Partner

HUBERT ASHTON

[email protected]
Tel: +44 207 316 5200
Mob: +44 7785 305340

Position:
Partner at Peachey & Co LLP since 1986

Qualifications:
BA (Exon): 1979 Politics (Honours)
Diploma (distinction) in corporate governance: 2005
Admitted as Solicitor: 1983
Slaughter and May 1981 – 1984

Experience:

An experienced lawyer in many different areas of law including the following:

Commercial – all aspects of international and national company and commercial law, partnerships and trusts.

Energy (especially Oil & Gas) – including joint ventures, negotiating with relevant governmental departments and all aspects of upstream and downstream both onshore and offshore.

Transportation – all aspects of land and sea containers from manufacturing contracts to operating and finance leases to management agreements and related work.

Employment – extensive experience of drafting and enforcing contracts of employment; advising with regard to termination of employment including compromise agreements and redundancies; advising with regard to TUPE as well as employee incentive schemes; advising on cross border issues and employment in inward investment context.

Insolvency – all aspects of insolvency whether corporate or individual; from hiatus period, pre-pack to corporate rescue; advising creditors and directors as well as insolvency practitioners.

Litigation – acting for claimants and defendants, both mediation and litigation. Extensive work in international context and cross-border litigation matters, shareholder disputes and contractual claims of all sizes.

Private Client – acting for high net worth individuals and for trustees of onshore and offshore settlements.

Languages:

Conversational French.

Other:

Non-executive Director of companies (especially in the energy and fishing sectors) and trustee of many trusts.

Trustee of the Stanley J Seeger Hellenic Fund, Princeton University, from October 2018.

Undertakes in-house seminars on a range of issues, currently including contract, employment and education.

Elected President and Board Member of JCA International, a network of international lawyers in 25 European countries.

Governor (1999-2014), Vice Chairman (2003-2008) and Chairman (2008-2014) of the Governing Body of The Judd School, Tonbridge.

Court of the Skinners’ Company and its Education Committee (2008-2014), Finance and General Purposes Committee (2015-date) and Renter Warden (2020-2021).

Founder of Lawyers’ Music (1982) and Hon President (1988-date).

Consort to his wife, Jane, the High Sheriff of Kent 2018-2019. Lay preacher.

Many and varied interests including MCC and National Trust membership.

Lives in Tenterden, Kent.