Talk to Duncan Nicholson
Chief Executive Officer

Duncan Nicholson

Chief Executive Officer

Duncan qualified as a solicitor in 1996 having started his legal career at Shoosmiths & Harrison in 1994.

Duncan’s career has taken him to Birmingham and to London where he worked for international legal practices before he joined Tollers as a Partner in 2006 in order to provide specialist advice on Corporate Recovery and Insolvency matters.

Duncan remains a leading advisor in the East and South Midlands to Insolvency Practitioners and businesses and individuals affected by Insolvent events.

In September 2011 Duncan was appointed as Tollers’ Managing Partner, a post he still holds today.

In his capacity as Managing Partner Duncan is responsible for the overall management of the business, as well as the maintenance of the firm’s strategy and growth plans.

Duncan led the firm to its success in the 2014 Lawyer Management Awards (Excellence and/or Innovation in a Law Firm Financial Management) where he was also a finalist in the ‘Law Firm Management Individual of the Year’ category.

In 2015 Duncan was included in The Lawyer Magazine’s ‘Hot 100’ list, which showcases outstanding talent in the legal sector.  He was included within the ‘Leaders’ section for his contribution to Tollers financial improvement over the last few years and for his overall financial Management of the firm.

The Lawyer magazine stated that Mr Nicholson had “overseen one of the most dramatic reversals of fortune in the UK legal market”.

  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Corporate Insolvency – Administrations, Liquidations
    • Personal Insolvency – Bankruptcies
    • Voluntary Arrangements
    • Receiverships
    • Disposals and acquisitions
    • Asset recoveries
    • Litigation
    • Corporate restructuring
    • Security advice
  • Types of Clients:
    • Insolvency practitioners
    • SME’s
    • Stakeholders
    • Directors
    • Business Owners
    • Private individuals

Duncan is an associate member of R3 (the Association of Insolvency Professionals).  He is also a Trustee of the Tove Learning Trust and was previously a Governor at Tresham College.

Duncan’s main interests outside of his professional life centre around sport and in particular Rugby, Golf, Skiing and Football.  Duncan is a keen cyclist and additionally has completed 6 marathons and several half marathons raising much needed money for charities close to his heart.

Duncan is available to meet at the following offices: Stevenage Office, Corby Office, Milton Keynes Office, Northampton Office

What Our Clients Say About Duncan
My wife and I both needed professional advice regarding a large loan to a family member following the purchase of a new house and the need to furnish it.  Tollers provided the advice necessary, and the documentation required to formalise the agreement in a clear and understandable way to the satisfaction of all parties.  They also made clear to us the changes involved and that we were under no pressure to proceed following our initial consultation.  We would have no hesitation in using the services of Tollers again or recommending them to others.
Mr. Gillies
What Our Clients Say About Duncan
Our underperforming supplier had three opportunities to practice equipment fit for purpose. They then said the plant was out of warranty and that we had no claim due to terms of the contract with them. Tollers were more positive about our likely success in litigation and efficiently negotiated with our suppliers solicitors to a successful settlement.
Filter Designs Limited
What Our Clients Say About Duncan
A sincere thanks to everyone at Tollers; in particular, Duncan and Tristan for their expertise and professionalism in pursuing legal matters on our behalf. At each stage of the process we were offered clear direction which enabled us to make fast and well-informed decisions throughout the litigation. We would not hesitate to instruct you on such matters again in the future. Thanks again.
Chris Talman - Mazda Motors UK
What Our Clients Say About Duncan
Just wanted to say that the team at Tollers did a cracking good job for us during the MBO process; very supportive, efficient, quick to respond and competent too!
Steve Bolton - Echo

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