Professor Greg Gordon

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

Head of School of Law
Personal Chair

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Professor Greg Gordon
Professor Greg Gordon

Contact Details

Telephone
work +44 (0)1224 272418
Fax
fax +44 (0)1224 272442
Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen Taylor Building, Room C36

Biography

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 and Professor Law in 2019.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prof 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.

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

Prof Gordon is an editorial board member 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.


Memberships and Affiliations

Internal

Head of School


External

Editorial Board Member: Stair Memorial Encyclopedia
Visiting Lecturer and Fellow, Wuhan University (2018)
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (2016 & 2020)
Visiting Lecturer, Louisiana State University (2015)
External examiner, Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Local Board member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Research

Research Overview

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

Current Research

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

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

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

Undergraduate

Level 1: Delict and Unjustified Enrichment

Level 2: Business Law (in Aberdeen and Qatar)

Level 3: Energy Law

Level 4: Civil Liberties


LLM

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)

MSc

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

 

Publications

Publications 

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  • Offshore safety: the European Commission’s legislative initiatives

    Gordon, G. W.

    European Energy & Law Report X. Roggenkamp, M., Bjornebye, H. (eds.). Intersentia, pp. 139-172, 33 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • First Thoughts on the Relationship Between the New “MER UK Obligation” and the Existing Licence Terms

    Gordon, G. W.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • A Supreme Case of Incompetence: Ruddy v Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 241-246

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • DHI/SCDI Energy and Constitutional Change Conversation: Oil and Gas

    Paterson, J. B., Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh: David Hume Institute. 32 pages

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

  • The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: The regulatory response in the United Kingdom and Europe

    Gordon, G. W.

    Shipping, Law and the Marine Environment in the 21st Century. Caddell, R., Thomas, R. (eds.). Lawtext Publishing Ltd

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Rigidity, discretion and potential reform: cost and fee allocation in Scotland

    Gordon, G. W.

    Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure. Reimann, M. (ed.). Springer, pp. 239-250, 12 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Environmental liability for offshore oil and gas operations in the UK

    Gordon, G.

    Environmental Liability, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 108-126

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Oil, Water and Law Don't Mix: Environmental Liability for Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in the UK: Part 1: Liability in the law of tort/delict and under the petroleum licence

    Gordon, G.

    Environmental Law and Management, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 1-11

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Oil, Water and Law Don't Mix: Environmental Liability for Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in the UK: Part 2: Liability Under Regulatory Law, the Environmental Liability Directive and OPOL

    Gordon, G. W.

    Environmental Law and Management, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 121-132

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Oil, water and law don't mix: Environmental liability for offshore oil and gas operations in the UK: Part I: Liability in the law of tort/delict and under the petroleum licence

    Gordon, G.

    Environmental Law and Management, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 3-11

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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