Ashley was called to the Bar in
2013 as a Prince of Wales Scholar by Gray's Inn and holds a Ph.D. in law. He brings his industry experience of being a member of a local authority and lecturing in property and planning law to
provide the highest quality advisory and advocacy service.
He advises and appears in a wide
range of areas within the development and licensing industry including, residential, retail and commercial schemes, energy projects, town-centre regeneration schemes, local plan examinations, village
green, common land and rights of way inquiries, taxi, private hire, premises and sex venue license applications. He has significant experience of litigation in those sectors at all levels of court,
including to the Supreme Court.
Ashley is the General Editor of
Sweet & Maxwell's Journal of Planning & Environment Law, a contributing editor to
Oxford University Press' A Practical Approach to Planning Law, and an author of the planning
law commentary for Westlaw's Insight service. His opinion on planning law and practice is frequently sought by the industry
press, and recently by The Daily Telegraph on application of the national Green Belt