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Ashford House Grenadier Road Exeter
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Tel: 01392 337000


London, Exeter, Bristol, Plymouth, Taunton, Tiverton



Specialists in

Asset Recovery - Business Risk & Regulation - Care Homes - Charities - Clinical Negligence - Construction - Corporate & Commercial - Crime - Dispute Resolution - Education - Employment & HR Support - Environment - Equity Release - Family & Children - IT - IP - International - Licencing - Local Government - Marine - Personal Injury - Planning - Projects - Property Litigation - Real Estate - Residential Property - restructuring & Insolvency - Retail - Social Housing - Sports Law - Trusts & Estates

Ashfords is recognised as a leading provider of legal and related professional services, we deliver responsive, commercial, and sound advice to our clients across a range of industries and sectors.

Ashfords is a top 100 law firm with 70+ partners and 490+ staff. Our aim is straightforward. To help our clients get the results they want.

We make it our business from the start to understand our clients' needs and objectives for both the long and short term, and we work with clients to ensure that our approach reflects their requirements and aims.

Relationships are naturally two-way. We know it is important to discuss openly with our clients the ways in which we are working together, including areas where we can adapt, to ensure that our clients receive the most efficient, cost-effective and professional service that we can offer.

Each client from the outset has a single Client Partner, who is responsible for maintaining an overview of all matters that we are working on for that client. Other partners and lawyers will almost certainly be involved on matters from time to time, but the Client Partner acts as a single point of contact. We will provide our clients with full details of all key contacts, giving them maximum access to the relevant individuals.

Our infrastructure means that we are ideally placed to assist our clients. All our lawyers can access a client's matters, irrespective of wherever they are in the world, and our online extranet system provides immediate access to matters and all applicable documentation, should our clients wish to use this service.

Above all, it is important to ensure that clients receive the level of service they expect. Client Partners carry out regular reviews to address any areas which could be improved, or where clients ask to change to suit their approach to their business

A business can only be as successful as the people who work for it. At Ashfords we place the highest emphasis on the quality of our services, which is why we believe in providing a positive and rewarding working environment for all our staff. We want our employees to be happy and motivated, so that our clients will benefit from a fresh and friendly approach. Our open plan offices lend well to this idea, as all of our employees get to work from the same space and close to the Partners and Lawyers who are supervising them.  Working in open plan also delivers growth and experience to dealing with a variety of important client matters.

We want people who are:

Business savvy

As a modern law firm, we look for strong business acumen in our trainees. This means being able to look beyond the law at the wider context and find solutions to problems that are practical and commercially viable.

Creative, innovative

Sometimes the path through a problem to its solution is not a straight line. We look for trainees that can use a creative approach to find innovative answers.

Effective communicators

It's no good having brilliant ideas if you can't get them across. Our trainees understand that good communication skills are at the heart of any business and know how to communicate effectively both within the firm and outside it.

Driven, ambitious

We want you to succeed and we'll help you do it, but you will need to bring drive and ambition. Some of our former trainees are now our Partners, there are no glass ceilings at Ashfords.

Team players

You can't build a human pyramid on your own. We aren't looking for gymnasts, but we are looking for people who understand that working as part of a team enables us to achieve more for our clients.


Change happens. Being able to adapt to changing demands and circumstances is an essential skill for a career in law.

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