A highly experienced lawyer has joined Yorkshire law firm Gordons from telecommunications giant BT as its head of regulatory.

Andrew Logan has been appointed by Gordons following four years at BT where he most recently held the position of head of legal, environment. Andrew has more than 13 years’ experience as a regulatory solicitor gained working both in house and for national law firm Weightmans.

Before joining BT, Andrew acted for several police forces, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Environment Agency and a number of local authorities in regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

At Gordons, he will lead a team advising clients on a wide range of regulatory issues. These include environmental, health and safety, data protection, product compliance, criminal investigations, business investigations and court proceedings.

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: “Gordons is a firm with a clear growth plan, an understanding of what its clients want and an impressive, expanding client portfolio.

“I have joined a firm with a great reputation for its dynamism and the way its people deliver straight forward, practical advice. I’m looking forward to getting to know our existing clients and assessing how I can best help them face any regulatory challenges.”

Gordons clients include retailers B&M, Iceland and Morrisons; construction and high performance materials manufacturer Saint Gobain; international brewers Molson Coors; and the world’s largest electrical heating business Glen Dimplex.

Welcoming Andrew to the firm, Gordons partner, Victoria Davey, said: “Andrew brings an unsurpassed level of regulatory knowledge and experience to the firm. As importantly, he is someone who quickly identifies and understands the issues and opportunities, and how to best protect a client’s interests.

“Andrew is ambitious and wants to grow our regulatory team’s reputation throughout the region and beyond. We are looking forward to supporting him as he develops this increasingly sought after aspect of our offer.”