Gemma Sumsion

Gemma Sumsion

Partner and Head of the Commercial Department

Gemma is a Partner and Head of the Commercial Department.

She specialises in commercial property and corporate matters acting for a range of private individuals, companies, partnerships and financial institutions in all areas of commercial property acquisitions, disposals and finance; corporate finance and re-finance and acquisition and disposal of businesses and companies. 

Recent cases Gemma has been involved in include: -

  • Advising on a joint venture for a commercial developer acquiring control of a 50 acre site for commercial development
  • Re-finance of a mixed property portfolio in excess of £7 million
  • Disposal of a multi million pound mixed use site in Bath
  • Set up of an employee share scheme in a highly successful and progressive company 
Where did you grow up?
Spain
 
What was your first job?
Set up a dog walking business at the age of 13
 
What are your hobbies?
Keeping fit, socialising with friends, shopping, travelling, theatre, open water diving, cooking, rugby (professional and non-professional)
 
What is your favourite food?
Fish, Spanish, Thai, Indian - all food!
 
What is your favourite drink?
Loving Leffe at the moment but a cocktail of some sort or pink champagne. In the non-alcoholic sense - cranberry juice
 
What is your favourite film?
Life is Beautiful
 
What is your favourite group/artist?
I like most things - but I'm back in to Take That at the moment!
 
What is your favourite book?
The Curious Incident
 
Your likes?
Good food, shoes, handbags, shopping, dancing, socializing, Swartz Bros (burger place in Bath), my two kittens
 
Your dislikes?
Cardboard, raincoats, traffic wardens, bad manners and MacDonalds
 
Any personal ambitions?
Learn to surf, dive with sharks