Ashtons Legal is an award-winning law firm with a strong focus on customer service. The legal teams provide a wide range of advice to businesses and private individuals regionally, nationally and internationally from offices across East Anglia and Leeds
We are one of the largest law firms in the region with offices in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Ipswich, Norwich and Leeds. We are a broad service firm, which employs over 350 people.
Ashtons Legal has specialist lawyers ready to help clients with:
• agriculture and estates, commercial property, corporate and commercial services, construction, dispute resolution, employment law, franchising, HR advice, GDPR and data protection compliance, and transport and regulatory matters
• family law and mediation, private client matters including Wills, powers of attorney, probate and tax and trusts, residential conveyancing, French legal services and inheritance disputes
• medical negligence, personal injury and industrial disease claims, and Court of Protection advice.
The firm has various niche sectors in which it is particularly strong; these include agricultural businesses, care homes, the food and drink sector, university colleges and the road transport sector.
The Ashtons franchise team has over 20 years’ experience assisting franchise networks both within the UK and internationally and maintains its strong reputation for high-end, quality work coupled with a practical ‘can do’ approach.
Our dedicated franchise team is made up of specialists within their fields who understand the often unique needs of franchisors and is supported by our wider commercial services team, enabling us to provide our franchise clients with a holistic approach to all their legal needs.
Our team are personable, approachable, knowledgeable and above all, entirely practical. We approach your needs from a business perspective.
Our clients value our ability to deliver City-level advice at regional rates. This makes us ideally suited to working with organisations looking to establish franchise networks.
Ashtons’ Damian Humphrey and John Chambers have been recognised as UK franchise law experts by contributing to the international ‘Getting The Deal Through: Franchise 2022’ publication.