Duncan is well-known amongst the North East business community for providing strong, pragmatic legal advice on a whole range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, as well as private equity and venture capital transactions. He ensures that businesses receive practical and relevant legal advice. In addition to his experience of working in national law firms, Duncan also spent two years working in-house at a leading private equity firm.

Specialising in the technology, financial services, waste, and leisure sectors, Duncan’s impressive client list includes Camerons Brewery Limited, Zerolight Limited, BGF, J & B Recycling, Total Recycling Services, NVM Private Equity Limited and SaleCycle Limited.

As one of the North-East’s "go to" lawyers, Duncan’s track record in providing solutions driven, bespoke advice combined with his ability to engage with clients in a business context, ensures that his clients feel supported at every stage, from instruction through to completion. The loyal client base Duncan has built is testimony to both his professional, approachable demeanour and his ability to provide outstanding advice to business owners who truly value the personal service they receive.

In 2019, Duncan was awarded the Acritas Star, an accolade given to those identified as a client-nominated, stand-out lawyer in private practice.

Recent experience

  • Advising the shareholders of The Car People Limited on the sale to Sytner Group
  • Advising the shareholders and management team on the Palatine Private Equity backed MBO of Lucion Service
  • Advising Camerons Brewery on its acquisitions of The Leeds Brewery and The Head of Steam
  • Advising on the MBO of engineering business, Gadcap
  • Advising BGF on its investments in Arc Trinova, Broadband Satellite Services and J & B Recycling

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The ‘very efficient and professional’ Duncan Reid ... is noted for his ‘refreshingly commercial viewpoint’. Legal 500 2019

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The "personable, efficient and professional" Duncan Reid is "very proactive in providing solutions."

Chambers & Partners 2018

The ‘very efficient and professional’ Duncan Reid ... is noted for his ‘refreshingly commercial viewpoint’.

Legal 500 2019
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