David Duncan is an honours graduate of The University of Aberdeen, and attained his Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh, completing his studies in 2003. He then trained in Dundee with a local firm, specialising in criminal defence.
David continued to gain experience in this field before setting up in private practice in 2010. Alongside Douglas McConnell, David founded Duncan & McConnell Solicitors in 2012, with the aim of providing high quality legal representation to those who need it most.
David has a wealth of experience in all aspects of criminal law and has successfully defended clients in courts across Scotland, including for the most serious of allegations. David has also been instructed in, and prepared, a large number of significant cases in the High Court of Justiciary.
More recently, David has tutored the next generation of Tayside graduates, in the Advanced Advocacy Elective of the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Dundee.
Douglas McConnell is an honours graduate of The University of Aberdeen, and attained his Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Aberdeen, completing his studies in 2003. He then trained in Aberdeen and Dundee focusing on criminal and civil litigation.
Alongside David Duncan, Douglas founded Duncan & McConnell Solicitors in 2012, with the aim of providing a client led legal service which concentrates on results.
Douglas has vast experience in court and tribunal work. Douglas appears regularly in Sheriff courts, employment tribunals and actions to the Scottish Social Services Council.
In 2013 Douglas was appointed as a safeguarder in children hearings and children's court cases. He is also a notary public.
Doug was also made an honorary lecturer at Dundee University in 2017 ready to assist those wishing to follow the call to become a solicitor.
Kym Samson graduated from the University of Dundee in 2013, and joined Duncan and McConnell Solicitors shortly thereafter. Kym became an Associate in the firm in 2016.
Kym has a wealth of experience in civil litigation, and has a particular interest in family and children’s law, and has raised and successfully defended numerous actions in Tayside and across Scotland.
Kym also has the privilege to tutor graduates at the University of Dundee, in the Family Law Elective of the Diploma in Legal Practice. This has allowed her to pass on her knowledge and experience to the upcoming trainees and solicitors of the future.
Lisa Campbell studied at both Universities in the city of Dundee, completing her Diploma in Legal Practice at Dundee University. Lisa became a member of the Duncan & McConnell team in 2016.
Lisa has gained considerable experience dealing with various aspects of Employment Law and regulatory work with the Scottish Social Services Council on behalf of claimants and workers.
Lisa also has a passion for Children’s Law appearing regularly at children’s hearings and the Sheriff Court. Lisa has appeared in tribunals and courts across Scotland.
Holly Morrison is an honours graduate of The University of Dundee where she also obtained her Diploma of Professional Legal Practice in 2019. Holly joined Duncan & McConnell Solicitors shortly thereafter and is currently completing her legal Traineeship.
Holly has a practical background in family law, particularly within child contact matters whereby Holly has played a direct role in the implementation of contact orders. Holly is currently completing her legal Traineeship primarily in areas of family and children’s law.