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Ashfords is a national provider of legal, professional and regulatory services.

We work with many different kinds of clients - business owners, public sector, large corporates, private individuals and not for profit organisations - to help them make the most of their opportunities, whilst effectively managing risk. 

We provide legal advice that is not just technically sound, but is rooted in a wider appreciation of the real world in which we all exist. A world that is constantly changing, frequently surprising and invariably hard to navigate.

Whilst we recognise that no two clients’ legal issues are the same, we aim always to provide straightforward, timely advice, delivered in clear and simple language.

Above all, we believe that every client should expect and receive value for time and value for money. Which means working with lawyers who make your life easier, share your values and are good to work with. Lawyers who deliver advice grounded in your world.

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Client Services

Excellent client service is at the heart of everything we do. A lot of firms might say that, but for us, clients really do come first and we work hard to make sure they receive the level of service they expect – every time.

We make it our business from the start to understand our clients’ businesses and objectives and work with them to make sure that our approach will deliver their goals.  To ensure that our clients are at the forefront of everything we do, Ashfords has a dedicated Client Partner, who has overall responsibility for the quality of client service in the firm.

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP PROGRAMME
Our Client Relationship Programme involves independent partners carrying out regular reviews with clients to find out what we’re doing right – and what we need to work on. We listen to our clients and work to resolve any issues that they raise, so they never happen again.

Values

Our clients and our people talk a lot about the culture of Ashfords and what makes it the place it is.

Part of it is that we are not all the same. We are a rich mix of different backgrounds and personalities that bring diversity and creativity to the solutions we provide. But we are also clear that there are some things we all hold dear. Common values that guide “the way we do things around here”.

Whilst we cherish our individuality and independence, anyone who works with us will detect these four values in everything we do and say. They underpin the relationships we form, the quality of our advice, the service we provide and the outcomes we help you achieve.

Ashfords In Numbers

In the financial year ending 30 April 2017 Ashfords reported Turnover of £40.6m, an increase of 13% on prior year. Ashfords Turnover has risen 69% in the last 5 years.  Net Profit of £14.1m for the year to 30 April 2017 represents  an increase of 15% on prior year. Our excellent top line growth combined with maintenance of operating margins, strong balance sheet and positive cash flows from operations continue to enable us to invest in ourselves and ultimately better serve our clients.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our priorities go beyond business and we believe passionately that our firm can be a force for good in the communities in which we work.

We make sure our business behaviour encourages the growth and development of our communities and that we act responsibly towards the environment.

Our staff lead our corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, which we call “Community Matters”. It relates to three types of community:

THE GREEN COMMUNITY
We take our responsibility to the environment seriously. Activities include planting trees, reducing waste (we now send zero waste to landfill) and using local suppliers where possible. We also have our own beehive – protecting bees, producing honey and giving staff the chance to learn new skills in the process.

THE ASHFORDS COMMUNITY
We want to provide a positive and rewarding working environment for all employees. We do this through CSR initiatives including arranging staff discounts at local businesses, allowing staff to buy up to three days’ holiday each year and introducing a cycle scheme offering subsidised bikes.

OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
We actively contribute to the communities in which we work. For example, for the last three years we have asked all our teams to nominate a charity of the year, which  has raised almost £300,000 for Mind, Parkinson’s UK  and Alzheimer’s Society.

Sponsorship

Ashfords sponsor a wide range of events and initiatives each year.

In the past 12 months we have supported community sports teams and athletes, local business groups, business and community awards, and community participation events.