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Simon Duncan

Senior Associate

For Business: Insolvency, Litigation and dispute resolution

After a career in the City as an interest rate trader, Simon re-qualified 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. He practices 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 in Recovery.

In 2015, he was invited to become a Guest Lecturer at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College, University of London. 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 explored 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.

In October 2018 Simon accepted an offer from Oxford University Law Faculty to enroll as a research student to complete a doctorate (a DPhil in Law) on a part-time basis. He is extending his research on the law of set-off.

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