Ashton Carter is a Solicitor and Partner in our Corporate Commercial Team and studied law at the University of Essex, graduating in 2008. He then went on to qualify from BPP Law School with a Commendation for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2009 obtaining a commendation award in Business Law.
Ashton trained with Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP and qualified as a Solicitor in March 2013, being promoted to Partner in April 2015.
Ashton is particularly interested in corporate, commercial, company and partnership work, including drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, both share and asset acquisitions and disposals, corporate reorganisations and restructures and is also our resident intellectual property specialist, providing advice on copyright, trademarks, designs and general intellectual property elements.
Ashton also has a passion for working with charities and undertakes a considerable amount of charity work as well as providing independent legal advice in relation to business finance arrangements, mortgages and guarantees.
Ashton has previously, been a part of the ‘Consulting Room’ legal clinic in association with COLBEA Business Centre, aimed at providing new business start-ups and small/medium enterprises with free, initial legal advice. Ashton has combined this with his position as a trustee of a local charitable incorporation organisation to develop his passion and focus for ensuring the community in Colchester continues to prosper and continues its progressive growth.
Having been located in Essex for many years, Ashton has a particular affinity with the area, with a particular focus and interest in its expanding economy, new business startups and small to medium enterprises in Essex and its surrounding areas, including London. Ashton also takes a keen interest in already well-established businesses, working on several projects focused on ensuring such businesses continue to grow and expand, diversify or otherwise adjust to ensure their business, profitability and prosperity remain buoyant.
I have been extremely happy with the service both yourself and Fisher Jones Greenwood as a company have carried out on my behalf. You’ve helped enormously with enabling me to understand the content of the contract and describe to me in layman's terms what needed to be absorbed.
Ashton grasped the issues immediately, and not only prepared the relevant documents promptly but they were accompanied by sound practical advice, mentioning ways to proceed that I had not really thought about. The extra guidance and insight has been invaluable.
Ashton is a keen football fan, playing both 11-a-side and 5-a-side games in his spare time. Ashton also likes to travel, play golf and attend live music gigs and shows.