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Education CV


B.A (hons) (Lancaster) (First Class); Dip. Law; LL.M by Research (Edin.) (Distinction); Barrister (Middle Temple).

Prizes & Scholarships

2017-20: The Milsom Studentship in English Legal History (Selden Society, Ph.D);

2014-16: 3-4 South Square Chambers Scholarship (Middle Temple, BPTC);

2014-16: The Dean's Award (Northumbria Law School, BPTC);

2013-14: Tercentenary Award for Excellence (Edinburgh Law School, LL.M).

Academic & Teaching

2018- : Co-Convenor Centre for English Legal History;

2018- : Supervisor in Land Law and Legal History;

2018- : Teaching Associate in Land Law and Equity & Trusts, Queen Mary University of London.

Fields of research

English Legal History;

Equity and Trusts;

Land Law.


Uses in the Later Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries: Doctrine and Practice.


Ashley is a private lawyer whose research focuses on the historical development of trust law. He is particularly interested in the historical development of uses, a medieval precusor to the modern day trust, in the period from c. 1483-1529. Ashley's doctoral thesis touches on legislation and practice relating to uses in this period, with particular focus on the statute 1 Ric. III, c. 1 (1484) and the doctrinal development of express and implied uses up to the Statute of Uses (1536).


Dr Neil Jones

Prof. David Ibbetson

Start Date

Oct 2017