Practice Areas

Ashfords HSE

At Ashfords HSE we have created a unique, in house team who can help you achieve compliance and offer you commercially sound advice on all aspects of the complicated regulatory requirements imposed on all businesses. Our team of consultants are managed by ex-regulators from the Health & Safety Executive, Environmental Health and Trading Standards' disciplines, who have themselves had impressive careers in blue chip retail companies, where they managed issues all businesses are faced with every day.

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Banking & Finance

Our specialist Banking Team act on a variety of complex and innovative financing transactions across a range of sectors.

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Clinical Negligence

Our Clinical Negligence Team is here to assist those that have suffered physical or psychological injury due to a medical accident or negligence. We will guide you through the best way to seek answers and, if appropriate, compensation, as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Our experience covers a wide range of different areas.

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Construction & Engineering

Our Construction team provides a comprehensive service to the industry.

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Crime

Ashfords' Crime Team have considerable expertise in representing clients charged with a wide range of offences before the Magistrates' and Crown Courts.

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Employment

Ashfords' Employment and Human Resources Team is known for providing pragmatic, rigorous and commercial advice in both the private and public sectors, to employers and some senior employees/executives in a range of litigious and non-contentious matters.

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Equity Release

Our Equity Release Team is acknowledged by financial advisers and solicitors throughout the country for experience and quality of services in this specialist area.

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Intellectual Property

We specialise in assisting individuals, businesses, charities and public sector bodies in protecting, defending and exploiting their inventions, ideas, designs, creative works, trade marks and brands, both in the UK and overseas, so that they can benefit from their own work and investment.

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Licensing

We assist applicants, interested parties challenging applications and local authority licensing sub-committees. Our specialist team is here to guide you through licensing processes from start to finish, via cost effective routes.

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Planning

Our Planning Team is at the leading edge of developments in planning law to ensure pragmatism and efficiency of advice. The team includes several former local authority in-house lawyers, which means they are well placed to advise all sides of a planning issue in order to achieve objectives.

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Projects & Infrastructure

Our Projects Team has extensive experience of successfully delivering complex projects in the UK and abroad.

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Real Estate

Our highly experienced Real Estate team has the strength in depth to meet the demands of the modern real estate world and its business requirements. Our technical expertise is matched by our pragmatic and commercial approach, which makes us well-equipped to meet the needs and objectives of our clients.

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Restructuring & Insolvency

The Restructuring and Insolvency Team has a great deal of experience in dealing with all types of Contentious and Non-Contentious Corporate, Personal and Cross Border insolvency issues

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Trusts & Estates

Our Trusts and Estates Team is dedicated to looking after your personal and business interests and helping you safeguard these assets for your family in the long term. The team has considerable experience in dealing with Probate work or estate administration, s well as Inheritance Tax planning and trust law.

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Asset Recovery

Our Asset Recovery Team provide a pro-active service to quickly and cost-effectively convert your debt to cash flow and improve your bottom line.

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Business Risk & Regulation

The team is able to offer a high quality and pragmatic service. Providing clients with significant experience covering a wide range of disciplines with a wealth of experience of dealing with the most serious cases.

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Commercial

We aim to inject value into your business and have a track record of doing just that. We have high standards of service, we are experienced, knowledgeable and down to earth.

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Corporate

We aim to inject value into your business and have a track record of doing just that. We have high standards of service, we are experienced, knowledgeable and down to earth.

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Dispute Resolution

Ashfords' Commercial Litigation Team is recognised for its expertise, depth of resources and practical commercial approach and can help you find the most effective resolution to your dispute or issue

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Environment

Our Environment Team advises on all aspects of environmental law and practice in respect of both land and marine environments.

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Family & Children

Our Family Team appreciate that a relationship breakdown is a traumatic event, they treat all issues with sensitivity and provide a tailored service to meet your needs.

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International

Whether you’re a UK firm wanting to do business abroad, or an overseas company wanting to do business or resolve a dispute in the UK, our international team can help.

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Personal Injury

Ashfords' Personal Injury Team will help make sure that claiming compensation is as fast, efficient and hassle-free as possible

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Private Client

Our Private Client Team assists everyone from first-time buyers to high net worth individuals with a wide range of legal services – and we’ve built a reputation for excellence. We know it’s more than a job to you, so it’s more than a job to us.

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Property Litigation

Our Property Litigation Team play a crucial role in a substantial number of property and commercial transactions both on stand-alone matters and in support of our other teams.

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Residential Property

Our Residential Property Team is the largest in the South West, with over 60 dedicated people based in our Exeter, Tiverton, and Taunton offices. We believe that people do business with people, and this is reflected in the high level of client service we provide. Our team, headed by Judith Park advise both private clients and lending Institutions on all matters relating to buying and selling residential property.

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Tax

Our Tax Team works closely with our Corporate and Commercial teams as well as directly with clients such as private and public companies, investment funds, individuals and accountancy and other professional service firms (including law firms) to support your transactional and ongoing business needs.

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Sectors

Agriculture

Our strong South West roots make us the natural choice for legal advice on agriculture and rural affairs.

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Charities

We advise all types of charities, community interest companies, social enterprises, sports clubs, and other not-for-profit organisations. We combine our specialist legal knowledge with a real understanding of the third sector.

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Energy and Waste

We’ve specialised in energy and waste management for over 10 years and we're passionate about the sector and its importance in the growth of our economy.

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Public Sector

We have a wide reaching Local Government practice, advising local and regional government bodies on all the legal issues that affect them.

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Social Housing

Our Social Housing Team is nationally recognised for the wide range of legal services it offers to an ever-growing client base.

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Technology

Our Technology Team is nationally recognised for the quality of its advice and its sector understanding and expertise when assisting businesses in dealing with their IT requirements. Whether it is advising a supplier or a customer, the team will be able to assist you on not only identifying potential problems but also in finding the best way of over coming them. A number of our lawyers have spent much of their careers in the IT sector and so are able to offer pragmatic, cost-effective solutions for any project.

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Care

We have a wide range of experience in the nursing and residential care home sector. Our experts in Property, Corporate, Banking, and Employment have the ability to implement all types of arrangements for our clients.

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Education

Our Education Team advises academies, independent and maintained sector schools, local education authorities, FE colleges and other education clients on a wide range of matters. The Team provides clients with robust practical advice, having regard both to any applicable legal and regulatory framework, as well as commercial and reputational risk.

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Marine & Transport

Ashfords' Marine and Transport Team specialises in all aspects of marine related legal advice to a national and international client base in both the commercial shipping and transport industry and the marine leisure sector.

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Retail

The legal requirements for those in the retail sector are vast and can often appear as a bureaucratic maze of legislation which can threaten the profitability and even the viability of a business. We will work with you to ensure compliance whilst encouraging the growth and stability of your business.

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Sport

Our specialist team of sports lawyers is equipped with a blend of technical expertise and practical understanding of the industry, resulting in securing the right solutions for you. We act for individuals, clubs and team sponsors and right holders on issues arising both on and off the field of play.

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