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Duncan is a Solicitor Advocate with rights of audience in all higher courts. He has specialised in personal injury litigation since 1988 and has handled a wide range of RTA, EL and PL claims, including clinical negligence, disease and complex and high value claims. He also has wide experience of Health & Safety prosecution work. He now deals almost exclusively with catastrophic injury claims, particularly those relating to brain and spinal injury. He heads the firm's Catastrophic Injury Group. Duncan is ranked by Chambers as a leader in personal injury litigation. His cases include Roebuck v Mungovin (House of Lords), Kane v New Forest District Council (Court of Appeal), Aer Lingus v Gildacroft et al (Court of Appeal) and Howell-Williams v Wood et al (Court of Appeal). He is a Lobby Officer and member of the National Executive of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and a member of the Advisory Council of Trust Mediation.DAC Beachcroft LLP is ‘a market-leading firm for defendant work’. Legal 500 UK 2012 Edition Personal Injury The South'Duncan Rutter is regarded by market sources as a "very capable lawyer on catastrophic injury losses, who has a good handle on the evidence and the law." Chambers UK, 2011 Edition, Personal Injury, The South.