13 June 2017

VIC member in Queen's Birthday honours list

Resolution Institute professional member Dr Gordon Langford Hughes AM has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the law, to professional organisations, and to international affairs and legal practice in the Asia Pacific region >>

Gordon, who is a member of the Statutory DR Special Interest Group committee of the Victorian Chapter of Resolution Institute, is a partner at Davies Collison Cave Law, practising in the area of information technology law, data protection law, electronic commerce, privacy and intellectual property rights. He is also a Grade 1 Arbitrator.

His practice focuses on the drafting and negotiation of IT and outsourcing contracts, advising on e-commerce, commercialisation, procurement and data protection issues and representing clients in IT dispute resolution. He has acted for both suppliers and customers, and for both the public and private sectors. He has authored leading texts on IT contracts and privacy law, and has served on various government advisory bodies.

Gordon has been a leader of the Australian and international legal profession, having served as president of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Law Council of Australia and Lawasia. In 2006, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Law Awards, and in 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He is an Adjunct Professor, and a part time member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service. The Member of the Order of Australia is awarded for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group. It is the pre-eminent way Australians recognise the achievements and service of their fellow citizens. Appointments are generally announced on Australia Day and The Queen's Birthday public holiday.