Duncan has a broad criminal and civil practice and has appeared in different levels of court both in his own right and as a led junior.
In his criminal practice, he is regularly instructed to prosecute on fiat and to appear on behalf of defendants in a wide variety of cases, including fraud, false instruments, theft, assaults, sexual offences, immigration offences and traffic offences.
In his civil practice, he is experienced in handling disputes involving land, contract, tort, trust, probate and administration, construction, intellectual property, employment, discrimination, personal injuries, landlord and tenant, building management and matrimonial matters in litigation and arbitration.
Duncan is also a part-time lecturer of the PCLL programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition, he regularly delivers lectures to various government departments, professional bodies and private companies on different areas of law.
As an accredited general mediator, Duncan has mediated in numerous cases involving different types of disputes.
Prior to joining the Bar, Duncan had worked as a paralegal in international law firms, a manager in a semiconductor trading company and a graduate civil engineer in one of the largest structural engineering consulting firms.
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
HKMAAL Accredited General Mediator
Master of Arts in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, City University of Hong Kong
PCLL, City University of Hong Kong
LLB, Manchester Metropolitan University
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town
Contributor, “Perspective on Assessing Claims and Quantifying Time”, Chapter 5 of Construction Contract Essentials in Hong Kong, edited by Gary Soo, Hong Kong University Press, 2017, ISBN: 9789888390786.
Wong Koon Wah v All Persons in Occupation of Lot No. 775 in D.D. 216 & Anor  HKCFI 3094 – Appeared before the Court of First Instance in a 9-day trial and successfully obtained a declaration that the land was held on trust by a Ting on behalf of a developer (with Mr. Erik Shum)
謝詠儀 對 陽華集團有限公司  HKCFI 2359 – Appeared before the Court of First Instance on behalf of an employee and successfully opposed the employer’s appeal against the Labour Tribunal’s decision of wrongful dismissal
Golden Connection Finance Ltd v Chan Tat Man Simon  4 HKLRD 155 – Appeared before the Court of First Instance on behalf of a defendant and successfully opposed the plaintiff’s application for an order for sale of a co-owner’s shares in a property pursuant to a charging order
CM v XDY  2 HKLRD 896 – Appeared before the Family Court in an ex parte application for leave to commence proceedings for application for financial relief upon divorce in another jurisdiction
Fong Kai Sing v Chan Chi Wai Alex  HKDC 1331 – Represented the registered owners in a 3-day trial on adverse possession
Kwok Cheuk Kin v Chief Executive of the HKSAR  5 HKC 579 – Application for leave to judicial review against the Government’s decision to implement the co-location arrangement (led by Mr. Martin Lee S.C. and with Ms. Isabel Tam)
Re Fu Stanley Zai Sui  2 HKLRD 1104 – Represented the executor of the estate of a deceased and successfully obtained the court’s sanction on the release of proceeds of sale of land properties
Cornhill Enterprises Ltd v Leung Chun Sang  2 HKLRD 1525 – Appeared before the Court of Appeal and successfully opposed an application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Court of First Instance.