Duncan specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution with a focus on insurance, medico-legal, construction and insolvency. He provides advice in advocacy matters before courts at all levels and a broad range of tribunals and is also an experienced participant in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
In the insurance sector Duncan advises insurers and insureds on indemnity and defence issues with a particular focus on professional liability claims. He acts for a broad range of professionals including architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers, real estate agents and construction industry participants.
As a medico-legal specialist he represents a range of health professionals including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and dentists, in relation to complaints and disciplinary matters before the Health and Disability Commissioner and professional registration boards. Duncan has appeared in numerous hearings before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and the Coroner’s Court and also acts for numerous primary health organisations, charitable trusts, private hospitals and rest homes.
In the construction sector Duncan advises construction professionals and companies in relation to construction contract and payment disputes and has been involved in numerous leaky and defective building claims.
Duncan also advises receivers, liquidators and secured creditors in relation to insolvency matters, including representation in relation to voidable transactions claims, director’s duties, priority and security issues and recovery matters.
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