Year of call: 1991
Gordon qualified and practised as a solicitor and was a senior lecturer in law before being called to the Bar in 1991. He practises in the area of personal injury, fatal accidents, clinical negligence, sanctions, procedural issues, limitation and costs. He has been involved in several of the leading cases relating to procedure and the assessment of damages.
Gordon is often the first port of call for lawyers faced with procedural, sanctions or limitation difficulties.
Gordon is the author of several of the major texts on personal injury damages. Munkman and Exall on Damages for Personal Injury and Death is in its 14th edition, Gordon’s “Guide to Fatal Accidents” is now in its 4th edition as is his book “Personal Injury Practice Notes”. He has contributed to several of the major works on damages and procedure including the latest edition of Munkman on Employer’s Liability.
In addition, Gordon’s blog on civil procedure, “Civil Litigation Brief” has been described as “essential reading for any litigator” receiving well over 1 million views each year.
Construction of Part 36 offers when claimant makes an offer on liability in a case where causation was in issue.”
Successfully defended application to set aside notice of discontinuance and disapply one way cost shifting. Court’s discretion not to set off costs of application against costs covered by QOCS
Defendant had not complied with unless order, case stood struck out. Claimant should have succeeded at trial on the merits in the asbence of evidence about risk assessments.
Successful appeal against striking out of action when the claimant had given an inaccurate statement of value on the claim form
Successful appeal on relief from sanctions hearing where costs budget served late
Costs after late acceptance of a Part 36 offer
Issue of liabilty owed by overtaking driver causing substantial injuries
Successful defence of witness in personal injury case alleged to have been in contempt of court
Appropriate procedure for challenging service of the claim form
Service on tenant’s address not good service on landlord
Appropriate address for service of claim form
Effect on judgment on ability to defend claim for damages
Chambers & Partners (2022)
“A leader in his field.”
Chambers & Partners (2021)
“A leader in this field.”
Legal 500 (2021)
“Gordon has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law. He is extremely approachable on any matter whether small or complex and high value.”
Chambers & Partners (2018)
“Renowned for his written work and opinions in complex cases, particularly fatal accident claims. He has authored a number of widely read texts relevant to the personal injury field.”
Chambers & Partners (2017)
“His knowledge and experience is phenomenal and he is extremely personable with clients, especially when difficult decisions have to be made.”
Chambers & Partners (2016)
“He’s very thorough, with a good eye for the law and detail”.
Chambers & Partners (2014)
“He can cut to the core of the issue and is very practical in his approach. Gordon is also extremely approachable and good with clients; very down to earth and explains everything on a level they can understand and grasp.”
Legal 500 (2019)
“Noted for his experience in fatal accident cases.”
Legal 500 (2016)
‘A colossus in the legal world.’
“He is a behemoth in the procedural world. He is quick, up to date and an excellent worker”
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