Duncan MacLean
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Duncan is an experienced commercial litigator with over 20 years of high value and complex cases in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts under his belt. He has specialised in the shipping and transport sector for the last 15 years and is recognised as one of the country's leading experts in this area. Clients value his thorough analysis of the issues involved, allied with his ability to get alongside them to deliver practical and pragmatic advice. Duncan is equally happy advising clients how not to end up in dispute as he is with guiding them through one.

His work covers all aspects of contentious shipping, including ship arrest, salvage, collision, personal injury, oil pollution, prosecutions, on site investigations, cargo claims and road haulage claims, together with general commercial and insurance litigation in transport and other sectors.

Duncan is recognised as a leading individual for Shipping in Chambers & Partners.

A client describes him as "extremely commercial, knowledgeable and experienced," adding: "He is always available when you need him, and you just feel as if he is there for you."

Chambers UK 2020 

Duncan MacLean  is described as a “first-class operator” by market sources.

Chambers UK 2019