Dave Gordon is a partner in our Environmental, Safety & Health Group. He is dual qualified, with a scientific background and Ph.D. 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 multijurisdictional 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.
Dave is also recognised by the Law Society for his chemical sector expertise, having gained a national profile advising on chemical regulatory issues such as REACH and CLP, He 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.