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Peter Gordon


Peter Gordon is the president of the Western Bulldogs. He led the rescue of the Footscray Football Club in 1989 and served as president from 1989 to 1996. He was an Australian Football League director between 1990 and 1993.

Internationally renowned for his work on numerous landmark cases, Peter Gordon conducted the first successful asbestos related cancer claim in Australia in 1984. Peter was a lawyer at Slater & Gordon for 30 years. He became a partner of the firm in 1989 and senior partner in 1995. In 2009 he resigned as a non-executive director of Slater & Gordon to launch CLF, a litigation funding enterprise; he is director of this company. Peter also established Gordon Legal, where he is director.

Peter has long worked at the cutting edge of mass tort and consumer class action litigation, including representing the Australian Council of Trade Unions and asbestos support groups in the James Hardie Inquiry.

Peter is a member of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Board as a person with expertise in business, management, communications and law.

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