Gordon, David

David Gordon

Partner

Dave Gordon is a partner in our Environmental, Safety & Health Group.

He is dual qualified with a scientific background and PhD in Environmental Toxicology and advises on both technical and legal issues arising from EU environmental regulation.

Dave is a recognised national expert in dealing with environmental compliance, sustainability and negotiation with statutory authorities and has particular experience in dealing with the negotiation and apportionment of environmental liability on large multi-jurisdictional M&A and real estate transactions.

Dave is one of the few environmental lawyers with ‘hands on’ experience of enforcement under the UK Contaminated Land Regime and has advised on some the largest regeneration projects in Europe including environmental and remediation issues associated with the delivery of the 2012 London Olympics. His expertise also extends to cover energy and utility matters having advised in this sector for over 10 years, increasingly in respect of renewable energy projects.

David is also recognise by the Law Society for his chemical sector expertise, having gained a national profile advising on chemical regulatory issues such as REACH and CLP, and is recognised by both The Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK to be a leading individual in environmental law and is recommended for his scientific background which "puts him in an enviable position when advising clients on both technical and legal issues" - Chambers UK. Dave is also listed in the most recent publication of the Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.

Dave is a Member of the UK Environmental Law Association and is on the board of PLC Environment.

Explore

  • Advising an international utility provider on their environmental permitting requirements for a bio-fuel project to power trade effluent plants across the UK.
  • Advising a renewable energy provider on an historic landfill site and liability for landfill gas migration, remediation and mitigation options.
  • Acting for the Land Restoration Trust on the legal aspects of site acquisition, liability transfer and remediation of a large former chemical works.
  • Acting for London Thames Gateway in dealing with the management and the appointment of their environmental consultancy team and scope of works for the sustainable regeneration/remediation of their Gateway project.
  • Advising a number of US corporations on the implementation of REACH requirements and procedures across the EU, including drafting bespoke consortium documentation.
  • Advising on over 300 sites determined contaminated under the UK contaminated land regime.
  • Advising on all environmental aspects of the largest automotive sector disposal in the UK.

Education

  • University of Birmingham, Ph.D., 1984
  • University of Birmingham, M.C.Sc., 1984
  • University of Birmingham, B.Sc., 1984

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 1992
  • Recognized as a leading individual by Chambers UK 2016
  • Recommended as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Environment
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Planning

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