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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
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Richard Gordon QC

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Work 020 7379 3550
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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in public, administrative law, constitutional law and human rights law. Acts for both respondents and applicants in judicial review, particularly in the areas of commercial, EU environmental, local authority, civil liberties and human rights, health and social services. Important cases include: Iceland Bank Litigation (2011 and continuing); Independent Commission against Corruption v A (2011, Hong Kong); TTM v Hackney LBC (Court of Appeal 2011); B Sky B v Competition Commission (Court of Appeal, 2010); G v E (Court of Appeal, 2010); Quarase v Government of Fiji (2009 Fiji Court of Appeal); Rowse v Secretary for the Civil Service (Hong Kong CFI, 2008); Mucelli v Government of Albania (House of Lords, 2008); Norris v Government of the United States of America & ors [2008] UKHL 16; R (Misbehavin Ltd) v Belfast City Council (House of Lords, 2007); R (Yukos) v London Stock Exchange; R (Government of Spain) v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court; R (Transco) v Environment Agency; R (Watts) v Bedford Primary Care Trust [2003] All ER (D) 20 October 2003; R (Quintavalle) v Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority; R (Wilson) v First County Trust (HL); R (Munjaz) v Mersey Care NHS Trust; Environment Agency v Express Dairies; R (Delena Wells) v Secretary of State for Environment; Transport and the Regions; R (Prokopp) v LB Tower Hamlets & ors [2003] All ER (D) 112; Re the Rt Hon lain Duncan Smith MP March 2004 (acted successfully on behalf of lain Duncan Smith, former Leader of the Conservative opposition) in the Mawer Inquiry; Re Financial Services Commissioner of Gibraltar; R (Countryside Alliance) v Secretary of State; R (Rockware Glass) v Chester City Council; R (Scottish Power) v Power Gas and Electricity Market Authority; R (Norris) v Secretary of State; R v Ealing LBC BCJ v Audit Commission.

Career

Called 1972, Middle Temple; QC 1994; visiting professor Faculty of Laws UCL 1994; recorder 2000 to date; bencher Middle Temple 2003; special advocate 2005; honorary visiting professor Chinese University of Hong Kong 2008 to date; author of ‘Repairing British Politics – A Blueprint for Constitutional Change’ (2010); ‘Judicial Review in Hong Kong’ (2009), ‘EC Law in Judicial Review’ (OUP, 2007); ‘Judicial Review and the Human Rights Act’, ‘Judicial Review: Law and Procedure’, ‘Judicial Review and Crown Office Practice’, ‘Local Authority Powers’, ‘Human Rights in the United Kingdom’, ‘The Human Rights Act 1988 and Judicial Review’. Co-editor of ‘Local Authority Law’; editor in chief ‘Crown Office Digest’; consultant editor ‘Human Rights Law reports – UK cases’, ‘The Times’ 100 Panel (2009); Advisory Board Constitution Society UK.

Member

Administrative Law Bar Association; Society of Human Rights Lawyers.

Education

Oxford University (MA); London (LLM).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Richard Gordon QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has a wonderfully rigorous mind and has a range of niche practice areas.

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Richard Gordon QC - Brick Court ChambersClear, concise, authoritative, persuasive and imaginative.

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Competition

Within: Competition – Leading silks

Richard Gordon QC - Brick Court ChambersClarity of thought and management of arguments.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading silks

Richard Gordon QC - Brick Court ChambersClarity of thought and management of arguments.

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Environment

Within: Environment – Leading silks

Richard Gordon QC - Brick Court ChambersDifficult to beat as an imaginative and extremely agile lawyer, able to unlock the most difficult problems and present them with tremendous clarity and conviction.

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