Michelle Duncan

Michelle Duncan Partner

Michelle Duncan is a partner of Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, with particular expertise in securities and insolvency related disputes. Michelle’s clients include financial institutions, governments, corporations, investment groups and private clients. She has extensive experience in the areas of international fraud and corruption and has acted for international corporations which were subject to investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.


Michelle Duncan “has a well-respected banking litigation practice, which focuses particularly on handling cases related to derivatives, insolvency and securities issues. Sources report that she has “a very good understanding of the market, of financial structures and is excellent at dealing with clients,” Chambers UK 2017

Recommended for Litigation and Banking Litigation, Chambers UK 2017

Recommended for Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, Legal 500 UK 2016

Michelle Duncan is noted for her ‘great tactical judgement’ on insolvency litigation, Legal 500 UK 2016

Recommended for Banking Litigation and Commercial Litigation, Legal 500 UK 2016

The 2011 edition of Chambers UK describes Ms. Duncan as “highly experienced” and “extremely hard-working and hands on.”

“Michelle Duncan is ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Legal 500 UK 2016

Admissions and Affiliations

Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales


University of Otago, New Zealand, L.L.B. (First Class Honours)