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Peter Ashford


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Peter is a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution department. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the litigation, arbitration and mediation processes across a broad range of commercial disputes, but is a specialist in international arbitration.

He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the author of the Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration published by Juris Publishing of New York in 2014. The second edition is available here. He has also written a Guide to the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration and a Guide to the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration, both published by Cambridge University Press in early 2013 and mid-2016 respectively. Both guides are available here. A Guide to the IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration is being written and is anticipated to be published in 2018. 

Peter has been appointed by the LCIA and the President of the Law Society as arbitrator and is also recognised in the third edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for Litigation.

Peter graduated in law and economics in 1983, trained in London and qualified in 1986. He joined Cripps Harries Hall LLP (now Cripps LLP) in 1987, became a partner in 1991 and joined Fox Williams as a partner in 2012.

"Bright, involved and always available"
(Legal 500, 2019)

"Very experienced"
(Legal 500, 2019)

"Trusted by clients"
(Legal 500, 2017)

Clients praise Peter Ashford, saying: "He provides realistic appraisals of the situation, and is both diligent and professional in all his behaviour."
(Chambers UK, 2017)

'Peter Ashford is a notable arbitration practitioner. He is known as a "top-notch" lawyer who "works very hard for clients."'
(Chambers UK, 2015)

Peter Ashford is ‘intelligent, commercial and tenacious'.
(Legal 500, 2014)

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