourite book?
Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)

Your likes?
Skiing, friends and family, wildlife, the great outdoors, blue sky, and going to the theatre

Your dislikes?
Selfish or arrogant people, laziness and prawns

Any personal ambitions?
To learn to ride a horse, and to drive Route 66 in a Cadillac Convertible