Duncan is a partner and head of the education practice at Foot Anstey LLP, a leading regional law firm which advises college and universities in the South West. Duncan has worked in the FE and HE sectors his entire career supporting a variety of institutions including Cornwall College, Exeter College, SGS College, Plymouth University, Bristol University and Bath Spa University amongst many others.
He specialises in collaborations, property management and development and has broader legal expertise in charity law, grant funding, procurement and governance. He is ranked nationally in both the Legal 500 and Chambers Directories.
Duncan is an active member of the local business community. He advises and supports a network of key regional businesses and organisations including Cornwall Council, Plymouth City Council and the Eden Project. He is a member of the Plymouth Area Business Council and Devon Chamber of Commerce and regularly participates in a variety of local business events.
Duncan is passionate about the vital role of the education sector to social and economic development, community cohesion and personal well being. He is also an advocate of renewable energy and supports a variety of initiatives in the education and energy sectors including a nationally acclaimed community energy project which has delivered community owned solar energy generation on schools and public buildings in the Plymouth area.