Frances Sumner



Frances is Paralegal in Property Litigation Team.

Frances joined Ashfords in June 2016 and has assisted in dealing with a wide range of contentious property matters for private, commercial and public sector clients. Fran is continually expanding her knowledge of property law by assisting in both commercial and residential matters in various tribunal/court proceedings.

Relevant experience

  • London Borough Council: Assisting in acting for the council in relation to a wide range of housing litigation matters (including applications to the Property Chamber in connection with breaches of long leasehold interests and applications to the County Court for injunctions).
  • Utility company: Assisting in acting for the client in contentious property matters (including disputed right of way and business disruption claims).
  • Banking client: Assisting in acting for a bank in mortgage repossession cases.
  • Family investment company: Assisting in acting for the client in the recovery of commercial property from tenants to enable a development to proceed.