Dr Greg Gordon

Dr Greg Gordon
LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., Dip.LP, Ph.D, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Head of School of Law
Senior Lecturer

Dr Greg Gordon
Dr Greg Gordon

Contact Details

work +44 (0)1224 272418
fax +44 (0)1224 272442
The University of Aberdeen Taylor Building, Room C38


Greg Gordon joined the School of Law as a lecturer in 2004 after a period working in Aberdeen and London as a solicitor specialising in litigation, primarily in the oil and gas sector.  He became a senior lecturer in 2011.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Gordon is the Head of School.  He previously served as Deputy Head of School and as the Co-Director for Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law.

Dr Gordon’s principal teaching and research interests are in energy law (particularly upstream oil and gas law), delict/tort and commercial contracting. 

Dr Gordon is the General Editor of the Stair Memorial Encyclopedia and a Trustee of the TB Smith Memorial Trust.  He is also a local committee member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and in this connection will be pleased to hear from students interested in becoming student members.


Research Interests

Upstream oil and gas law; Scots law generally; the law of delict/tort.

Current Research

Dr Gordon's present research projects focus primarily upon the decommissioning of offshore installations and the Scots law of negligence.


Teaching Responsibilities

Mr Gordon currently co-ordinates and/or teaches on the following the courses: 


Level 1: Delict and Unjustified Enrichment

Level 3: Energy Law


The North Sea Energy Law Programme (4-seat professional masters programme delivered in conjunction with the Universities of Groningen, Oslo and Copenhagen)
Contracting in Hydrocarbon Operations

Legal Principles (Distance Learning)
Cooperative Oil and Gas Contracts (Distance Learning)
Risk Allocation in Oil and Gas Service Sector Contracts (Distance Learning)


Legal Issues in Decommissioning Operations: Regulation (online and on campus)
Legal Issues in Decommissioning Operations: Commercial (online and on campus)


Further Info

External Responsibilities

General Editor, Stair Memorial Encyclopedia
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (2016)
Visiting Lecturer, Louisiana State University (2015)
External examiner, Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Local Board member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Admin Responsibilities

Head of School

Aberdeen Co-ordinator, North Sea Energy Law Programme

PhD Supervision Interests

Mr Gordon is interested in supervising research students working in the areas of upstream oil and gas law or the law of delict.



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