Mary Ashley

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Legal 500 2021: Ranked as a rising star – Mary Ashley advises private clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues. A fellow barrister reports: “Mary Ashley is incredible. I think she is very diligent and thorough. I am super impressed with her.” An instructing solicitor says Ashley is “a bit of a superwoman, really. She is available at all hours, as bright as can be and approachable. She is really accessible and really good. She is really pragmatic and easy to deal with.”

Mary has developed a thriving practice advising on all issues which can arise in the private client context with a particular focus on tax law and trusts law.

She has significant experience in dealing with both complex advisory work as well as litigation. Mary accepts instructions to advise or act alone, as well as to act as junior counsel.

Particular areas of expertise include private client, pensions, SDLT,  inheritance tax, charities, complex trusts construction issues, contentious trust issues and domicile. For a list of recent matters she has advised on please look at the recent matter below.

Mary also regularly speaks on various topics relating to current issues in either tax or trusts.

Mary is able to undertake instructions through public access.

Called 2014: Gray’s Inn


2012-2014 BPTC, BPP

2011-2012 BCL. Keble college, Oxford (Distinction)

2007-2010 BA Jurisprudence, Keble College, Oxford (First Class)


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