Ashton Carter is a Solicitor and Partner in our Corporate and 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 specialising in corporate transactions involving both share and assets sales/purchases, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, corporate reorganisations and restructures.
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 at the time 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 start-ups, 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.
Ashton is recognised in the 2020 edition of Legal 500 where he is named as a ‘Next Generation Partner’. He is described as ‘helpful, available and diligent in his approach’ and ‘always willing to help find the right way forward in any situation.’
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.
An absolute pleasure to deal with. The attention to detail and prompt and accurate interventions to get things done on time was outstanding.
Your service levels throughout have been nothing other than ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and I am VERY impressed with your attention to detail.
Thank you for your amazing commitment and professionalism in dealing with my case - you take everything in your stride and make it look so easy.
Ashton Carter was an absolute star. A consummate professional in every aspect of the process with great interpersonal skills and superb attention to detail.
Fisher Jones Greenwood are a very professional and effective team of solicitors. In my dealings – namely with Ashton Carter – my requests are always dealt with promptly, diligently and with exemplary customer courtesy. Having worked with FJG on multiple contracts spanning everything from employment to acquisition, I can safely say that we have found a permanent legal advisor for the different aspects that our business encounters whether as a matter of daily business or for ad hoc items. I would recommend this law firm for good value, premium service from conscientious, detailed and hard-working industry professionals.
Ashton is a keen football, golf, tennis, basketball and American football fan, as well as an avid reader. Ashton also likes to travel, watch and participate in various sports and attend live music gigs and shows in his spare time.