Profile

‘One of a limited number of Senior Circuit specialists outside London with a recognised big money ancillary relief practice. Ashley MurrayKnown for his knowledge and ability in this area of the law and his detailed preparation and attention to his brief. Counsel without any sense of arrogance who is well respected for his reassuring manner and his professional relationships with his clients and a willingness to tenaciously argue a case whoever the tribunal. Recorder ticketed to sit on family cases. A married man with 4 children and an independent school governor. Author of several published articles and the source of regular updating bulletins in ancillary relief to his instructing solicitors and local judiciary’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations

“Highly experienced with excellent client care skills, and always undertakes detailed preparatory work.  Extremely knowledgeable and very professional – He focuses on financial remedy cases, and is regularly instructed to represent high-net-worth individuals.”  – 2016, Legal 500

“Ashley of Ashley Murray Chambers, continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the Northern Circuit’s most experienced practitioners in financial remedy proceedings. He focuses his practice on high net worth cases.”  – 2014, Chambers and Partners Counsel Directory

“His knowledge of the law is first-class. He is probably the most experienced counsel on the circuit and his reputation precedes him.” “An erudite and persuasive advocate who deals with complex financial cases conscientiously and sensitively. A real star of the Merseyside Family Bar.” – 2014, Chambers and Partners Counsel Directory

“Widely regarded as a leading figure for financial proceedings on the Northern Circuit” – 2013, Chambers and Partners

“Band 1 – Ashley Murray is experienced in big money cases and is regularly instructed in financial provision cases.  Something of a “detail merchant” sources recommend his analytical skills.  He is “a top choice for complex papers and difficult issues.” – Chambers and Partners 2011 – Family Law – Legal Experts 2010.

“Ashley Murray – a senior barrister with a wealth of experience.  He is known to be “meticulous and reliable in all he does.” – Chambers & Partners, 2009.

‘‘Good advocate and firm negotiator’, Ashley Murray concentrates on high net worth ancillary relief matters and keeps opposing counsel on their toes by ’spending a lot of time on his cases’’ – Chambers & Partners, 2008.

‘‘Ashley Murray is ‘thorough, professional and very experienced’’  –  Legal 500 (2009 Ed)

‘‘Ashley Murray is a key player in a popular group of barristers’’   –  Legal 500 (2008 Ed)

‘‘Ashley Murray is recommended for ancillary relief and who ‘must be the best prepared counsel on Circuit’’   –  Legal 500 (2007 Ed)

“Liverpool houses two of the longest-serving family counsel on the circuit.  “Good advocate and firm negotiator” Ashley Murray concentrates on high net worth ancillary relief matters and keeps opposing counsels on their toes by “spending a lot of time on his cases.”” – Chambers, 2008

“ASHLEY MURRAY is recommended for Ancillary Relief and who ‘must be the best prepared barrister on the Circuit.” – Legal 500, 2006

“He really prepares to within an inch of his life, leaves no stone unturned and is wonderful for it.  He’s an absolute safe pair of hands and a solid practitioner.” – Expertise

“The conduct and expertise displayed by Mr Murray in the courtroom were outstanding.  Not only did he argue the case well, but he was very current with new law.” – Expertise

Appointments and Awards

Recorder ticketed to hear divorce financial appeals (2013)

Recorder (1998)
Assistant Recorder (1992)
Harmsworth Scholar (1974)

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Education

LLB (Hons) University of Birmingham