Hubert Ashton


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Partner at Peachey & Co LLP since 1986


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7316 5200


BA (Exon): 1979 Politics (Honours)
Diploma (distinction) in corporate governance: 2005
Slaughter and May 1981- 1984

Admitted as Solicitor:



An experienced lawyer in many different areas of law including the following:

Commercial – all aspects of international and national company and commercial law, partnerships and trusts.

Energy (especially Oil & Gas) – including joint ventures, negotiating with relevant governmental departments and all aspects of upstream and downstream both onshore and offshore.

Transportation – all aspects of land and sea containers from manufacturing contracts to operating and finance leases to management agreements and related work.

Employment – extensive experience of drafting and enforcing contracts of employment; advising with regard to termination of employment including compromise agreements and redundancies; advising with regard to TUPE as well as employee incentive schemes; advising on cross border issues and employment in inward investment context.

Insolvency – all aspects of insolvency whether corporate or individual; from hiatus period, pre-pack to corporate rescue; advising creditors and directors as well as insolvency practitioners.

Litigation – acting for claimants and defendants, both mediation and litigation. Extensive work in an international context and cross-border litigation matters, shareholder disputes and contractual claims of all sizes.

Private Client – acting for high net worth individuals and for trustees of onshore and offshore settlements.

Hubert Ashton - Partner at Peachey & Co LLP


Conversational French.


Non-executive Director of companies (especially in the energy and fishing sectors) and trustee of many trusts.
Trustee of the Stanley J Seeger Hellenic Fund, Princeton University, from October 2018.
Undertakes in-house seminars on a range of issues, currently including contract, employment and education.
Elected President and Board Member of JCA International, a network of international lawyers in 23 European countries.
Governor (1999-2014), Vice Chairman (2003-2008) and Chairman (2008-2014) of the Governing Body of The Judd School, Tonbridge.
Court of the Skinners’ Company and its Education Committee (2008-2014), Finance and General Purposes Committee (2015-date), Renter Warden (2020-2021), First Warden (2021-2022); Master (2022-date)
Founder of Lawyers’ Music (1982) and Hon President (1988-date).
Consort to his wife, Jane, the High Sheriff of Kent 2018-2019. Lay preacher.
Many and varied interests including life memberships of Marylebone Cricket Club and the National Trust.
Lives in Tenterden, Kent.