Douglas Cochran



36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young


Doug has a wide-ranging Chancery practice.  He routinely appears in the winding up lists and regularly represents parties on contested winding up petitions.  Equally, Doug has substantial experience of personal insolvency matters and has advised and represented clients on contested bankruptcy petitions, applications to set aside statutory demands, and other matters.  He recently appeared in a two-day High Court trial concerning the disputed ownership of chattels, alleged by the trustee in bankruptcy to be part of the estate of the bankrupt.

Aside from his work in the field of insolvency, Doug’s Chancery experience includes:

  • Advising and representing clients on landlord and tenant claims.
  • Representing Applicants and Respondents for the sale of residential property subject to a mortgage.
  • Advising clients on Inheritance Act claims.


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

Areas of Expertise



Northern Circuit

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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