About Ford Sumner

Why Ford Sumner?


Our business is to know our clients' businesses and markets.

It's important for us to go beyond finding legal solutions, to equip our clients to identify issues and avoid future problems.

Getting close to our clients means our advice is commercial.


Although we offer a broad range of services for our size, we focus on specific areas that best utilise the skills of our people. Our technology, research resources and investment into staff development are centred on these areas so that our clients are assured of quality advice to best practice standards.


Ford Sumner prides itself on being big enough to be smart but small enough to care.

Our systems and resources have been developed with the sole purpose of providing an efficient and high quality service to our clients. At the same time, we have retained the flexibility to change these to better meet client needs as they move and evolve. Our team have virtual office connectivity and we have invested in leading edge technology including voice to text document production.

Conversely, our clients are not supporting large administrative overheads or headquarters operations at Ford Sumner.

Our intimate size means our partners are the first point of contact for our clients. That contact is primary and based on firm principles of availability, accountability and understanding. To ensure consistency in our quality, Ford Sumner's professional staff are closely mentored by our partners and all work in a collegiate open plan environment.

As a direct reflection of our lower overhead structure and our business values, our clients benefit from charge-out rates that are generally lower than those of firms offering comparable specialised services.