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Allan to lead law firm in Lancaster and Morecambe


Harrison Drury solicitors has made Allan Sumner the new head of its Lancaster office.

Allan, a specialist in commercial property and development law, joined Harrison Drury in April 2016 and will now spearhead the firm’s growth in the city and wider region.

John Chesworth, managing director of Harrison Drury, said: “Our Lancaster office has grown rapidly in the last three years, going from one lawyer when we opened here in 2014 to a team of eight lawyers and support staff.

“We’ve big plans for further growth in the area and wanted to formalise the role of ‘office lead’ in Lancaster. Allan is a hugely experienced lawyer who is used to leading teams and building relationships with the business community at all levels. He is a natural choice to head up our Lancaster office.”

Left- Right: Justine Wright, April- Jayne Barnes, David Barnes, Mike Fetherstone, Allan Sumner, Sarah Astley, Darryl Stretch, Hannah Craig

Allan added: “It’s an honour to be given this opportunity to build on the success we’ve already had in improving the depth and breadth of commercial legal services in the Lancaster and Morecambe region.

“These are exciting times for the region and the Bay Gateway in particular offers massive potential for investment and growth. I look forward to continuing our close working relationship with local professionals and business groups to make the most of these opportunities.”

Harrison Drury opened an office in Dalton Square in 2014 and moved to offices at 21 Castle Hill in 2015 due to its rapid growth. The firm offers a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial legal services and personal legal services.

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