Duran is a Senior Associate (solicitor-advocate) at Hausfeld in London having joined in August 2017. He specialises in complex commercial litigation, acting for a wide range of claimant and defendant clients including multinational companies, insolvency practitioners and high net worth individuals.
Duran is currently acting on a number of disputes before the High Court including for a high net worth individual in a multi-million pound dispute against his former employer. He has also acted for companies in the technology sector including in a technical dispute concerning alleged defects in software code which caused over £100m in damages.
In his previous role as an Associate at Linklaters in London, he frequently represented banks and other financial institutions in regulatory investigations involving the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office. At Hausfeld, he has acted on a number of disputes against banks. He therefore has experience of acting both for and against financial institutions.
Before the law, Duran was involved in web development. He retains a strong interest in technology which he puts to use in disputes with a technological subject matter. In addition, he utilises legal technologies in all disputes in order to create efficiencies and achieve other benefits.
Duran is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association having received a Distinction in the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency. He has advised both insolvency practitioners and boards of directors on insolvency procedures and actions.
Legal Practice Course, The College of Law
LLB, The University of Birmingham
Solicitor, England & Wales
Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Advocacy)
The most recent publications that Duran has contributed to are listed in the dedicated sections below. In addition:
COVID-19 Update - SCL Adjudication (SCLA) Scheme, co-authored with Michael Bywell and Lida Tsakyraki, April 2020
LinkedIn blog on remote working during the pandemic - April 2020
"Disclosure Pilot Scheme: A significant step in the right direction", David Lawne and Duran Ross, August 2018