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Duncan Sigournay

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Practice Areas

Agricultural property.


Duncan is a Former Senior Legal Advisor at the CLA. He is an agricultural and rural property lawyer with a particular specialism in agricultural tenancies including those governed by the 1986 Agricultural Holdings Act. Duncan covers both non-contentious and contentious matters. On the contentious front Duncan has been involved in numerous notice to quit arbitrations predominantly under Cases B and D as well as Case E, being successful for both tenants and landlords. He has also been involved in other notices to quit and associated tribunal proceedings as well as rent review arbitrations. A significant part of Duncan’s caseload relates to succession issues including succession planning for prospective applicants as well as pursuing or opposing Tribunal applications. Duncan is also involved in non-contentious matters such as farm sales and purchases, share farming and contract farming agreements, advising on the Basic Payment Scheme, sporting rights and also on diversification tenancies.

Professional Memberships

Agricultural Law Association and a Recommended Professional of the Tenant Farmers Association.