Elizabeth Duncan

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Profile:

Elizabeth Duncan, is a specialist personal injury and abuse lawyer. She works in a number of niche areas, dealing with:

– Abuse claims against local authorities, youth organisations, sports clubs, churches, schools and employers;
– Rape and CICA criminal injury claims; and
– Stress at work claims.

She is recommended by the 2024 edition of the independent guide to the legal profession, The Legal 500.

Her notable cases include:
– recovering £4.4 million on behalf of a client who suffered severe injuries to both hands in an industrial accident. This included an amount for electronic prosthetic fingers to restore as much function to his hands as possible;
– recovering over £240,000 from the government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) scheme for a woman who had suffered sexual abuse in childhood;
– recovering over £750,000 for a woman who suffering wide-ranging orthopaedic injuries in a road traffic collision ; and
– recovering £325,000 for a client from for sexual abuse suffered while a schoolchild.

In 2019 Elizabeth was recipient of the prestigious Legal Hero award from DASLS.

She has close links with a number of UK charities. She provides legal training to various charitable bodies and is a trustee for a charity promoting the relief of the sick and poor.

Elizabeth has been highly praised by The Legal 500

Elizabeth Duncan, described by The Legal 500 as ‘outstanding’, has been ranked as a ‘Leading Lawyer’. The 2024 edition of the publication includes the following testimonial: “Elizabeth Duncan goes above and beyond to provides an exceptional service and genuine concern for her client. She is knowledgeable, efficient and professional whilst making the client feel valued and understood.”

Recent Client Feedback:

“I wanted to say, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you have done for me, and my family. You have been wonderful, held my hand at every step of the way … I cannot express what your help and support has meant to me, and to get the result we did, WOW, just incredible. I’m so glad you helped me hold my nerve at the points I felt I couldn’t take much more.”
‘Elizabeth was an absolute God-send. Not only was she knowledgeable, intelligent and professional, but she was realistically reassuring, encouraging and supportive – and not blindly led by counsel. She also utilized the expertise of other departments where necessary, thus providing an efficient and effective all round service. She was calm, practical and level headed, and made me feel as if she had all the time in the world time for my case, a rare feat in a busy legal practice. So all in all, I was highly impressed, and extremely grateful.’
‘I would like to thank you for everything you have done and the outcome we got. I was afraid that nothing was going to get done, but with all your hard work it did.’

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