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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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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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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Sally Dickison, Lawyer

Sally joined us at the start of 2018 as a graduate law clerk. Recently admitted to the bar September 2018.

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Nina Jirkowsky, Lawyer

Nina is experienced in commercial contracts, dispute resolution and employment law and will be working across the firm's specialist areas.

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Jack Green, Law Clerk

Jack joined us part-time in April 2018 while completing his law degree and began as a graduate law clerk in 2019. He works across the Firm’s various practice areas.

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Nicola Morris, Law Clerk

Nicola joined Ford Sumner in March 2019. Nicola has a particular interest in medico- legal, employment and commercial law and will be working closely with the team across the firms specialist areas.

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Ange Penney, Financial Controller

Ange trained with Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants and gained her Chartered Accountant qualification in 1999. Since then she has worked across a variety of industries.

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Briar Petersen, Office Manager

Briar joined Ford Sumner in 2010 as Receptionist/Administration Assistant. Over the years she has developed management skills both through experience and formal training.

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