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Barrister - Ashley Wynne

Year of Call:  1990

Position:  Head of Family

Ashley Wynne Family CV

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Senior Practice Manager
Adam Wadley

Practice Group Clerks
Edmund Milburn
Laura Tew
Ethan Mann

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

Tel: +44 (0) 845 210 5555
Fax: +44 (0) 121 606 1501
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Ashley Wynne - Family

Ashley is a specialist in financial remedy applications and associated areas including provision for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act and financial disputes between cohabitees under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.

He has extensive experience of high value cases in all of the above areas at all levels, up to and including the Court of Appeal. He regularly represents high net worth and high profile individuals (including successful business people, professional sportsmen and celebrities) and their spouses. He is regularly instructed in cases involving corporate interests, trusts, farming enterprises, insolvency and pension issues.

He is one of few counsel locally, with particular experience in the conduct of claims between cohabitees based upon constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel and appeared in the Court of Appeal in 2014 in relation to a proprietary estoppel claim involving a cohabiting couple.
Ashley wins praise for his meticulous preparation, his skill as an advocate and as a negotiator and his approach to client-care. He is consistently ranked in the top band as a leading junior in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

Ashley is also qualified to accept direct access instructions.


LLB (Hons) (Sweet and Maxwell Prize)




Head of the No5 Chambers Family Law Group 2015


"A real specialist in financial remedy proceedings, an expert in negotiations and able to remain calm under pressure." "Personable, succinct and gives honest, pragmatic advice."
Chambers UK 2017

‘A strong and effective advocate, who has an extremely good manner with clients.’
Legal 500 2016

"He is a leader in his field. His level of knowledge and practical ability is excellent. He is calm even under pressure and always makes the client feel at ease. He always knows the case in depth and his advice is always spot-on."
"I rate him very highly in the service that he delivers and the advice that he gives. He is very experienced in financial remedy matters, particularly when there are difficult matters surrounding trusts. He is great at navigating solutions."
Chambers UK 2016

‘His written work is of exceptional quality.’
Legal 500 2015

"Wins praise for his expertise in financial remedy proceedings, particularly matters with issues around inheritance, pensions or trusts. He is also noted for his knowledge of the law surrounding cohabitation disputes. 
"An excellent advocate who is always calm, even under pressure."
"Very safe pair of hands and brilliant with clients."
Chambers UK 2015

"Highly recommended for family finance work"
Legal 500 2014

"He is an expert negotiator. He always establishes an excellent rapport with our clients and is a fine advocate." "He is on the ball, always prepared and unshakeable."
Chambers UK 2014

Ashley Wynne is the deputy head of the set's family law team. He undertakes a good deal of ancillary relief work, and receives regular instructions on high-value cases.
Chambers UK 2013

''Ashley Wynne is ‘an expert negotiator’, ‘extremely pragmatic’, and ‘exceptional even in the most pressurised circumstances’.
Legal 500 2013

''Ashley Wynne is also recommended for ancillary relief matters'
Legal 500 2012

"dogged in his approach, Ashley Wynne impresses judges and solicitors with his legal knowledge and thorough preparation"
Chambers UK 2011

"Ashley Wynne, a persuasive advocate who deals with high net worth ancillary relief"
Chambers UK 2010

"has developed a good following for his trusts of land work and is also experienced in the effects of bankruptcy in the context of ancillary relief"
Legal 500 2009

"Tagged by those in the know as a future leader in ancillary relief and post-cohabitation financial disputes" and "good with clients and good in court"
Chambers UK 2008


Southwell v. Blackburn [2014] EWCA Civ. 1347