Duncan has over 30 years of experience in dispute resolution. He has a broad practice which ranges from general commercial disputes to specialist areas such as construction, environmental, engineering, oil & gas, infrastructure, mining, and insurance disputes. He practices as a counsel, expert determiner, court-appointed referee, arbitrator, and mediator, both in Australia and across the region.
Qualified in Australia, Duncan has extensive experience in advising and also appearing at both trial and appellate level across the country. He is regularly briefed to advise various stakeholders (such as main contractors, government and State government agencies) on how to manage, minimise, avoid, and resolve disputes on their projects. He acts for both contractors and principals concerning on and off-shore LNG facilities, mines and mining infrastructure, ports and port facilities, wind and solar farms, major greenfield hospital developments, and significant rail and road projects.
He has appeared in numerous international arbitrations under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) rules. He also regularly appears in construction-related domestic (Model Law) arbitrations in Australia conducted under the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and Resolution Institute rules. He often mediates construction and other commercial disputes.
Duncan has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in his field by Legal 500 (2022 – Tier 1), Chambers Asia-Pacific (2022 – Band 1), Best Lawyers in Australia (2018 & 2021 – Lawyer of the Year), Who's Who Legal – Global and Australia (2021 – Thought Leader), and Doyle's Guide (2021 – Market Leader).
Legal 500 describes him as “a fearless advocate and a very practical and common-sense litigator with a leading construction law practice who is in high demand across Australia. He is efficient and prepared to roll his sleeves up as and when required.” Chambers & Partners Global and Asia-Pacific identifies Duncan as “a recognised leader in construction litigation and arbitration.” One source calls him “excellent and one of the country's leaders” while another reports that “his name pops up all the time on major matters.”
Duncan Miller can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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