Duncan is Head of Catastrophic Injury at DAC Beachcroft and 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 and Motor prosecution work. He now deals almost exclusively with catastrophic injury claims, particularly those relating to brain and spinal injury. He is a member of the firm's National Catastrophic Injury group.
Duncan is ranked by Chambers as a leader in personal injury litigation for Defendants.
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 member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.
He is a past President of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and a member of the Advisory Council of Trust Mediation.
"Duncan Rutter...is highly regarded for his expertise in claims involving devastating brain and spinal injuries. He is described as "very intelligent and switched-on"." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Personal Injury, UK Wide
"DAC Beachcroft LLP is ‘a market-leading firm for defendant work’." Legal 500 UK 2012 Edition Personal Injury The South