Ashley Murray Chambers

The Northern Circuit’s first virtual internet family law Barristers’ Chambers introducing for solicitors, if required, the unique facility to book Ashley Murray directly on line for divorce and financial remedy related representation and advice of clients. The model of the traditional city centre barristers’ chambers with high overheads is now outdated and unduly burdensome in costs adding significantly to the barristers’ fee to the client. In an internet age, the modern barrister’s practice has the capacity to be far more flexible and economical. The North West has long required a specialised family law chambers where solicitors and clients can access the highest calibre of barrister skilled in family work – Ashley Murray Chambers is intended to be a foundation for such a facility.

Ashley Murray Chambers has from 28th April 2015 become the first family practice in England and Wales to be registered with the Bar Standards Board and the Bar Indemnity Fund as Ashley Murray Limited, an entity to provide family finance advocacy, litigation, and expert legal advice services.


Ashley is the most experienced specialised divorce and financial remedy senior barrister in the North West. Having been the first on Circuit to specialise exclusively in divorce and financial remedy cases nearly two decades ago, he has for many years been recognised nationally as a leading barrister in such work. He also has many published articles in leading law journals to his name and is the co-author of a standard legal textbook.
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Family Law Journal [2017] Fam Law 1196

Sharp turn in divorce finance distribution: the cost of principle versus pragmatism

As is well known, a significant number of marriages end in divorce (ONS – 2013 showed 34% of marriages had ended in divorce by the 20th marriage anniversary – albeit the ONS – 2015 found there had been a modest reduction in divorce between opposite couples overall to 101,055 from 111,169 in 2014 – Divorces in England and Wales: 2015, ONS). As such, the risk to married couples of undergoing the trauma and cost of divorce remains significant. A survey undertaken by Resolution in 2014 found 28% of the separated adults taking part had undertaken some form of additional borrowing as a direct result of their relationship break-up ( _files/files/reso).

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Ashley welcomes any discussion with his solicitors over the appropriate fee level in any individual case and invites his solicitors, if it is not possible to provide him with sight of the papers for this purpose in advance. to supply him with a brief summary of the issues in a case, the amount of reading required and the value involved. Click here to view more


Ashley Murray Chambers runs seminars in the North West covering the Family Financial practice. All seminars are limited so prior booking is essential. Lunch and refreshments are also provided. In conjunction with this programme, Ashley is available to run seminars ‘in house’ or develop tailor made seminars or training at your request. If you would like to discuss seminar opportunities please contact Ashley by email or telephone on 0151 559 3285. Click here to view more

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This unique facility permits Ashley’s solicitors, if they prefer, as an alternative to booking his services by telephone, to make a direct enquiry on line about his availability for any date(s) required up to five months in advance and to secure the booking if desired. In the event that the date enquired of is not available, please consider telephoning Ashley Murray’s Chambers at telephone number 0151 559 3285 or emailing an enquiry to Click here to view our booking system