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Duncan Stenhouse
Legal & Admin Assistant
Duncan Loves...
Family
My Dogs
Brighton and Hove Albion FC
Travelling
Coffee

Duncan is one of our university placement law students. ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW is proud to have offered a placement to University law students every year without fail since 2008. Duncan has taken up the role of Legal & Admin Assistant at ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW and joined in June 2018. He is also currently reading a degree in Law at the University of Bournemouth and working at Acumen for his third placement year of University. 

As part of his role Duncan assists the solicitors of the firm and works alongside Daniel Richards, the Operations Manager. Duncan is able to experience the different areas of law within the firm, which will not only aide him in deciding what to study for his last year at University, but also his future career. 

“Working at ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW is a great privilege. At Acumen, there is a sense of unity and teamwork that gives students like myself, the opportunity to gain hands on legal experience in a happy and motivational working environment. Since working with Acumen, I have been able to take the knowledge I have learnt from university and apply that knowledge to practical scenarios with the support of a well established and modern law firm."

Penina Shepherd
Founder, CEO & Commercial Solicitor
Chris Boakes
Director & Head of Company Commercial Department
Andrew Hiesley
Managing Director
Tom Creed
Head of Accounts
Daniel Richards
Operations Manager
Phil Thompson
Operations and Planning Consultant
Sally Mouhim
Commercial Solicitor Dispute Resolution
Nicole Humphreys
Head of Employment & Dispute Resolution Solicitor
Paula Lee
Commercial Property Chartered Legal Executive
Alvin Ittoo
Dispute Resolution Solicitor
Joni Jacobs
Commercial Law Specialist
Carolyne Hyde-Knight
Commercial Law Specialist
Benjamin Rose
Paralegal
James Sheath
Paralegal
Lee-Ann Connor
Marketing Manager
Neil Anderson
Financial Controller
Edward Pyner
Admin Assistant
Lauren Waller
Legal & Admin Assistant
Duncan Stenhouse
Legal & Admin Assistant
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