Duncan Macintosh (Capital Law)

Duncan Macintosh

Senior Partner
Corporate & Private Equity

Duncan is a founder of Capital, leads the Corporate team, and is a member of the firm’s Board. He is qualified as a solicitor both in England and Wales, and in Scotland, where he is a Writer to His Majesty’s Signet. Duncan is also recognised as a leader in his field by the legal directories.

Duncan has spent over 30 years in private equity and venture capital, which he specialises in, as well as mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He has acted for private equity funds on their fund-raising, their investments, and issues arising in their investee companies. He co-founded a private equity fund, sits on the advisory board of another, and advises the senior teams of national and international trading companies on strategic legal issues affecting their businesses – as well as acting for sellers, buyers, companies and businesses on various joint venture and sale and purchase transactions.

He is Chairman of The Silver Birch Foundation and Secretary of Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

Duncan is a highly experienced Private Equity and Corporate lawyer with the rare gift of pragmatic commercialism combined with the charm of the human touch and a fine dash of humour. He understands entrepreneurs, business people and investors. His capable & highly responsive team get to the nub of an issue and deliver swift practical results for clients. He is in huge demand and still first on my Speed Dial.

David Williams, Senior Partner Dunedin Capital


  • WestBridge Capital LLP, a private equity fund manager, in a number of investments, where they have funded management in acquiring businesses from their owners. Also advise WestBridge on their exits from investments – as well as the fund and its managers on constitutional and administrative issues.
  • Albany Investment Limited, a private equity fund manager, which specialises in cyber security businesses, in its incorporation and the establishment of its investment platform. Duncan also sits on their Advisory Board.
  • Duncan is the lead partner for a number of Capital’s principal corporate and business clients, advising their Boards generally on strategic and governance issues, as well as supporting the Capital team with specific transactions as they arise.
  • Duncan advises a number of charities on strategic and governance issues generally, working with their Trustees and Executives better to achieve their charitable objectives.
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Corporate governance
  • Equity investments and divestments both in the UK and overseas
  • Group restructuring
  • Joint ventures
  • MBOs / MBIs
  • Private equity
  • Venture capital


  • Founder Partner, Capital Law Limited (2005 – present)
  • Partner, Morgan Cole, Solicitors  (1990 – 2005)
  • Legal Adviser, then Senior Legal Adviser, 3i Group Plc (1987 –  1990)
  • Trainee, Assistant Solicitor, then Partner, Guild & Guild WS, Edinburgh (1980 – 1987)


  • Glenalmond College, Perthshire; University of Glasgow, (1978 MA, 1980 LL.B, 1983 WS); solicitor England and Wales (1990).

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The Law Society of Scotland
  • Chairman of The Silver Birch Foundation
  • Fellow, The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences