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Simon Duncan

Senior Associate

For Business: Litigation and dispute resolution, Insolvency

Simon read his first degree, in Economics, at Leeds University then worked as an interest rate trader.

After leaving the City, Simon worked for a firm of Insolvency Practitioners, an experience that persuaded him to re-qualify as a solicitor. He completed a Law degree (City University, First Class Honours) followed by the Bachelor of Civil Law at Brasenose College Oxford University, before qualifying as a solicitor at Davies Arnold Cooper in 2009.

Simon joined Moon Beever in 2011. His practice is in insolvency and financial litigation, and he has developed a particular expertise in banking litigation and swap mis-selling claims. He has written widely in these areas with articles published in the New Law Journal, Amicus Curiae and Recovery magazine.

In 2015, he was invited to become a Guest Lecturer on the Centre for Commercial Law Studies Post-Graduate Corporate Insolvency Law Module (a post he still holds). In July 2016, he presented a paper at INSOL International Academics’ Colloquium on insolvency set-off in the aftermath of the banking crisis.

In September 2016, Simon started a 12-month period of study leave in order to complete a Master of Studies in Legal Research degree at Oxford University. He is exploring the limits of insolvency set-off in the context of swap mis-selling claims.

He returned to full-time practice at Moon Beever in October 2017 with a particular focus in this area.

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