Date of Call: 2010
BSB Number: 56946
Asher is a specialist family law Barrister who is authorised to practice by the Bar Council and is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. He has a right of audience in every court in England and Wales.
Asher is a former Royal Marine and served on operations around the world. He later became a police officer with the Thames Valley police, which sparked his interest in law. He graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a First Class Honours Degree (LLB), achieving the highest degree classification of his academic year.
Asher joined Chambers in 2012. However, he has also practiced as in-house counsel with a prominent firm of solicitors and has extensive litigation experience.
He brings a depth of life experience to his practice. He is able to offer exceptional client care, combined with pragmatism and sound legal judgement
Asher undertakes public access work and appears on the Bar Council Public Access Register. This allows members of the public to instruct Asher directly, without having to go through a solicitor (although Asher also accepts instructions from solicitors in the traditional way).
You can find out more about how to instruct Asher on a Direct Public Access basis at: https://www.no18chambers.com/public-access
For a clear explanation of how instructing Asher on a direct access basis can work for you, go to the Bar Council’s explanatory document: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/uploads/assets/20f0db2a-a40c-4af9-95b1b9557ad748e9/Public-Access-Guidance-for-Lay-Clients.pdf
Examples of the family law work Asher often undertakes:
- Providing advice and guidance on legal issues, both before and during court proceedings;
- Drafting legal documents and letters on behalf of clients;
- Representing clients at court;
- Providing advice and representation on appeals.
Please contact Asher’s clerking team for information on his fees, to obtain a quotation for legal services, or for information on the likely timescales for commonly provided legal services: telephone: 02380 736812 email: email@example.com
Family: Care & Children
Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings
Asher is an experienced Public Law advocate. He has dealt with cases involving allegations of neglect; non-accidental injury; physical and sexual abuse; mental health; drug and alcohol issues and cases with a multi-jurisdictional element.
He has also dealt with matters concerning Special Guardianship and contact with children in care.
Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989
Asher has particular expertise in dealing with cases involving children, after their parents have separated. This often involves disputes over where children should live; how much time they should spend with each parent and/or other members of their family; Parental Responsibility; changing children’s names; children’s education; their religious up-bringing; parents relocating to another part of the country or abroad; taking children out of the country for holidays; what happens to children if one or both parents die; children witnessing/experiencing domestic abuse and cases concerning children with special needs.
Asher is regularly instructed to represent Children’s Guardians appointed under FPR 2010 r16.4.
He has also represented grandparents in a variety of applications.
Asher’s wider life experience enables him to offer exceptional support to his clients. He is able to ‘think outside the box’, quickly identifying practical solutions to resolve family disputes and avoid protracted legal proceedings.
Domestic violence & injunctions
Asher has represented many clients (both male and female) in cases involving domestic abuse. He regularly deals with applications for injunctions under the Family Law Act 1996, such as non-molestation orders and occupation orders.
No 18 Resolution
- Oxford Brookes University - LLB First Class (Hons)
- College of Law - BVC Very Competent
- Affiliate member of Resolution
- Inner Temple
- Otto Rix Prize – Inner Temple (2011)
- Major Scholarship and Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship – Inner Temple (2010)
- Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons Prize for ‘Best Academic Achievement’ - Oxford Brookes University (2009)
Asher enjoys foreign travel whenever possible. He continues to pursue his passion for adventure sports and is a keen climber, skier and long-distance runner.