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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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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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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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 including Law, Postal service

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