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Douglas Highet, Principal Associate Professional Support Lawyer

Douglas Highet

Principal Associate Professional Support Lawyer

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Financial services
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Practice notes

Douglas is a Principal Associate Professional Support Lawyer in the Restructuring team. He has experience of a wide range of Restructuring & Insolvency work, both corporate and personal, and contentious and non-contentious. He is experienced in all forms of insolvency procedures across a wide range of sectors, including logistics, retail, telecommunications, IT, energy, education, construction, agriculture, pensions, and sport. Many of the matters he has worked on have involved cross-border elements.

In his role as a Professional Support Lawyer, Douglas is adept at keeping legal teams and clients up to date with the latest developments in the Restructuring & Insolvency landscape, through delivering knowledge management, education, and training.

Douglas graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first-class degree in Law, and also spent a year studying abroad at the Université de Poitiers, France. He qualified in 2007 and joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2010, working as a solicitor in its Restructuring group for the next 11 and a half years, before moving to the professional support team in early 2022. He has been recommended by the Legal 500 as being "highly respected in the market".