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Duncan Heath

Leeds, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Restructuring/Insolvency - North Eastern (Bar)

Band 2

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Duncan Heath
An insolvency specialist who also spends a significant amount of time on property and trusts matters. He handles all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency, with particular experience in bankruptcy and winding-up petitions. Recently he has acted in claims against directors and disputes surrounding administration. 
Strengths: "He is a go-to counsel for insolvency and general chancery work." "A first-rate advocate who always gives solid and clear advice and is extremely client-friendly."
Recent work: Represented a company in liquidation which sued its former director for misfeasance for the sum of just over £1 million.
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Chancery - North Eastern (Bar)

Band 2

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Duncan Heath
Experienced traditional and commercial chancery barrister. He is frequently instructed in insolvency, property and trust law matters, and also represents clients in professional negligence claims and company law cases.
Strengths: "He is approachable, down to earth and easy to deal with." "He refuses to panic even under substantial pressure. He brings a very calming atmosphere to a case."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in a property dispute. The dispute involved a beneficial interest claim in a valuable property portfolio, as well as a linked unfair prejudice petition and misfeasance claim.
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Real Estate Litigation - North Eastern (Bar)

Band 3

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Duncan Heath
An impressive junior who continues to excel in property matters as part of a broader chancery practice. His recent work includes landlord and tenant matters, proprietary estoppel disputes and co-ownership cases.
Strengths: "He is very thorough and helpful." "An excellent litigator."
Recent work: Represented a claimant seeking orders for sale for properties in a portfolio worth several million pounds and held by his brother and a family friend. The brother counterclaimed that the beneficial interests have been varied to the claimant's detriment.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - North Eastern (Bar)

Band 2

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Duncan Heath
A popular counsel for commercial instructions. He regularly appears in breach of contract claims and shareholder disputes, as well as mandates involving property and professional negligence.
Strengths: "Duncan is first class and a pleasure to deal with; he is both extremely approachable and technically excellent." "A good advocate, and solicitors who instruct him will always be pleased."
Recent work: Acted for Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in defence of a breach of contract claim over advertising placement.
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