Mark Ford, Counsel

For most of his professional life, Mark has practised in corporate and commercial law. The other major area of his practice has been IT development and licensing and IP development.

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Jaesen Sumner, Partner

Jaesen has practiced in dispute resolution, regulatory enforcement and employment law since 1997. Jaesen has extensive experience in employment, insolvency, local government and medico legal work.

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Sarah Churstain, Partner

Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in July 2008, Sarah joined Ford Sumner in March 2009 having, in the interim, completed a first class honours degree in management studies with a major in finance.

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Kirsty Wallace, Associate

Kirsty Wallace joined Ford Sumner in April 2006 and her experience extends to all areas of employment, Accident Compensation appeals, prosecutions for Territorial Authorities and civil disputes.

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Jono Cole, Associate

Admitted to the Bar in July 2013, Jono joined Ford Sumner as a Law Clerk in January 2013 following 12 months of large firm experience.

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Angela Yiavasis, Lawyer

Angela graduated from the University of Otago in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications; completing her final semester of law at the University of Amsterdam.

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Sophie Wright, Lawyer

Sophie joined us at the start of 2017 as a graduate law clerk while completing her studies for admission to the Bar. With an LLB/BAppSc, she works across all of our practice areas assisting our comme

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Bill Denize, Practice Manager

Bill joined Ford Sumner in January 2013 as Practice Manager. Bill’s worked for many years in the banking and finance sectors in a variety of managerial roles.

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