Leading regional law firm, Larcomes LLP who in May 2015 scooped the Hampshire Law Society Small Law Firm of the Year and who has recently been shortlisted as one of the contenders for the regional law firm of the year 2016 award, with the Solicitors Journal has recently made two new appointments in its Commercial Department with the appointment of a new Partner/Member, David Sumner and a newly qualified Solicitor, Gemma Bray.

David qualified as a solicitor in July 2006, joining Larcomes in September of 2010 and in April 2016 he was appointed a Member of Larcomes. David has enormous expertise in dealing with all aspects of commercial and business property. He undertakes environmental and marine work including solar, wave, tidal and wind farm development, as well as agricultural land development, tenancies and related transactions. He has wide experience in commercial litigation, County Court and High Court commercial disputes, possession claims and landlord and tenant disputes relating to commercial and residential property, as well as environmental and planning Judicial Review and other public law litigation.

Gemma joined Larcomes in May 2014 as a Trainee Solicitor within the Commercial Department, qualifying as a Solicitor in February 2016. Gemma is involved with assisting David Sumner in various commercial matters including; Landlord and Tenant work enforcement work. Gemma also assists with Civil Litigation work including Enforcement Proceedings, Breach of Contract and Boundary disputes.

Managing Partner, Janice Ward, said the team is set to further build on its expertise in this area of law with these two appointments.

“We are delighted to welcome David as a Member of the Firm and Gemma as part of the Commercial Team. These appointments will strengthen our team and will ensure that we are able to continue to offer the very best legal advice to all our clients”.