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Duncan Hope



Duncan has considerable experience of advising clients on a varied caseload of commercial disputes, with particular expertise in:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Pension disputes
  • Fraud and dishonesty
  • The enforcement of restrictive covenants 

Recent highlights:

  • Acting for a manufacturer in a claim against an employee for the misappropriation of over £300,000, obtaining injunctive relief over relevant assets within 24 hours of being instructed.
  • Advising beneficiaries of Jersey-based trusts in a professional negligence claim after a demand from HMRC following the amendment of trust documents by solicitors.
  • Acting for a football club, an interested party, in successfully defending judicial review proceedings seeking to quash the planning permission for the development of its new stadium.
  • Acting for a clothing manufacturer in successfully resisting an application for an injunction relating to the sale of complex and specialised manufacturing equipment.

Market view:

Duncan Hope is "intelligent and strategic, with a good balanced mind," and "an effective leader who knows exactly what he's doing." – Chambers & Partners, 2018

Team head Duncan Hope is "an experienced litigator" with "a very effective and measured approach." – Legal 500, 2017