Biography

I am a litigator, specialising in insolvency and financial litigation.  I sue banks for financial wrongdoing on behalf of insolvent estates.  I also act for insolvency office-holders seeking to recover assets.  I act in financial disputes and bring claims in negligence.  I am a Doctor in Philosophy Student (DPhil Part-time) researching the law of set-off.  I divide my time between my practice at Wedlake Bell LLP in London and Oxford.  I am also a guest lecturer at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies where I lecture on set-off.

My qualifications include BA, LLB, BCL and in 2018 I completed an MSt in Legal Research in Oxford - entitled Exploring the Limits of Insolvency Set-off.

I am a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales.

https://wedlakebell.com/people/simon-duncan/

Publications

Recent additions

  • S B Duncan, 'Oxwich Park: stepping back from the brink – contractual interpretation after Arnold v Britton' (2015) Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies 9
    Reviews Arnold v Britton and concludes that the Supreme Court is returning to a more literal interpretation of contractual terms.

Journal Article (1)

S B Duncan, 'Oxwich Park: stepping back from the brink – contractual interpretation after Arnold v Britton' (2015) Amicus Curiae The Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies 9
Reviews Arnold v Britton and concludes that the Supreme Court is returning to a more literal interpretation of contractual terms.

Research Interests

The law of set-off.

Insolvency law.

Research projects