Gordon, currently a tenant of 12 King’s Bench Walk in London, commenced practice at the Johannesburg Bar in the late 1980s. He established a busy commercial practice before being called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996. He specialises in aviation and aviation insurance disputes, which frequently involve complex multi-jurisdictional claims. He is instructed on behalf of a wide range of commercial aviation interests, including airlines, airport owners, charter operators, ground handling companies, aircraft maintenance organisations (and their insurers) in a range of claims.
Gordon has a large aviation, aviation insurance and general commercial practice and he is regularly instructed by leading city law firms to appear in High Court litigation and ADR proceedings. He also advises and appears for the London war risks market and he has been involved in private arbitration proceedings in respect of losses in Libya, Chad and Afghanistan.
Gordon has argued some of the leading aviation insurance cases in the South African High Court and the South African Supreme Court of Appeal and he regularly appears in High Courts in neighbouring countries. Acting for these clients, and their insurers, in ADR proceedings is a growing area of his practice as arbitration and mediation proceedings become increasingly popular.