Peter Barton



Peter is a Partner and Head of the Equity Release Team. Peter is a specialist in advising clients on Equity Release Schemes.

Peter heads the Ashfords’ multi award winning Equity Release department which annually represents over 7,000 borrowers in lifetime mortgages.

Peter is a member of Action on Elder Abuse, Solicitors for the Elderly, and the Alzheimers Society. He is one of the co-founders of the Equity Release Solicitors Alliance and a prominent member of the Equity Release Council. Peter chairs the Consumer Protection Working Group, is a member of the long term care working Group and Public Affairs Working Group.

Relevant experience

  • Ashfords' Equity Release Team is the only equity release legal specialists to have the "in-house" legal specialisms to also assist clients with linked issues such as matrimonial/separation, lease extensions, buying and selling properties, wills and trust issues, insolvency/bankruptcy and litigation matters, providing a complete legal service to the client within one firm.
  • Peter has 18 years' hands-on practical experience and knowledge of working in the lifetime mortgage sector.
  • Peter has advised lenders before launch into equity release market on their documentation and procedure.
  • Peter is a prominent figure in the Equity Release Council and is regularly approached in a consultation role on issues with products and lenders and in product development.
  • Peter has a working knowledge of all of the current lender legal practices and products.