Duncan Macfarlane
Duncan Macfarlane

Duncan Macfarlane specialises in contracts, building and construction, negligence and insurance disputes.

Since being called to the Bar in May 2006. Duncan has advised on many such disputes and has appeared in the NSW Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, District Court and the Local Court as well as in tribunals, arbitrations, mediations and expert determinations.

Through his building and construction practice Duncan has obtained extensive experience in many aspects of construction law including voluminous defective and incomplete work claims, variation claims, extension of time claims, and delay and disruption claims.

Duncan also has particular expertise in matters involving the application of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).

Duncan has been listed in the Doyle’s Guide to Leading Construction Barristers NSW in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and in Doyle’s Guide to Leading Construction Barristers Australia 2016.


  • Admitted to NSW Bar: 2006
  • Admitted as a Solicitor: 2005 (NSW); 2003 (ACT)


  • 2002 – Completed Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance)/Bachelor of Law (Hons)