Kevin Gordon

Called in 2013

Areas of Practice
Direct Public Access Barristers, Family

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Practice Profile

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Kevin is a specialist family law barrister with a very rounded knowledge of public and private family law including ancillary relief matters. Having worked over 13 years with leading local authorities, managing and dealing with complex child protection cases, Kevin brings a socio-legal understanding to family law not generally found at the Family Bar.

Kevin was called to the England and Wales Bar in 2013. Prior to that Kevin worked through the ranks from social worker to Deputy Service Manager, specialising in complex care proceedings and private family law matters. He also volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) and the Hammersmith HIV Law Clinic. He is particularly skilled at handling child arrangement disputes and managing difficult clients.  Social workers have commented that ‘Kevin just gets it’. Kevin continues to represents parents, and local authority in various matters including sexual abuse allegations, emotional, physical abuse and neglect and cases with international elements.   

Kevin began work in Jamaica as a probation and aftercare officer; working with accusers, supporting the court in civil cases, and was the lead worker when dealing with cases involving children. Kevin developed skills and interests in working with children, and is highly skilled at engaging with families and working for fair solutions.

Through his work with the NCDV Kevin supported the court as a Mackenzie friend, becoming a specialist in domestic violence. Trained in systemic therapy, Kevin has a solution-focused approach when working with clients and advocates alike. He has been praised for his calmness and sensitivity when dealing with clients at times of high emotional stress.

While attending Birkbeck College (completed with a first class honours), Kevin worked with the Hammersmith HIV Law Clinic, conducting research and holding joint interviews with solicitors and clients.

Outside of Chambers, Kevin enjoys attending the opera and ballet.  He danced professionally as a contemporary ballet dancer for over six years and now supports the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn as the lead choreographer and dancer during their annual Miscellany Production.

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Health and Care Professions Council (Registered Social Worker)

Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Bar Pro Bono Unit 

Ambassador for Kalisher Scholarship Trust


Education

University of Law, Bar Professional Training Course, 2013

Birkbeck College, University of London, LLB Law (First Class Hons.), 2011

Certificate in Counselling and Social Work, 2005

University of the West Indies, Economics and Political Science (B.Sc. Hons), 2000


Publication

‘Occupation Orders: Are we there Yet?’ (Family Law Week, 7 July 2016)


Awards

Prince of Wales Scholar, Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, 2012

Advocacy Training Recipient, Kalisher Scholarship Trust, 2012


direct access

Kevin is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

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Contact

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Temple, London

EC4Y 7AP

T 020 7353 2532

F 020 7353 5321

E clerks@5pumpcourt.com

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Hours

8.30 am until 7.00 pm

Urgent out-of-hours

07976 368031

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