Retired District Judge and Nominated Judge of the Court of Protection
Gordon qualified as a solicitor in 1967 after gaining LL.B (Hons) at Manchester University in 1964. He was appointed a District Judge at Preston in 1992 after 28 years of general legal practice in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria and became a Deputy Master of the former Court of Protection in 2001 to hear cases in the north of England and then a nominated judge of the (new) Court of Protection. Before retiring in 2012 he was a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, patron of Solicitors for the Elderly
, vice-president of Association of Law Costs Draftsmen
and tutor judge at the Judicial College (formerly Judicial Studies Board). He was a part-time Chair of Social Security Appeals Tribunal (1985-2001).
Gordon has written and lectured extensively on topics concerned with older and disabled people and the law. Books include Mental Handicap and the Law
, Elderly Client Handbook
, Butterworths Older Client Law Service
, Elderly People and the Law
, Mental Capacity – The New Law
and Mental Capacity – Law and Practice
. He is general editor of Court of Protection Practice
and has contributed to many other volumes including Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents
, Atkins Court Forms
and Butterworths Wills Probate and Administration Service
In 2010 he was awarded the OBE for “Services to the Administration of Justice and to Disabled People”.