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

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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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  • Petroleum Licences - a legal cultural perspective: The United Kingdom

    Gordon, G., Paterson, J.

    The Character of Petroleum Licences. Soliman Hunter, T., Sunde, J., Nordveit, E. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 119-138, 19 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Decommissioning of Offshore Installations upon the UK Continental Shelf

    Gordon, G., Paterson, J.

    European Energy Law Report XIII. Roggenkamp, M., Banet, C. (eds.), pp. 307-327

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Background: the United Kingdom

    Heffro, R., Hazrati, M., Gordon, G. W., McCauley, D.

    Regulating Offshore Petroleum Resources. Pereira, E. G., Bjørnebye, H. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 128-164, 37 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Hydrocarbon Policies and Legislation: United Kingdom

    Gordon, G.

    Regulating Offshore Petroleum Resources. Pereira, E. G., Bjornebye, H. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 165-210, 46 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Decommissioning of (Abandoned or Disused) Offshore Installations

    Yiallourides, C., Gordon, G. W.

    Encyclopedia of Energy Law and the Environment. Roggenkamp, M., de Graaf, K., Fleming, R. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, 19 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Smith and South Africa: Eulogy for David Carey Miller

    Gordon, G. W.

    Northern Lights. Bain, D., Paisley, R., Simpson, A., Tait, N. (eds.). Aberdeen University Press, pp. 23-30, 8 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Current Practice and Emerging Trends in Regulating Onshore Exploration and Production in Great Britain

    Gordon, G. W., Hunter, T., Latta, S.

    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 245-283, 38 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Oil and Gas Law on the UKCS: Current Practice and Emerging Trends in Public and regulatory Law

    Gordon, G. W.

    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., , E. U. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 3-13, 11 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Oil and Gas Law on the UKCS: Current Practice and Emerging Trends in Contracting and Commercial Law

    Gordon, G. W., Cowie, J.

    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 3-12, 10 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Petroleum Licensing

    Gordon, G. W.

    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 81-131, 50 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Risk Allocation in Oil and Gas Service Contracts

    Gordon, G. W.

    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trend. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Usenmenz, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 175-234, 50 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • The UK's Energy Security

    Gordon, G. W., Usenmez, E., Cowie, J.

    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition, pp. 42-77, 36 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • The Wood Review and Maximising Economic Recovery Upon the UKCS

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

    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 133-169, 37 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Issues and Emerging Trends: Volume I: Research Management and Regulatory Law

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

    Vol. 1, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. 600 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Issues and Emerging Trends: Volume II: Commercial and Contract Law Issues

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

    Vol. 2, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. 600 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • A Song of Fire and Ice: A J Allan (Blairnyle) Limited & Anor v Strathclyde Fire Board

    Gordon, G.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 122-127

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • The Exclusion of Consequential Loss in the Piper Alpha Case: A Study of Lord Rodger’s Method of Textual Analysis

    Gordon, G.

    Continuity, Change and Pragmatism in the Law. Simpson, A. R., Styles, S. C., West, E., Wilson, A. L. (eds.). Aberdeen University Press, pp. 434-465, 32 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 417-418

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Energy Law in the United Kingdon

    Gordon, G., McHarg, A., Paterson, J.

    Energy Law in Europe. Roggenkamp, M., Redgwell, C., Ronne, A., Del Guayo, I. (eds.). OUP Oxford, pp. 1053-1136, 83 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • "...And Injustice for All": First Thoughts on Secondary Victims Following Young v MacVean

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 348-353

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Community Licence and Shale Gas in the UK

    Gordon, G. W.

    Energy Policy Conference 2013. Robert Gordon University, pp. 64-80, 16 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • An Energy and Natural Resources Court for Scotland?

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 419-424

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Business Regulation

    Gordon, G. W., Campbell, L., Plaxton, M. C.

    Business Law in Scotland. Black, G. (ed.). 3 edition. W Green, 38 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • The Law of Contract

    Gordon, G. W.

    Business Law in Scotland. Black, G. (ed.). 3rd edition. W. Green & Son, 72 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Book Review: Offshore Contracts and Liabilities (Tettenborn and Soyer, Eds)

    Gordon, G. W.

    The Journal of International Maritime Law, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 158-159

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Catherine Mitchell, Contract Law and Contract Practice

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 434-435

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Licensing the Exploration for and Production of Petroleum on the UK Continental Shelf

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

    Regulation of The Upstream Petroleum Sector. Hunter, T. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, pp. 107-132, 25 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Production Licensing on the UK Continental Shelf: Ministerial Powers and Controls

    Gordon, G. W.

    Louisiana State University (LSU) Journal of Energy Law and Resources, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1165-1188

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Private Law and Human Rights (ed, E Reid and D Vissier): Book Review

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 455-457

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • 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

  • Immunity Wearing Off: Jones v Kaney in the Supreme Court

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 238-242

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Sitting At A Crossroads: Personality Rights in Scots law

    Gordon, G. W.

    Juridical Review, pp. 277-281

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Petroleum Licensing

    Gordon, G. W.

    Oil and Gas Law. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Usenmez, E. (eds.). 2nd edition. Dundee University Press, pp. 65-109, 45 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Contribution, indemnification and exclusion: Farstad in the Supreme Court

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 259-265

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Mature Province Initiatives

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

    Oil and Gas Law. Paterson, J., Gordon, G., Usenmez, E. (eds.). Second edition. Dundee University Press, pp. 112-136, 25 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends

    Gordon, G. W. (ed.), Paterson, J. B. (ed.), Usenmez, E. (ed.)

    Dundee University Press, Dundee. 632 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Oil and Gas Law on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf: Current Practice and Emerging Trends

    Paterson, J., Gordon, G. W., Usenmez, E.

    Oil and Gas Law. Paterson, J., Gordon, G., Usenmez, E. (eds.). Second edition. Dundee University Press, pp. 1-13, 13 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • R (on the application of Prudential) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax: Qualified Legal Professionals in a Privileged Position

    Gordon, G. W.

    British Tax Review, vol. 2011, no. 1, pp. 73-81

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Review of 'Precontractual liability in European private law'. Ed by John Cartwright and Martijn Hesselink Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (www.cambridge.org), The Common Core of European Private Law, 2008. xxvi + 508 pp. ISBN 9780521516013. £85.

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 526-527

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Mature province initiatives

    Gordon, G., Paterson, J.

    Oil and Gas Law Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Usenmez, E. (eds.). 2 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 111-136, 26 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Oil and gas law current practice and emerging trends: 2nd edition

    Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üşenmez, E.

    Edinburgh University Press. 632 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Petroleum licensing

    Gordon, G.

    Oil and Gas Law Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 65-109, 45 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Risk allocation in oil and gas contracts

    Gordon, G.

    Oil and Gas Law. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Usenmez, E. (eds.). 2nd edition. Dundee University Press, pp. 443-497, 55 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Business regulation

    Gordon, G. W., Campbell, L., Plaxton, M. C.

    Business Law in Scotland. Black, G. (ed.). W. Green & Son, pp. 69-106, 38 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Contribution and indemnification

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 102-106

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Review of 'Contract terms'. Ed by Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel Oxford: Oxford University Press (www.oup.com), 2007. xlii + 344 pp. ISBN 978019922937. £90.

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 167-168

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Review of S Tromans, Nuclear Law

    Gordon, G. W.

    Environmental Liability, vol. 18, pp. 202

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • The Cullen Review of Fatal Accident Inquiries

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 303-306

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Hadley v Baxendale Revisited

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 125-129

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • The Economic Delicts

    Gordon, G. W.

    Delict. Thomson, J. (ed.). W. Green/Sweet & Maxwell, pp. 15.01-15.42, 42 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Delictual liability for Resultant Suicide: Corr v IBC Vehicles Limited

    Gordon, G.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 433-438

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • The Law of Contract

    Gordon, G. W.

    Business Law in Scotland. Black, G. (ed.). W Green, pp. 107-176, 70 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Fatal Accident Inquiry: Expenses against the Crown?

    Gordon, G.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 117-121

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • James v HM Advocate: Successive Conflicts of Interest

    Gordon, G. W.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 11, pp. 237-241

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Introduction and Context

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

    Oil and Gas Law. Gordon, G., Paterson, J. (eds.). Dundee University Press, pp. 1-10, 10 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Mature Province Initiatives

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

    Oil and Gas Law. Gordon, G., Paterson, J. (eds.). 1 edition. Dundee University Press, pp. 69-94, 27 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends

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

    Dundee University Press, Great Britain. 460 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Petroleum Licensing

    Gordon, G. W.

    Oil and Gas Law. Gordon, G., paterson, J. (eds.). 1 edition. Dundee University Press, pp. 27-68

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Risk Allocation

    Gordon, G. W.

    Oil and Gas Law. Gordon, G., Paterson, J. (eds.). 1 edition. Dundee University Press, pp. 335-382

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Keeping Up Appearances: Judicial Partiality, Natural Justice and Article 6(1) in Scots Law

    Gordon, G. W.

    Juridical Review, no. 3, pp. 241-265

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The Admissibility of Prior Statements of Witnesses and the Accused in Criminal Trials

    Gordon, G. W.

    Scottish Law and Practice Quarterly, pp. 352-365

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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