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Duncan Crine

Freeths LLP

  • Solicitor
  • SRA ID: 150970
  • 01/10/1991

  • South East
  • Freeths LLP
    5700 Business Park South
    OX4 2RW


Duncan is an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator. He is listed as a leading individual for Professional Negligence in both the Legal 500 (2019 Edition) and Chambers (2019 Edition) legal directories, with well over 25 years experience in this area, often on complex and high value disputes. Duncan is a keen advocate of ADR and is highly regarded for his mediation expertise, his user-friendly manner and his pragmatic, commercial approach.

As mediator, Duncan is able to call upon his very broad experience of acting for claimants, defendants and insurers in connection with all manner of professional negligence disputes:
> claims against solicitors (most areas of practice), barristers, surveyors, architects, accountants, financial advisors and others;
> clients including individuals, executors and trustees, company directors/ in-house counsel;
> cases in the High Court and the County Courts, including group actions and multi-party disputes;
> issues including breach of contractual and tortious duties of care, breach of fiduciary duty and trust, identity theft and breach of warranty of authority;
> insurance policy coverage disputes and arbitration, including notification, scope of cover, successor practices, and alleged fraud or dishonesty.

Duncan qualified in 1991. He spent 14 years at WWH/ Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft) in London where he became a partner in 2000. He joined Henmans (now Freeths) in 2006 where he heads the Dispute Management team in Oxford.

Specialist Type

  • Mediator