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Duncan Crine

Freeths LLP

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

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


Duncan is a leading practitioner in the field of professional negligence and acts for claimants and defendants in claims against legal, financial and property professionals. His work includes claims against solicitors, barristers, surveyors, architects, accountants, financial advisors, brokers and other professions. Subject matter includes negligence, breach of contract, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and associated issues. Clients range from individuals, to SMEs, to large multinational companies. He has particular experience and expertise of cases where there are issues or disputes as to the availability and scope of professional indemnity insurance cover for claims.

Duncan is listed as a leading individual in both the Legal 500 (2019 Edition) and Chambers (2019 Edition) professional directories. He is appreciated by clients for his user-friendly manner, his clear legal advice and his pragmatic, commercial approach.

Duncan heads up the Dispute Management Department in Freeths' Oxford office. His sizeable team handles commercial disputes, property disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious trusts, probate and charities litigation. Duncan has over 25 years litigation experience, handling complex and high value disputes, mainly in the High Court in London.

Duncan is a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration. He is highly regarded for his mediation expertise, having represented clients at mediations for well over 20 years, and is an Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accountants
  • Actuaries
  • Architects
  • Banks
  • Barristers
  • Computers and Cybercrime
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Engineers
  • Estate Agents
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Management Consultants
  • Media
  • Other
  • Pensions
  • Planning
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  • Solicitor - Commercial Property
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  • Solicitor - Matrimonial
  • Solicitor - Personal Injury
  • Solicitor - Residential Conveyancing
  • Solicitor - Tort
  • Solicitor - Wills & Probate
  • Stockbrokers
  • Surveyors
  • Town Planners
  • Trustees
  • Valuers
  • Vets