AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Civil and Commercial Litigation, Public and Administrative Law, Environment and Local Government Law

YEAR OF ADMISSION TO THE BAR
2015

DIRECT DIAL
+64 4 915 9278

FAX
+64 4 915 9029

MOBILE
+64 27 779 6672

EMAIL
duncan.ballinger@stoutstreet.co.nz

Duncan is a barrister practising in general commercial and public law litigation. He has experience in the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, and in mediations. Duncan acts for a wide range of public and private sector clients.

Prior to joining chambers, Duncan worked as a judge's clerk at the Court of Appeal for the Hon Justice White and the Hon Justice Kós.

Duncan accepts instructions to assist senior counsel.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CAREER
  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours (First Class) - University of Canterbury (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - University of Canterbury (2014)
  • 2017 - Present: Barrister sole at Stout Street Chambers
  • 2015-2017 - Judge's Clerk, Court of Appeal
  • Financial Services Complaints Ltd v Chief Ombudsman [2018] NZCA 28, [2018] 2 NZLR 884 and [2021] NZHC 307: junior counsel for Chief Ombudsman in two related judicial review proceedings concerning the use of the name "ombudsman".
  • Broadbent v Chief Executive of Ministry of Social Development [2019] NZCA 201, [2019] 3 NZLR 376: junior counsel assisting the Court in a case challenging the Ministry's approach to calculation of rest home subsidy entitlements.
  • Proprietors of Potikirua Block Incorporation v Te Kani [2019] NZHC 3200, [2020] NZHC 668, [2020] NZHC 3525 and [2021] NZHC 81: junior counsel for plaintiff seeking to set aside a transfer of Māori land.
  • Tomar v Attorney-General [2019] NZHC 3199, [2019] NZHC 3485 and [2020] NZHC 3502: junior counsel for the Attorney-General, opposing a prisoner’s claim challenging Department of Corrections' education policies.
  • Winitana v Attorney-General [2019] NZHC 381: junior counsel for Tūhoe in litigation over equitable ownership in Lake Waikaremoana.
  • Young v Body Corporate 85659 [2018] NZHC 849: junior counsel for the applicant in a judicial review challenge to decisions of a body corporate.