Duncan heads the Shipping & Transport team and is recognised as a leading lawyer in this area. Working across the sector, and advising on disputes and transactional work, he is known for his commitment to and understanding of the industry in Scotland and beyond, whilst delivering advice that is practical and strategic.

Duncan handles claims of all sorts for leading P&I Clubs, marine and other insurers, advises owners, operators and port authorities on a range of issues, and is experienced in acting for banks, shipowners and shipbuilders in new builds, sale and purchase and charters. His work includes the merchant fleet, ferries, tugs and workboats, oil and gas, fishing, aquaculture, and logistics by sea, land and rail. He also has experience in handling fixed wing and rotor incidents in the aviation sector.

Living Brodies' values

Duncan has a collaborative approach and is a strong team player, valuing the input of all colleagues who contribute to the firm's client service, and aligning himself as part of the client's team.

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  • A member of key industry bodies such as the UK Chamber of Shipping.
  • A founder member of and contributor to the Scottish Maritime Cluster, promoting the country’s wide range of maritime expertise.
  • Actively involved in getting to know and assisting homeless and marginalised people in Edinburgh.
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  • Ranked individual for Transport - Logistics (UK wide) in Chambers UK 2024 .
  • Ranked by Legal 500 UK 2024 as a 'Leading Individual' in Transport in Scotland.
  • Ranked in Transport by Who’s Who Legal.
  • Ranked by Chambers UK 2024 as the only Star Individual in Shipping in Scotland.