Professor Greg Gordon
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



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 Memberships

Head of School

External Memberships

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 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 Responsibilities

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


Level 1: Delict and Unjustified Enrichment

Level 2: Business Law (in Aberdeen and Qatar)

Level 3: Energy Law

Level 4: Civil Liberties


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)



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  • 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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Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Conferences

Contributions to Journals