Ashley holds a Bachelor of Forensic Science, Bachelor of Laws, and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Newcastle. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and High Court of Australia.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Ashley practised as a solicitor with boutique litigation firms in Newcastle primarily in family law, wills and estates, and civil litigation with a commercial flavour. He continues his work in those areas at the Bar.
In the Family Law arena, Ashley’s interest and experience includes:
Ashley is the current President of the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association, having served in various roles on the committee over the years including as Secretary and Vice-President.
He continues to service clients both in and outside of Newcastle – having conducted matters in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, the New England, the North Coast, the Central West, and Hunter Valley.