Meet the team

DAVID GORDON – Founder and Managing Partner

David Gordon

David is an expert in corporate and commercial law with over twenty years of experience.  He advises entrepreneurs, businesses and individuals.  Clients enjoy his hands-on, simplified approach to complex areas of law.  He is able to offer practical solutions to legal issues in a timely manner.  He started his career in-house with the Bank of Scotland and moved to a large city law firm, before founding DG Law in 2004. He is passionate about delivering services to clients in a transparent, flexible and accessible way.  His core values are keeping integrity in the legal profession by providing clients with expert advice which is value for money.

David is also chairman for the Central London Branch at the Institute of Directors (IOD).  He enjoys golf, triathlons, skiing and the cello.  He is a long suffering Scottish rugby fan and a late convert to surfing.


VENETIA LAWSON-CRUTTENDEN – Senior Associate

Venetia Lawson-Cruttenden

Venetia is an expert in both residential and commercial property law.  Her key clients are developers and professionals.  She has a special interest in working with clients to complete complex, bespoke refurbishments.  Particularly, where clients are turning older properties into unique living and office spaces. There are many milestones in a person’s life including buying and selling a property. She is passionate about being part of this journey and supporting clients in achieving their life goals, in a manner which is as stress-free as possible.  Before joining DG Law in 2012 she worked in litigation and upon qualifying as a solicitor, changed her focus to property law.

Outside the office she enjoys walking Leo (her dog who is also a daily resident of the firm), photography and travelling.  A keen England rugby supporter, the six nations is an interesting time in the office.


KIRBY GIDDENS – Conveyancer

Kirby Giddens

Kirby specialises in residential property law, wills and probate.  She advises individuals, young professionals, banks and other law firms.  Her key focus is advising buyers of properties in and around London.  She is passionate about helping clients, whether first time buyers or more experienced individuals in buying their dream home.  She joined DG Law in 2015, having previously trained as a legal secretary.

Kirby is an avid reader and enjoys long walks  with her four dogs.  Being from a large  family, you can also find her looking after her four younger siblings and her various nieces and nephews when not in the office.


TIM LAWSON-CRUTTENDEN – Solicitor Advocate

Tim Lawson-Cruttenden

Tim specialises in harassment, stalking and reputation management.  He has conducted a wide range of cases involving harassment via social media, “revenge pornography” and “passing off.”  Having rights of audience in the High Court, he is able to act quickly when emergency situations arise, such as having to obtain court injunctions. Tim co-drafted the Stalking Bill 1996 and drafted the Opposition (Labour) amendments to the Protection From Harassment Act 1997.  He is co-author of Blackstone’s Guides to the Protection From Harassment Act 1997, Harassment Law and Practice and has published numerous papers in the Law Journals and the media.

In his free time he is an enthusiastic squash player and loves to swim in open water.


CARA TINGLE – Trainee Solicitor

Cara Tingle

Cara is currently undertaking her training contract with DG Law, supporting every  member of the team in all areas of the practice.  She previously worked in customer services, before gaining a first class with honours law degree from Westminster University.  She is a keen cyclist, enjoys horse riding and is a secret on-line gamer.


SANDRA GARÇÃO – Executive PA

Sandra Garção

Sandra is David Gordon’s Executive PA.  She is the main contributor to the DG Law blog and manages the Business Solutions Network.  Having had over ten years of experience as an in-house PA, she set up her own business in 2012 supplying Executive PA services to business owners.  She also worked as a photographer in the York music scene and graduated with an MA in Literature and Creative Writing.

Sandra loves music, reading and her dog Bonscott.  She has a keen interest in linguistics and speaks European Portuguese at native level.  Her claim to fame was being photographed with David Gilmour and being filmed by the TV crew at the Isle of Wight festival during the Biffy Clyro performance.

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