Duncan is an experienced commercial litigator with over 20 years of high value and complex cases in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts under his belt. He has specialised in the shipping and transport sector for the last 15 years and is recognised as one of the country's leading experts in this area. Clients value his thorough analysis of the issues involved, allied with his ability to get alongside them to deliver practical and pragmatic advice. Duncan is equally happy advising clients how not to end up in dispute as he is with guiding them through one.
His work covers all aspects of contentious shipping, including ship arrest, salvage, collision, personal injury, oil pollution, prosecutions, on site investigations, cargo claims and road haulage claims, together with general commercial and insurance litigation in transport and other sectors.
Duncan is recognised as a leading individual for Shipping in Chambers & Partners.
'The "excellent" Duncan MacLean handles shipping litigation work as well as advising on transactional and regulatory mandates. Clients say he works in the "most appropriate and cost effective way possible, without compromising our interests"
Chambers & Partners 2016