Partner

Commercial Real Estate

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Testimonials

An experienced city-based commercial property lawyer. Duncan takes responsibility and always goes the extra mile: he is refreshingly different

Simon Lewis

Director Cheffins Commercial

Duncan takes a genuine interest. I count upon him as a friend. He takes responsibility for the legal work leaving the client to focus upon commercial issues and follows up with sound commercial advice. He thinks like the client

Will Mooney

Director Carter Jonas

He is always there for me. He takes the pressure off and comes up with ingenious and practical solutions to difficulties. He calls me with ideas. I would be far less effective without him at my side

Graham Payne

Director Hammersmatch Properties Limited

I can generally get hold of him when I need him, but if I can’t he always returns calls. How many lawyer can you say that about

Mike Moult

Chairman Wattsdown Limited

Partner

Commercial Real Estate

Expertise

Duncan is an experienced commercial property lawyer, specialising in everything ranging from land promotion and development to sales, lettings and property investment.

He has over 25 years’ experience in providing commercial business-focussed advice.

Duncan Advises

Duncan advises landowners, developers, property investors and property companies as well as individuals irrespective of the nature of the client, he gives commercially focussed advice designed to identify unresolved issues and gets the deal done.

Experience Highlights

  • Acting upon the development and funding of Leighton Orient Football Club redevelopment, including advising in connection with a complex S106A Agreement.
  • His experience includes acting in connection with the final acquisition and funding of the site for the Trafford Centre, Manchester and he is currently responsible for the management of a retail centre in Hitchin.
  • He has acted for a number of Cambridge colleges in connection with property investment and fraud funding.
  • Acting for a consortium of landowners upon the sale of land at Waltham Cross to News International for a pending and distribution complex.
  • Acting extensively for London Docklands Development Corporation in connection with a number of major property developments.
  • He is currently involved with over 20 land promotions seeking planning permission for residential development.
  • Duncan acts for a number of property investors, managing property portfolios, dealing with management sales and acquisitions.

Career History

Duncan started his career in local Government, training with Harrow Borough Council and then moving to Cambridge City Council as a Senior Assistant, which gives him a unique insight into the working of corporate entities.  He moved to the City becoming a Senior Assistant with Ashurst before becoming a partner with several firms in the East of England.

Previous Law Firms

  • Cubism

Education

  • University of Bristol

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Testimonials

An experienced city-based commercial property lawyer. Duncan takes responsibility and always goes the extra mile: he is refreshingly different

Simon Lewis

Director Cheffins Commercial

Duncan takes a genuine interest. I count upon him as a friend. He takes responsibility for the legal work leaving the client to focus upon commercial issues and follows up with sound commercial advice. He thinks like the client

Will Mooney

Director Carter Jonas

He is always there for me. He takes the pressure off and comes up with ingenious and practical solutions to difficulties. He calls me with ideas. I would be far less effective without him at my side

Graham Payne

Director Hammersmatch Properties Limited

I can generally get hold of him when I need him, but if I can’t he always returns calls. How many lawyer can you say that about

Mike Moult

Chairman Wattsdown Limited