Duncan Fletcher


Duncan is affable, smart and determined to ensure his clients achieve the outcomes they’re seeking.

His depth of knowledge about client operations allows him to develop tailored workplace relations strategies that optimize flexibility and productivity while mitigating the risk of industrial disputation. He has represented some of Australia’s largest employers in significant matters before the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court, consistently delivering outcomes that align with his clients’ operational objectives. Duncan’s ability to communicate complex legal concepts in a plain and approachable manner fosters strong client relationships built on trust and understanding.

Recognised as an expert in industrial relations and productivity reform, Duncan has played a pivotal role in shaping policy discussions and driving positive change within the sector. His collaborative approach and friendly demeanour enable him to effectively engage with policymakers and commentators, providing valuable insights and industry perspectives that inform decision-making and promote industry-wide progress.

Duncan has also made significant contributions to the field of occupational health and safety. His proactive focus on policy development, training, and incident prevention reflects his commitment to ensuring worker safety and wellbeing. His extensive experience in defending prosecutions, instils confidence and reassurance in clients facing regulatory challenges.

With Duncan by their side, clients can navigate complex legal challenges with confidence, knowing they have a dedicated ally who is committed to their success and well-being.


Client quotes from Chambers Asia Pacific Guide and the Legal 500 – “technically he’s very proficient but he also takes the time to understand our business objectives and he’s agile at finding practical solutions.” And “Duncan Fletcher (and his team) “are industry leaders, have a good understanding of the business, provide pragmatic advice and have strong technical knowledge. We have not had reason to use any other firms for advice on this area.‘

Recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific in employment law since 2017.

Recognised in Best Lawyers for Labour and Employment since 2013, as Lawyer of the Year in 2022 and Lawyer of the Year in Occupational Health and Safety in 2024.

Recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Employment and Workplace Health & Safety Lawyer – 2024, 2023, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014.

Recognised in Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer in Labour & Employment and WHS  – 2021 and 2020.