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Contact Details

Duncan McConnel

William Forster Chambers

Level 1
26 Harry Chan Avenue

GPO Box 4369

Tel: 08 8982 4700
Fax: 08 8941 1541

Practice Details

Admitted to the Supreme Court:
Signed the Bar Roll:

Duncan McConnel

Duncan McConnel is a barrister at William Forster Chambers in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Year and Place of First Admission

1994, Northern Territory


High Court, Federal Courts and Tribunals, Northern Territory


Duncan was one of the first students to study Law at the University College of the Northern Territory, which later became the Northern Territory University.

Duncan commenced practice in 1994 as a litigation solicitor practising in general litigation, worker’s compensation and commercial litigation. Duncan became a Partner in 1998.

Duncan has practiced law in the Northern Territory for over 15 years in a wide range of litigation areas.

In 2007 Duncan became the president of the Law Society of the Northern Territory. In 2008 he became the Northern Territory’s representative on the Law Council of Australia and was President in 2015.

Areas of Practice
  • Common Law/Personal Injury
  • Appellate (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Dust Diseases (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Insurance - disability claims (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Intentional Torts (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Judicial Review - motor accident (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Judicial Review - workers compensation (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Motor Vehicles (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Professional Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Work Injury Damages (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Workers Compensation (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Commercial
  • Appellate (Commercial)
  • Banking (Commercial)
  • Competition (Commercial)
  • Consumer Protection Law (Commercial)
  • Contractual Disputes (Commercial)
  • Corporate Insolvency (Commercial)
  • Corporations Law (Commercial)
  • Insurance (Commercial)
  • Partnership Disputes (Commercial)
  • Professional Liability (Commercial)
  • Real Property (Commercial)
  • Disciplinary Proceedings (Public/Administrative)
  • Judicial Review and administrative law (Public/Administrative)
  • Liquor Licensing (Public/Administrative)
  • Merits Review (Public/Administrative)
  • Native Title (Public/Administrative)
  • Work Health and Safety (Criminal)
  • Civil Appeals (Appellate)
  • Equity
  • Work Health and Safety (Industrial/Employment)
  • Environment and Planning
  • Appellate (Environment and Planning)
  • Environmental and Planning Offences (Environment and Planning)
  • Mining (Environment and Planning)
  • Inquests/Inquiries
  • Commisssions and other inquiries (Inquests/Inquiries)
  • Coronial Inquests (Inquests/Inquiries)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution