East Anglian Transport Industry Considers Future of Electric Freight Transportation

The possibilities for electric freight transport, and potentially driverless freight vehicles, were up for discussion at a Road Transport Briefing hosted by regional law firm Ashtons Legal at Trinity Park in Ipswich on Thursday.   The event, which attracted around 100 delegates from the region, heard from the Marketing Director of Tevva......

Two of East Anglia’s professional firms partner to help businesses with cost-effective dispute resolution

Ashtons Legal is partnering with regional accountancy firm Price Bailey to deliver a new service which will give East Anglian businesses an alternative, cost-effective way of resolving business disputes. This is being done through the multi-award winning Escalate dispute resolution service. Escalate is a collaborative venture involving accountancy......

Ashtons climb in legal guide

On Monday 29th October the 2019 Legal 500 results were published online. Legal 500 is an independent guide that ranks law firms and solicitors in the UK. Ashtons is delighted to have achieved a boost in the number of leading individuals listed as 22, up four from last year and up from just five named in 2014! Those retaining their places fro......

Worry in the transport sector about recruitment

Road Transport and Logistics business owners and managers are concerned about the continuing shortage in the number of drivers, according to a straw poll taken at an event for the transport sector in Ipswich today. Over two thirds of delegates raised their hands when asked if they had seen a deterioration in driver recruitment in the past thre......

Award victory for Ashtons

Ashtons came up trumps at the LawNet 2017 Awards when winners were announced at the annual LawNet conference on Friday 10 November at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. LawNet is a national network of over 60 independent law firms who are committed to rigorous quality standards and best practice. The prestigious LawNet awards are judged not by lawyers......

Ashtons' guests bring a little cheer to Bury Women's Refuge

This morning saw Ashtons host the StEPS networking breakfast at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. The firm invited along Annie Munson from Bury Women's Refuge and each attendee was asked to bring along an item to donate to the charity. Annie said afterwards: "With friends of the Refuge like StEPS, my annual promise to the residents that this WILL......

Ashtons has advised Abbotts Leisure Parks in their acquisition of Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Based in Reedham in Norfolk, Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is an increasingly popular family entertainment park, consisting of rides and play areas for young children as well as a host of exotic and domestic animals and birds to see, feed and pet. The Ashtons team was led by Corporate Associate Mark Watson and Commercial Property Solicitor Howard......

Ashtons sponsors Bury Bomber Wheelchair Basketball team

Ashtons are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Bury Bombers Wheelchair Basketball team. The Bury Bombers are a wheelchair basketball team who train weekly at Culford School near Bury St Edmunds. They were formed in 1997 and cater for people of all ages and abilities. Adults who are coached from beginner level have the opportunity to wor......

Ashtons shortlisted for regional award

Ashtons are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in The Legal 500 UK 2018 awards for their work with the transport sector. Partner Tim Ridyard and Solicitor Tim Norris joined Ashtons in early 2017 having worked together for a number of years previously and have already set up a thriving practice area which has......

Ashtons legal appoints new business managers

Ashtons Legal has created and filled new Business Manager roles in a move designed to ensure that their experienced lawyers are able to concentrate on providing quality legal advice to clients while others support them to grow and develop the firm for a profitable future. Russell Fox, Jane Gaynor and Ben Hallatt have joined existing staff member J......

Ashtons launches Regulatory and Road Transport team

Ashtons Legal is delighted to announce the addition of a niche Regulatory and Road Transport team to its Business Legal Services group, having just appointed two new specialist solicitors including one of East Anglia’s Legal 500 ranked ‘leading individuals’. Partner Tim Ridyard and solicitor Tim Norris have recently joined the firm having worked t......

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