Ranked in Tier 1 for Crime – The Legal 500 (2018)
“Adept at handling prosecution and defence work across a range of criminal cases.” – The Legal 500 (2018)
“A fearless and very persuasive advocate.” – The Legal 500 (2017)
“Experienced in sexual offences cases, fraud and conspiracy to supply trials, among other areas.” – The Legal 500 (2016)
David Gordon practised in crime and general common law for 10 years before specialising in heavyweight crime in Crown Courts throughout the North Eastern Circuit.
He prosecutes or defends in cases of murder and attempted murder, serious drugs offences, rape and other sexual offences (including against children and historic offences), violence and public disorder, and fraud of all types.
David is highly regarded for the standard of his preparation, his client care, and polished courtroom performance, whether prosecuting or defending.
‘Prosecutes and defends, and his workload includes cases involving fraud, murder, and other violent offences.’ – The Legal 500 (2015)
David Gordon is ‘recommended for his heavyweight criminal practice’ — Legal 500.
He has sat as a Recorder of the Crown Court since 1998 and was Head of Chambers at Sovereign Chambers from 2007 to 2012.
- R v Dockerty – successful prosecution of a high-school maths teacher in relation to rape and other sexual offences
- R v Gormally – successful prosecution of a man for motiveless attempted murder of stranger while he slept
- R v Khrbish – successful prosecution of man for attempted murder of baby by strangulation and choking
- R v Khan and others – leading junior in successful prosecution of a group of men for conspiracy to commit arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered (an attempted insurance fraud)
- R v Gresham – successful defence of a young man with severe mental impairment due to head injury charged with supply of Class-A drugs
- R v Davey and others – leading junior in successful prosecution of a group of men in relation to conspiracy to supply class-A drugs
- R v Fitzpatrick – leading junior in successful prosecution of woman for murder of her violent former boyfriend
- R v Strickland and Capuvanno – successful prosecution for mortgage fraud
- R v Nawaz Nawaz and Nawaz – successful prosecution for attempted murder of neighbour in ‘honour attack’
- R v Roger Limb – successful prosecution for internet-date serious sexual offences (featured on Crimewatch)
- R v Hamzavi – successful defence of Iranian refugee on charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.