Duncan is affable, smart and determined to ensure his clients achieve the outcomes they’re seeking.
He helps clients find increased productivity and value from their workforce. He also works with clients to make the working environment safer. In doing so his focus is unapologetically on helping clients protect their greatest assets – their people, their brands and their businesses.
With 20 years’ experience in employment workplace relations and safety and a thorough understanding of the mining, resources, construction, transport and logistics industries, Duncan’s advice and guidance extends beyond basic employment and safety law to focus on the interaction between industrial relations and his clients’ overall operational strategies. He is motivated by getting to the core of the toughest issues and challenges facing his clients, and likes to explore and design innovative models for the engagement of labour forces.
When providing advice Duncan is pragmatic, strategic and is mindful of reputational outcomes as much as legal constraints and realities. He keeps abreast of changes in compliance requirements so that his advice is preventative rather than reactive and he is motivated by seeking simple, effective, low cost and time-sensitive solutions.
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.‘
Included in the Chambers Asia-Pacific list of recognised employment lawyers 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.
Listed as a Leading Employment and Workplace Health & Safety Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide – 2023, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014.
Recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in Labour & Employment and WHS in Legal 500 – 2021 and 2020.