Duncan
Marckwald

Called to the Bar in 2017

Contact

Level 16 Quay Central
T | 07 3360 3378
E | [email protected]

Duncan
Marckwald

Called to the Bar in 2017

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Contract and General Commercial
  • Corporations
  • Inquiries and Coronial Inquests
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Land Law & Property
  • Professional Negligence

Overview

Duncan has a broad commercial practice, with a focus in the areas of contracts, insolvency, insurance and property. Duncan also practises in administrative law, including in matters involving universities. Duncan has appeared led and unled in State and Federal courts and tribunals, and in commissions of inquiry.

Duncan has particular experience in large and complex litigation, including recently acting for the State of Queensland in a proceeding commenced by over 900 taxi licence holders in relation to the State’s response to Uber and other ride-share operators.

  1. Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Qld)
  2. Bachelor of Commerce (Qld)
  3. ARITA Advanced Certification in Insolvency
Prior to being called to the bar, Duncan worked as a solicitor for over 9 years (from 2014 as a senior associate) in commercial litigation at Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers. That time included secondments to LawRight, Nishimura & Asahi Lawyers in Tokyo (Japan’s largest law firm) and to the University of Queensland’s legal team.
  1. Member – Bar Association of Queensland Pro Bono Committee
  2. Reporter – Queensland Reports
  1. Lawyers Weekly Top 30 Lawyers under 30 – Winner, “Dispute Resolution”
  1. Queensland Taxi Licence Holders v State of Queensland [2020] QSC 94; on appeal [2020] QCA 282; special leave refused [2021] HCASL 80
  2. Cherwell Creek Coal Pty Ltd v BHP Queensland Coal Investments Pty Ltd & Ors (No 27) [2020] QLC 32
  3. Paradise Dam Commission of Inquiry (Acting for an interested party, Hydro Tasmania)
  4. Y v University of Queensland [2019] QSC 282; and on appeal [2020] QCA 216
  5. ATU19 v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCCA 3042, and on appeal [2020] FCA 1165; special leave refused [2021] HCASL 7
  6. Queensland Rail Ltd v Eden [2019] QSC 212
  7. Eaves v Commissioner of Police [2018] QCAT 180
  8. Enforcement proceedings on behalf of the Fair Work Ombudsman in the Federal Circuit Court

Contact

Level 16 Quay Central
T | 07 3360 3378
E | [email protected]

readership

For more than 20 years, Level 16 Quay Central Chambers has offered readerships to assist counsel starting at the Bar.

CONTACT US

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Brisbane, Qld, Australia, 4000

General Administration

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