Duncan is the Head of the Private Client Department at J A Hughes. He is involved in the areas of wills, probate, trusts, tax planning and Court of Protection matters. Duncan has a wide range of experience in all of these areas.
Education: After attending Maidenhead Grammar School Duncan studied law at University of West Midlands and passed his Law Society finals at Guildford College of Law.
Career: Duncan started his training in the City of London and Watford. He qualified in 1986 and was an Assistant Solicitor for three years with the firm where he completed his articles. He moved to J A Hughes in 1989 as an Assistant Solicitor and became a Partner in 1992. He has since that time taken charge of the Private Client Department of the Practice and as such now specialises in all the areas mentioned above and regularly handles large estates. He also deals with Court of Protection matters together with tax planning issues, advice on care of the elderly and Powers of Attorney and continuing health care claims.
Memberships: Duncan is a member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly, and a member of the Law Society Probate Section.
Personal: Duncan is married with two children and living near Cardiff.
Leisure: Duncan participates in 41 Club. To relax he takes a keen interest in sport.
“I would like to say a thank you to Duncan Kennedy in dealing with the Probate for my mother’s estate. His professionalism and patience shown to both myself and my father during this difficult time was greatly appreciated. He guided us through the process in a way which was clear and understandable, with all queries and additional questions answered and dealt with in a timely, friendly and professional manner. His secretary Becki deserves a mention also – nothing was too much to ask. Again many thanks.” Miss E - Jan 2018
"Probate can be upsetting for some people: Mr Kennedy's professionalism and pleasant style always gave us reassurance. As an erstwhile lawyer, I could not have wish to have a better solicitor" Mr L - May 2017
“My husband and I were very pleased with your services as was I when Paul (my husband) died and alterations needed to be made to my Will. Thank you again.” Mrs E – Oct 2016