Douglas specialises in advising on debt restructurings, turnaround and insolvency situations, acting for private equity sponsors, financial institutions, investors, companies, directors, turnaround professionals and insolvency practitioners.

He is a vice-chair of the Insolvency Section of the International Bar Association. He joined Osborne Clarke in 2020.

Douglas is a member of our Financial Services, Retail and Consumer and Tech, Media and Comms sector groups, and champions our Digitalisation transformation expertise.

Douglas is recommended and described by Legal 500 as "pragmatic and strategic" and having "extensive insolvency experience and knowledge".

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I have a keen interest in optimising businesses' performance, whether through restructuring processes, or by assisting them through operational or cultural change.


FRP Advisory

Advising FRP Advisory as administrators of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Peacocks, and Bonmarche group of companies on multiple disposals and on other matters arising in the administration.

Property owners

Advising the boards of directors of various property owning companies in the intu group of companies.

Advising, an online garden centre, on its disposal to Risk Capital Partners.

Patisserie Valerie

Advising the board of directors of the Patisserie Valerie group of companies.


Advising Interpath as liquidators of a substantial chain of hotels on various disposals.

Credit provider

Advising short term high cost credit provider on its restructuring.