Duncan Lawyers is a Melbourne-based law firm, working mainly with government (national, state and local), universities and statutory authorities.  Our core competence is legislation and related policy development.

Our principal is Campbell Duncan.  Campbell has worked as a barrister, parliamentary counsel, legislation officer, solicitor and consultant.  Since 1999 he has worked on overseas projects as well as domestic (mainly Victorian) projects.

Campbell Duncan speaking at a workshop in Cambodia, October 2017

In Australia, he has worked on major legislation reviews – notably, the Road Safety Act 1987 and the Local Government Act 1989.  His work for major Melbourne law firms was largely for government, including governance advice and appearance work before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  Since 1999, he has provided consultancy services to government agencies, the private sector and volunteer bodies.

His international work has included consultancy for major aid agencies – Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Ausaid/DFAT and DFID.  He has worked in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Bhutan, Cambodia, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Mongolia, Pakistan, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tonga, UAE (Dubai), Uganda, Uzbekistan and Vanuatu.

International project work has included stakeholder consultation, consensus building and conduct of training, seminars and workshops.  His work has included policy development, law reform, institutional strengthening and professional skill development.  His analysis, reports and draft legislation have been in areas which include: land use planning, land acquisition and resettlement, regulation of roads infrastructure and road traffic, judicial administration, legislative drafting, building control, decentralisation and local government.

For more about us visit our about us page.  This includes a diary showing “Where’s Campbell”.