Panellists

Charles Gordon

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS [fa icon="caret-right"]
Reinsurance
  • Political risk dispute involving abandonment/expropriation of power generating equip00ment in country subject to civil war
Wrongful trading
  • Claim against directors of insolvent UK company, part of an international group. Involvement of insolvent international bank and issues arising out of Global Financial Crisis
Bad faith
  • Dispute between US property company and international insurer before US courts

Contested probate and solicitors’ negligence

  • Dispute in relation to complex international estate
Offshore insolvency
  • Concerning worldwide financial services/banking group; included fraud and negligence allegations
Fraud and negligence
  • Allegations against London property professionals in respect of very valuable London real estate
Product Liability
  • Claims arising from alleged serious defects in household materials leading to personal injury claims, economic loss and property damage

Shareholder dispute

  • Dispute concerning lending to leading London hotels group, disputed pre-emption rights
Fraud
  • Alleged fraud against financial services company by offshore trusts, insurance coverage issues
Film Finance
  • Dispute over guarantee rights in respect of US film projects


HONOURS, MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Mentor with the Prince's Trust (2015 – present)
  • Leading international project relating to Micro Insurance in developing countries (2014-2015)
  • Law Works Fellow (2014-present)
  • Lecturer, Principles of Legal Drafting, Dar Es Salaam Law School, Tanzania (2014)
  • Member Law Society EU Committee (2014-present)
  • Ombudsman for Food Supply Chain Initiative (2014- 2015)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Queen Mary University College, London (2014-present)
  • Report into Judicial Standards in Bangladesh (2013)
  • European Commission Expert Group - EU Insurance Law (2013)
  • Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Insurers (2013)
  • Member Civil Mediation Council (2012 - present)
  • Chairman of Governors at New Beacon School (2008-2012)
  • Arbitrator (1990 to date)
  • Accredited Mediator (1990)
  • Founder Special Care Baby Charity, Farnborough Hospital, Kent (1987)
  • Licensed Insolvency Practitioner (1987)
BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Litigation Director, RBoS Action Group January to October 2016
  • Independent mediator and arbitrator with JAMS International 2014 to date
  • Partner, Litigation, head of International Insurance, (EMEA), DLA Piper (2001–2014). Consultant from 1/5/14 to 30/4/2015
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Bahamas (1998)
  • Partner, Head of Litigation and Insolvency, Manches (1985-2001)
  • Solicitor, Clifford Turner (now Clifford Chance) (1981-1985)
  • Barrister, 3 Doctor Johnson's Buildings, Temple, London, EC4 (1976-1981)
  • College of Law (1980)
  • Inns of Court School of Law (1975-1976)
  • Balliol College, Oxford (1971-1974)
  • St George's College, Weybridge, Surrey (1961-1970)
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Contact

Matthew Rushton
Deputy Managing Director
JAMS International, 70 Fleet Street,
London, UK EC4Y 1EU

T: +44 207 936 3538
F: +44 207 936 3325

mrushton@jamsinternational.com

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“We were very impressed with Charles Gordon in the recent mediation…he knew the case better than our opponents.” 

Silver Cirlce Law Firm, 2017