Glenn Duker, founder and principal of PCL Lawyers, has 20+ years of experience as a lawyer and solicitor. He created this blog to discuss his expertise in litigation (also known as dispute resolution), sharing topical stories and news along the way.
“Litigation” can describe lawsuits, but it also encompasses the entire before-and-after process: initial investigation, pleadings and discovery to pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal. Glenn is well-versed in every step of the complex legal process, and he aims to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients — doing his parts to resolve things quickly, and proving time and time again the old adage that “most cases never reach trial.”
“Once I started practising law, I learned quickly that in the real world, every day was an ‘exam,’ applying legal principles to real life scenarios in order to help solve real world problems.” – Glenn Duker
Glenn has vast experience as a commercial and commercial litigation lawyer, but what tends to set him apart from his peers is his ability to think commercially about an outcome and to understand different points of view quickly. This has served him well in dealing with mediation and dispute resolution between various parties.
Glenn Duker began to gain litigation experience very early in his career. When he was just starting out as a clerk at Maddocks Lawyers (then known as Maddock Lonie and Chisholm), he had exposure to the Property, Commercial, Planning and Litigation departments. Once he founded his own practice, Duker and Associates, he dove firsthand into Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution. He ran various litigation matters in the Magistrates / County / Supreme and Federal Courts. Later, as Founder and Principal of Settle It Legal, he handled dispute resolution, acting as a mediator between aggrieved parties to avoid costly future litigation.
Now, at PCL Lawyers, Glenn continues to offer his services as a litigation lawyer. His areas of expertise include business and commercial law, employment law, will and testament, probate, and trademark legal matters. From the day he decided to become a lawyer, Glenn knew he could make a difference across the board.
Keep up with this blog to read posts by Glenn Duker about the process of litigation: where one can get started if they need to deal with a legal conflict; the importance of mediation; noteworthy legal proceedings in the press, and so much more. Follow Glenn’s overview blog or business law blog to keep up with other aspects of his career.