About us

We are a Melbourne based law firm – contact details are to the right.

Our Principal, Campbell Duncan, provides consultancy services in Australia and internationally.  He is readily available to be contacted by e-mail, and by telephone either immediately or in response to an e-mail message.  He can be contacted by e-mail at campbell@duncanlawyers.com.  If you prefer, our fax number is +61 3 9670 6631.

Where is Campbell Duncan?

Campbell Duncan is based at 443 Little Collins Street, where the Duncan Lawyers office is located.  A summary of his whereabouts is set out in the the calendar below:

Thirty one years ago …

We have been working on legislative reform for quite some time.  After the Road Safety Act 1987 Campbell Duncan worked on the Local Government Act 1989.  Here is an extract from the Warrnambool Standard  of 13 February 1987:

The Victorian State Government has now released a discussion draft of a new Local Government Bill.  The Explanatory Paper comments:

If the 1989 Act was outmoded by the radical changes that quickly followed its introduction, the many amendments that have followed have rendered it more incoherent over time. The oldest of Australia’s Local Government Acts, the 1989 Act is also the most amended. Its original 136 pages have expanded by a factor of four. The size of the current Act is one measure of how compromised its original intent has become. It has long since ceased to provide a contemporary and accurate guide to the powers, roles and responsibilities of councils.

Campbell Duncan has provided input to the current review – albeit in a different capacity.