1994, Northern Territory
High Court, Federal Courts and Tribunals, Northern Territory
Areas of Practice
Work Health (worker’s compensation) and MAC Litigation and advice, Breach of contract litigation, Trade Practices Act claims, Assessment of Damages (commercial/loss of opportunity), Assessment of Damages ( Common law personal Injury), Common Law Personal Injuries, Professional indemnity litigation, Insurance/Indemnity advice and litigation, Coronial Inquests, Medical Negligence Litigation, Liquor Licensing
Duncan is a barrister at William Forster Chambers with a busy practice in insurance, worker’s compensation and commercial litigation.
Since being called to the Bar in 2009, Duncan has been involved in the majority of significant reported cases in the worker’s compensation jurisdiction in the Northern Territory. In addition, Duncan’s practice includes a wide variety of matters ranging from native title to crime, with an emphasis on the appellate jurisdiction.
Duncan has spent many years in legal profession representation, first at the Law Society of the Northern Territory and subsequently at the national level. In 2015 Duncan was the President of the Law Council of Australia, the peak national and international representative body for the Australian legal profession, having served as a director of that body for 7 years. In 2019 Duncan was appointed as Chairman of the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission for a term of 3 years.
Duncan has practiced law in the Northern Territory for 24 years.
William Forster Chambers
26 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 4369
DARWIN NT 0801
Tel: + 61 (0)8 8982 4700
Fax: + 61 (0)8 8941 1541