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George Duncan



Charities & Not-for-Profit, Private Wealth


Private Client

George has more than 30 years experience of private client work and specialises in technical aspects of trust law, tax law, charity law and succession law.

He advises on the legal meaning of trust documents and wills, especially old and difficult ones. He advises the trustees of charities including religious charities and the trustees of trusts established in a commercial context, as well as private individuals and the trustees of family trusts.

He also advises on tax and trust law issues arising from pension schemes.

He has advised on many major transactions involving charities and both family and commercial trusts.

George is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Advising on the amendment of the terms of a large employee benefit trust by promoting a private Act of Parliament
  • Advising on the rationalisation of a large number of complex charities administered by a long established major charity