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Biography

Jack Duncanson joined Myerson as a Trainee Solicitor in March 2018 and qualified as a Construction Solicitor in March 2020.  

During his training contract Jack has completed seats in Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Construction, Corporate / Commercial and Commercial Litigation.

He graduated from The University of Dundee in 2013 with a 2:1 English Law Degree (LLB(Hons)). In 2014, he went on to study the Legal Practice Course at The University of Law in Leeds, graduating in 2015 with a Commendation.

Jack advises clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious construction law issues. In recent months, this has included:

  • Assisting with the preparation of full suites of construction documents, including: building contracts, sub-contracts, professional appointments, warranties, performance bonds and guarantees;
  • Completing red-flag due diligence reviews of construction documents in association with wider Real Estate/Finance transactions;
  • Drafting and negotiating crane oversailing licences;
  • Advising on claims against building contractors for repudiatory breaches of contract;
  • Defending breaches of contract claims (particularly, in respect of disputes regarding the incorporation of standard form contract terms into bespoke building contracts);
  • Professional negligence claims against members of Employers’ Professional Teams (including, architects); 
  • Negotiating settlements of payment disputes; and
  • Advising on multi-million-pound adjudication proceedings in respect of a main contractor’s claims for extensions of time and loss and expense.

Prior to joining Myerson, Jack worked as a Senior Paralegal at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where he assisted on client mandates from around the globe. In this capacity, Jack worked as a part of high-profile, multi-jurisdictional project teams with a particular emphasis on Corporate, Finance and Antitrust Competition & Trade work.

Expertise and Past Cases

Jack worked as a part of high-profile, multi-jurisdictional project teams with a particular emphasis on Corporate, Finance and Antitrust Competition & Trade work. 

Specialist Areas

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