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 35 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, Secretary of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, and a Fellow of the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce)

Recent work

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
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.

Principal corporate and business clients
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.

Adviser to a number of charities on strategic and governance issues generally, working with their Trustees and Executives better to achieve their charitable objectives.

Glamorgan County Cricket Club
Adviser to Glamorgan County Cricket Club with regard to its constitutional and contractual issues.


  • 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