“…Gordon’s unique selling point is that some of his ideas seem a bit odd at the time but then tend to work”- Chris Milsom, barrister, Cloisters Chambers.
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I come from a family with a strong legal tradition. My Dad was also a solicitor- he clocked up a remarkable 60 years’ service… The firm he set up still bears our family name.
Watching Dad at work taught me above all that the Law is about being dynamic helpful and practical… Another advantage of Dad’s career was his licensing work- for a boy growing up in the 1970s I got to eat out a lot and to develop my palate when Shepherd’s Pie was the main fare…
The Law Society Gazette once did a feature on me- My Legal Life charting my slightly unorthodox background: a brief spell in the army in Germany, a sandwich round, Shelter…before finally qualifying as a solicitor in 1993. I started in a busy legal aid practice dealing with some shocking behaviour: injunctions, prison visits and the like before joining a commercial firm and then setting up my own business in 2011.
I prefer my small practice to large firms mainly because I can do things my own way with the freedom to explore quick solutions.
I’m well aware that litigation is not much fun, and I genuinely thrive on quick finding compromise or ‘killer points’ when possible but, when more tricky challenges crop up, I have an established reputation in defeating claims. I haven’t lost a case for a very long time.
I enjoy legal training and have been a professional trainer with The Law Society, Central Law Tutors, ACCA, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UKTI and have been invited to organisations such as The Princes’ Trust, Compass Group and many smaller outfits to train managers and employees of all levels.
Most recently I trained an SME charity’s managers on Safe Changes in the Workplace via Teams and the elected representatives on a TUPE transfer at a Housing Association in Manchester.