Duncan works with a wide range of clients providing pragmatic and commercially focussed advice. He advises on the full range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, investments, arrangements between shareholders, group reorganisations and company law and compliance.
Duncan is described in Chambers and Partners (2017) as “excellent to work with – very personable and commercially minded”. He is also referred to in the Legal 500 directory (2017) as “excellent for M&A and provides balanced advice”.
Recent examples of Duncan’s experience include advising:
- Retailer Pavers on its acquisition of Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes
- Motor trade operator DM Keith on its acquisition of Westgate Motors
- YFM Private Equity on its investment in TEV, a designer and manufacturer of cooling and heating equipment
- The shareholders of electronic display equipment manufacturer Calibre UK on its sale to Taiwanese company Coretronic Corporation
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Keighley-based Brewer, Timothy Taylor, Purchases The Harrogate Brasserie
Keighley brewer Timothy Taylor has expanded its presence in North Yorkshire with the acquisition of The...
Yorkshire Corporate Review - September 2016
In partnership with the Business Desk, partner Duncan Firman comments on how it has been an eventful year so far for the leisure and hospitality sector. Not surprisingly, 2016 is most likely to be remembered...
Leisure round-up - July 2016
It’s hard to ignore the impact on the leisure sector of recent significant global events, including “Brexit”, Euro 2016, a new prime minister and cabinet, recent terrorist attacks and, of course, Pokémon Go. So this...
Gordons advises on YFM equity partners £2.75m investment in communications platform Sipsynergy
Gordons has advised specialist private equity fund manager YFM Equity Partners (YFM) on its £2.75m investment to support the growth of communications platform, Sipsynergy. Hertfordshire-based Sipsynergy is the market-leading provider of cloud-hosted telephone solutions to...
Gordons appoints three new partners
Gordons has appointed three new partners in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the firm’s ongoing development. Duncan Firman, Michael Finnett and Graeme Davy have been promoted from within the firm’s corporate, property and litigation...