D Hamilton

Duncan G. Hamilton Q.C.

Year of Call: 2006

Year of Silk: 2021


M.A. (Hons) University of Glasgow

LL.B. University of Edinburgh

Dip.L.P. University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Media, defamation and privacy

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Duncan has a busy civil practice, principally focused in the areas of reparation, media, clinical negligence and public law.

Ranked for his expertise in media law by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, Duncan is instructed regularly on behalf of a range of national newspapers, broadcasters (including the BBC) and high profile individuals. Recently Duncan has appeared in a number of important cases in the area of contempt of court and media coverage of court proceedings.

Duncan has also developed a strong practice in reparation, acting both for individuals and also for insurers. He is regularly engaged in the defence of clinical negligence actions and also in Fatal Accident Inquiries.

In the area of public law, Duncan acts for the Scottish Ministers in matters of judicial review, having been appointed Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government in January 2013.