Richard Gordon QC
Richard Gordon is widely recognised as one of the leading silks in Administrative and Public Law, Constitutional Law and Human Rights/Civil Liberties. Increasingly, too, he is recommended in judicial review for EU and Competition Law cases. He is a Visiting Professor at University College London and Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. In 2008 he was a Senior Visiting Fellow at Auckland and Melbourne Universities, and Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong 2008 - 2011. He is currently on the Panel of Queen's Counsel as an advocate for the Welsh Government.
He has acted in many of the most important Public Law, Constitutional and Human Rights cases in recent years. He appears regularly before the UK appellate courts as well as in foreign jurisdictions and before the ECJ and European Court of Human Rights.
His recent Public Law cases include
- the Olympic Legacy judicial review challenge involving competition and procurement issues in which he acted for the Olympic Park Legacy company;
- two landmark constitutional cases before the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong and another case involving significant constitutional issues before the Fiji Court of Appeal on behalf of the Government of Fiji;
- advising a number of hedge funds on human rights issues that have recently come before the Icelandic courts;
- Advising Cable and Wireless on a judicial review involving regulatory competition issues in Jamaica;
- successfully representing Virgin Media before the CAT and in the Court of Appeal,on the BSkyB merger case;
- successfully representing the Boundary Committee of England in the Court of Appeal;
- acting for Lord Ballyedmond in a major EU case in Northern Ireland on veterinary medicinal products;
- advising on a range of constitutional, public law and human rights issues including the Digital Economy Act for BT, sanctions regimes issues in relation to Libya and Iraq, disclaimer of peerages and the statutory powers of numerous public bodies including Ofcom, BT, Transport for London and National Grid Gas;
- appearing for Philip Morris International in the POSD judicial review challenge.
He has also recently advised in two high profile cases involving National Grid Gas and the Gas regulator and has also advised a British citizen seeking to raise issues of public international law as part of his defence in a case involving UN sanctions against Iraq. He is currently instructed in two high-profile commercial fundamental rights cases that are likely to be litigated in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.