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Gordon Dadds LLP

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Nick Goldstone

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Gordon Dadds LLP

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution


I joined Gordon Dadds in 2014 from Davenport Lyons which I joined in 2011. After reading PPE at St Peter’s College, Oxford, I began my legal training at Kagan Morris, before joining Harbottle & Lewis upon qualification. I hold an additional qualification as Solicitor Advocate, which means I am authorised to exercise rights of audience in the High Court in all proceedings and in other courts in civil proceedings.

My practice focuses chiefly on commercial litigation and dispute resolution, but I also have experience of civil fraud, media related disputes, reputation management and human rights. Over the course of my career, I have acted in numerous high-profile cases, including acting for The Face in defence of the Jason Donovan defamation case in 1992 and for Peter Buck (REM guitarist) in the air rage matters relating to his flight from Seattle to London in 2001.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Gordon Dadds LLP has particular expertise in advising on shareholder and commercial disputes involving fraudulent misrepresentation. Dispute resolution head Nick Goldstone focuses on commercial litigation; he is also noted for matters involving civil fraud, media-related disputes and reputation management. Nicholas Yapp, Gareth Jones, Philip Cohen and Dean Nicholls are also highly regarded.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

At Gordon Dadds LLP dispute resolution head Nick Goldstone acts for claimants against the press and broadcasters, while the ‘intellectually brilliant and ruthlessly effective’ Robin Shaw acts for Private Eye on a number of matters, including successfully dismissing an application by Cambridgeshire Police to obtain access to Private Eye’s subscriptions list. Melanie Hart joined Harbottle & Lewis LLP.

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