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Year of Call: 2007
Devil Masters: Sarah P.L. Wolffe QC; Shona Haldane QC; Chris Shead; Ronaldo A. Renucci
Qualifications: BA (Hons), University of York; M.Phil, University of Stirling; LL.B, Dip LP, University of Glasgow
Since calling Gordon has developed a commercial practice with particular interests in contract, company and insolvency, property, IP, professional negligence, employment and regulatory matters. He has been instructed in number of cases with an international dimension. He has appeared in the Outer and Inner Houses of the Court of Session, the sheriff court and the employment tribunal.
Prior to calling Gordon was a solicitor with a leading commercial firm for four years where he handled a broad range of commercial, contractual and property cases involving shareholder and partnership disputes, sale of goods, consumer credit, insolvency, judicial review, professional negligence and interim remedies. Acting for the pursuers he was involved in the preparations relative to Al Fayed & others v Commissioners of Revenue and Customs 2004 SC 7 (judicial review of a forward tax agreement) and in the protracted negotiations relative to that case and associated claims.
- Tutor, Company and Commercial, Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh (2007 - 2010).
- Member of the Faculty sub-committee responding to the proposed introduction of a European Account Preservation Order.
- The Non-Harassment Order, an Interim Remedy, SLT 2012, 19, 115 - 118.
- Acting for aircraft lessors seeking to recover possession of two V2500 aero-engines over which the defenders assert a right of lien pending payment of sums due by an insolvent Mexican airline (Wilmington Trust Co & another v Rolls Royce Plc & IAE Aero Engines AG  CSOH 157,  CSOH 151).
- Acting for shareholders of a farming business in a petition under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006 in which the parties disagree about the treatment of a right of pre-emption relating to ground which has substantial potential development value.
- Acting for a utility company defending a claim by energy consultants for repayment of sums paid in error in respect of which the defenders assert a right of retention.
- Acting for a company based in Abu Dhabi seeking damages for fraud relating to the supply of oil well drilling equipment manufactured in England and Norway and sold by the defenders to a state-owned Iranian oil company.
- Acting for a finance company in an action for damages for breach of warranties as to quality said to have been implied into finance agreements relating to the supply of commercial vehicles.
- Acting for a local authority in proceedings relating to the breach of court orders interdicting the respondents from entering a travelling persons site.
- Advising a utility company in relation to a claim for payment of sums due to the pursuers under a deemed contract for the supply of electricity.
- Acting for the petitioners in an action for rectification of documents executed in the course of a corporate restructuring.
- Successfully representing defender and third party, both finance companies, in a Court of Session proof relating to whether the brakes of a new Bentley failed while the vehicle was travelling at speed (CMS (Scotland) Limited v ING lease (UK) Ltd & Mann Island Finance 2010 CSOH 39).
- Successfully representing the interests of the third party in a hearing on liability for expenses subsequent to proof (CMS (Scotland) Limited v ING lease (UK) Ltd & Mann Island Finance 2010 CSOH 127).
- Acting for the manufacturers of a popular brand of blended whisky in a claim relating to trade mark infringement, passing off and an application for revocation of registered marks under section 47 of the Trade Marks Act 1994.
- Acting for a Saudi Arabian company claiming damages for professional negligence and fraud relative to the commissioning of an industrial plant in Jeddah.
- Acting for the owners of a refurbished hotel facing a claim by developers under a forward funding agreement for payment of sums said to be due in respect of the breach of an undertaking to procure additional equity and debt funding from third parties to permit the defenders to pay specified sums to the pursuer at practical completion.
- Acting for a newly formed company and its managing director facing a claim for recompense and damages in respect of breach of fiduciary duties.
- Acting for a multinational brewer in a professional negligence claim against their former solicitors relating to the terms of a floating charge and a defectively expressed ranking agreement.
- Acting for an institutional landlord in an action relating to a tenant's obligations of repair.
- Acting for a utility company facing a claim for repayment of substantial sums in settlement of invoices said to have been overstated.
- Various winding up petitions (creditors', members' etc.) and associated applications to court. Various applications for interim interdict and orders under section 46 of the Court of Session Act 1988 relating, amongst other things, to recovery of possession of heritable property.
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