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Gordon Nurse

| Call 1973

Profile: Overview

Gordon is a leading commercial and Chancery practitioner with considerable experience both as a barrister and a Deputy Chancery Master. He has a particular interest in the regulation of sport and is currently the Chair of the England Hockey Appeal Panel and a member of the Judicial Commission of the International Hockey Federation. He was appointed Disciplinary Commissioner of the FIH with effect from January 2013.


Experience and Expertise

Gordon has been consistently recommended by Chambers UK as a leading traditional Chancery practitioner. A recent edition of Chambers UK notes that he is "an extremely able chancery practitioner, who handles both traditional and commercial cases with ease and dexterity."

He has a broad practice, ranging from multi-million-pound disputes in the Commercial Court to Applications for statutory Wills in the Court of Protection, and including most areas of the Law normally litigated in the Chancery Division. His experience as a Deputy Chancery Master (appointed in 2002) enables him to provide for his clients a clear and above all practical approach to litigation and procedure.

His practice reflects his keen interest in sport. He has advised on a wide variety of sporting matters, in particular the management of sports clubs and governing bodies, the drafting of club constitutions, and the obtaining of charitable status by organisations concerned with sport.

He also has considerable experience in the drafting and enforcement of disciplinary regulations concerned with sport. He is the Disciplinary Commissioner of the International Hockey Federation and was a member of the Hockey Jury of Appeal at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.



Recent directory editorial comment and feedback from instructing solicitors has included the following:



Member of the Chancery Bar Association; the Professional Negligence Bar Association and the Charity Law Association.


On a Personal Note

Gordon is an accomplished musician (trumpet and piano) and sportsman (former international hockey player).


Other Details

VAT Registration Number: 234346868

Bar Membership Number: 16200


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Gordon Nurse
“Sources value his ability to cut through issues and put things in simple, elegant terms. His practice mixes the commercial with the traditional and takes in professional negligence, charities and estates and trusts work.”

Chambers UK