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 The model of the traditional city centre barristers’ chambers with high overheads is now outdated and unduly burdensome in costs adding significantly to the barristers’ fee to the client.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

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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Latest Articles

Family Law Journal [2018] Fam Law 1548

The width of the court’s discretion under s 31(1), MCA 1973 – for width read uncertainty: Mills v Mills

As is now well rehearsed, the Supreme Court had granted leave to appeal to H on a narrow basis, being ‘whether, in light of the fact that provision had already been made for W’s housing needs in the capital settlement, the Court of Appeal was entitled to interfere with the judge’s decision not to increase the periodical payments so as to cover all of the wife’s current rental costs’.

H and W were each aged 52 and had married in 1987. They had, an adult son. W had had a history of painful gynaecological difficulties following a late miscarriage in the marriage. Their separation occurred in 2000. In 2002 the first instance judge within the divorce financial proceedings had approved a consent order whereby the joint former matrimonial home (‘FMH’) was to be sold and the net proceeds divided whereby W gained £230k and H £23k plus a policy of the same value and his two survey company shares on the basis of a capital clean break. In addition, W was to have joint lives spousal periodical payments order of £13,200 pa.

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Family Law Journal [2018] Fam Law 1548

The width of the court’s discretion under s 31(1), MCA 1973 – for width read uncertainty: Mills v Mills

As is now well rehearsed, the Supreme Court had granted leave to appeal to H on a narrow basis, being ‘whether, in light of the fact that provision had already been made for W’s housing needs in the capital settlement, the Court of Appeal was entitled to interfere with the judge’s decision not to increase the periodical payments so as to cover all of the wife’s current rental costs’.

H and W were each aged 52 and had married in 1987. They had, an adult son. W had had a history of painful gynaecological difficulties following a late miscarriage in the marriage. Their separation occurred in 2000. In 2002 the first instance judge within the divorce financial proceedings had approved a consent order whereby the joint former matrimonial home (‘FMH’) was to be sold and the net proceeds divided whereby W gained £230k and H £23k plus a policy of the same value and his two survey company shares on the basis of a capital clean break. In addition, W was to have joint lives spousal periodical payments order of £13,200 pa.

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Fees

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 Ashley's full range of fees.

Events and Private Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR)

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.

Ashley Murray Chambers also offers a private FDR to enable parties to secure an early resolution to their financial remedy claims upon divorce which can then be presented in the form of a consent order for the Court's endorsement - thus avoiding lengthy and costly disputed proceedings. A fixed fee of £4,000 plus VAT applies subject to conditions, please click here.

Book Ashley

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 seven 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 ashley@amchambers.co.uk. Click here to view our booking system