Doug’s practice has seen him instructed across the range of Chambers’ commercial and chancery practice. He has a wealth of advocacy experience and relishes trial work. He has been instructed to represent clients in the County Court (small claims, fast track, and multi track) as well as on High Court matters. He frequently appears in the applications list in both Leeds and Manchester.
He also appears in the magistrates’ court on civil matters, especially those pertaining to national non-domestic rates.
Doug has a wide-ranging commercial and chancery practice, with particular specialisms in the fields of insolvency (corporate and personal), contractual disputes, and competition law.
Additionally, Doug routinely accepts instructions pertaining to national non-domestic rates.
Doug holds an LLM (First Class) from Cambridge University. His LLM papers were the law of restitution, commercial equity, intellectual property, and jurisprudence. During his undergraduate legal studies at Cambridge, Doug was awarded a Senior Exhibition by Emmanuel College for academic merit and the George Long Prize for the highest mark in jurisprudence in Cambridge University.
During his time at university, Doug won over twenty intervarsity debating competitions, including the John Smith Memorial Mace (formerly the Observer Mace). He reached the semi-finals of the World Universities Debating Championships on three occasions. Prior to commencing pupillage, Doug worked for the UK Competition Commission as a Legal Researcher, conducting legal research relevant to the market investigations and merger inquiries conducted by the Commission.
Year of Call: 2012
Northern Commercial Chancery Bar Association
LLM (Commercial Law) Cambridge University (Emmanuel College) (2010-2011)
BA (Law) Cambridge University (Emmanuel College) (2008-2010)
MA (Economics and International Relations) University of St Andrews (2004-2008)
Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple (2011)
Rodwell Prize, Emmanuel College (2011)
George Long Prize in Jurisprudence, Cambridge University (2010)
Senior Exhibition Award, Emmanuel College (2010)
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