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Duncan Harty

Duncan Harty

Partner - Head of Commercial Property

Duncan joined Baines Wilson in Spring 2006. Duncan has had the benefit of working exclusively with Sean Logue during the early part of his career and they maintain a strong working relationship. Duncan is the Head of the Commercial Property Team.

Duncan specialises in all key areas of commercial property work including, residential and commercial development work, acquisitions and disposals (including licensed premises), landlord and tenant transactions (including the grant and renewal of business leases), secured lending transactions.

Over the years, Duncan has been able to build an unrivalled (save perhaps by Sean) reputation for complex commercial property work in the region. Taking advantage of Sean’s extensive, and regionally unrivalled, experience he has assimilated his own ‘Cumbrian’ dogma into his method of working. That has resulted in an ability to see a route to the end in an efficient, accurate, and professional manner. Protecting his own client’s interests whilst achieving the desired result. Most of all Duncan never forgets that the client is central to the instruction and ensuring that they are always aware of where matters stand and available to field queries (much to his families frustration)!

Duncan has built a hard-won reputation with residential developers throughout the region (and further afield). He works with national and regional house builders and guides them through initial site assembly stages to strategy for end disposals.

Duncan also has significant experience of non-contentious construction work, regularly advising clients and intermediaries on such documentation.


‘Duncan Harty draws on strong ties with residential developers across the region, supporting housebuilders in a wide range of matters from initial site assembly to end disposals.’

‘Duncan is very approachable, professional and willing to go the extra mile to provide comprehensive advice.’

‘A close working team that has a blend of knowledge that works very well for clients. They talk to each other about jobs, and the best person for that task is the one appointed. This does seem to be quite unique.’

‘All the partners are easy to contact and if not immediately available will always respond. Invariably prepared to work outside of normal hours and deliver what is needed.’

A specialist in all areas of commercial property transactions.

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