case studies

Gemma Trencher acted on behalf of a packaging company issuing a claim for £12,000.00 in relation to a breach of contract, for the return of a deposit over disputed software works to a Client’s website. Summerfield Browne were able to fully investigate, negotiate and settle the claim outside of Court proceedings for over 60% of the original claimed amount due to our expertise in commercial litigation and breach of contract claims. We instructed Jennifer Brenton from 33 Bedford Row chambers to prepare particulars of claim on this matter.

Commercial Litigation

Property Litigation

In a recent case Tom Lathom obtained a possession order in 14 days on behalf of his client (the landlord of a property in Northamptonshire). The tenant owed over £5,000.00 and Tom obtained a county court judgment (or CCJ) for the rent arrears. The client was happy with the outcome in the knowledge that once the 14 days expired eviction proceedings could be commenced. Tom assisted the client with issuing the claim, writing the relevant witness statements and conducted his own advocacy at the hearing. By representing his clients in court Tom can often save his clients from paying expensive barristers’ costs.

Chinese Biotech Company


Christian Browne advised a Chinese Biotechnology Company in relation to whether CE mark certification was required in connection with the importation of biotech products into the EC. Chris Browne said that “Summerfield Browne has strong regulatory experience and expertise in many diverse fields, which was of significant benefit in advising on CE certification”. He stated that “we also have significant biotech capability and advise a broad range of biotech clients on a wide range of matters including intellectual property matters and also collaborations and partnering arrangements”.

Sale of Business


Christian Browne advised the owner of an accident repair business in relation to the sale of the business as a going concern. The consideration was well in excess of £1 million. Christian Browne said that “Summerfield Browne solicitors have a strong corporate team which can provide expert advice in relation to all aspect of a business sale including property, employment and general commercial law”. He also said that “the parties wanted to conclude the deal in a few weeks which, given the complexity of the transaction was certainly interesting, but we managed to get it over the line within the very short timescale, which pleased our client”.