Duncan has a traditional chancery practice with a focus on property law and probate, wills and trusts. Duncan regularly appears in both the High and County Court as well as both Tiers of the Land Tribunal, the Court of Protection and has advised clients Court of Appeal cases.

Duncan has recently been engaged on secondment as sole in-house Counsel to a leading London property and asset management company, advising on commercial lease acquisitions across the country, trusts of land issues. Duncan also carried out extensive non-contentious work including Deed drafting, rent reviews, lease extensions and related negotiations.

Practice Areas

Duncan’s practice covers:

Property Law

▪ Boundary disputes​, easements and rights of way
▪ All aspects of landlord and tenant, commercial and residential
▪ Lease variation, leasehold enfranchisement
▪ Restrictive covenants, easements and rights of way
▪ Commercial leases, renewal, forfeiture and related applications
▪ Commercial rent reviews
▪ Possession proceedings, mortgagee possession
▪ Enforcement orders, sale for land and charging orders
▪ Housing judicial reviews
▪ Right to manage and all other work of the Lands Tribunal

Trusts and Equity

▪ Private client, Trusts and probate including:
▪ IPFTA 1975 Act reasonable provision cases
▪ Contested registration of LPA’s & EPA’s
▪ Mental Capacity, Court of Protection claims
▪ Trustees' powers, appointment and removal
▪ Breach of fiduciary duties
▪ Deeds of Variation
▪ TOLATA cases
▪ Will drafting and review

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