Professor Bill Duncan
Professor Duncan's main research interests include property transactions; particularly land contracts, commercial leases, real estate agency practice and real property mortgages. He was a member of the Queensland Law Society Property Law and Practice Committee from 1979 to 1997. During this time, he participated actively in the development of three editions of the standard land contract in Queensland. He was Qld State editor and later National Editor of the Australian Property Law Bulletin from 1986 to 1996.
He was a consultant on the 1996 REIQ contract for Houses and Land Conveyancing and was, in 1999, a specialist consultant to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading on real estate marketing practices and his report resulted in significant changes to legislation relating to the activities of real estate agents and the conveyancing process in Queensland. He consulted to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines on the matter of registration of strata title managers. Bill was also a part-time member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission for three years until September 2000.
From 1990 (until 2000), Bill was the firm's Professor of Property Law. He has been a member of the Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law School staff since 1986 and was Director of the Centre for Commercial and Property Law within the Faculty from 1990 until 2002. Since 2006 he has been the Director of the QUT Law and Justice Research Centre.
In his consulting role to the firm, Bill undertakes opinion work on all aspects of real estate practice as required. He has also presented to QIC, Westpac and CB Richard Ellis as well as presenting other seminars to the firm's clients on property-related matters often tailored to meet the needs of non-legal staff.
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