Allan studied at Oxford University and qualified as a solicitor in 1995. He spent over 20 years at Napthens Solicitors and headed up their commercial property department.
Allan has vast experience in all facets of commercial property. Over the years, he has acted for all types of client on a very broad spectrum of work types but he has particular expertise in development work and also acting for Estates. This has led to Legal 500 describing him as “very intelligent and pragmatic” and “with an excellent reputation for development work”. Allan is a great believer in openness and communication.
In his spare time Allan and his family enjoy running, walking, reading and watching wildlife.
Allan Sumner’s Latest News and Insights
Multi-million-pound Morecambe seafront development underway
Work is underway on a multi-million-pound residential development that will give Morecambe a new iconic building. The Broadway will provide 50 new apartments on vacant site Scheme to provide new…
Can a Schedule of Condition protect tenants against repair bills?
Schedules of condition in commercial leases have become commonplace. But how much protection do they offer? Commercial property lawyer Allan Sumner explains. As the name suggests a schedule of condition…04/05/17
Property and litigation hires ‘take firm to next level’
Harrison Drury has further strengthened its property and litigation expertise as three of the region’s most experienced lawyers join the firm. Allan Sumner, Mike Fetherstone and David Barnes have taken…
Leading property lawyers to join Harrison Drury expansion
Harrison Drury is aiming to build the region’s strongest commercial property team following the arrival of five senior lawyers from Napthens. Napthens’ current head of commercial property and partner, Allan…26/10/15