Where/when you studied: Sheffield University 2008 – 2011 and then Manchester Metropolitan University between 2011 and 2012
Professional expertise before joining the firm: Paralegal at local solicitors from 2012 until 2014 and then a Trainee Solicitor at Garricks LLP
When you joined the firm: December 2015
Department responsibilities (within the firm): Solicitor within the Commercial Department
Areas of special legal expertise: Ashlea advises on leases, purchases and sales, buying and selling businesses and going concerns, refinances, lease reviews, lease extensions (flats), licences, tenancies at will, auction purchases and sales, transfers of property, residential conveyancing, purchase and sale of development land, declarations of trust, lost deed applications and first registration applications.
What our clients say about Ashlea:
May 2018 - "Ashlea made the house purchase a stress free process."
May 2018 - "Just a note from us to thank you for all your efforts in concluding the sale, it has been a bit of a mission but I was impressed with your professionalism and your grit and wry humour!"
Name: Ashlea Thornton
Where educated: Westholme Upper School, Canon Slade Sixth Form, The University of Sheffield
First job: Paralegal at local solicitors
Hobbies: The gym, eating out, cooking and socialising
Favourite food: Anything Italian
Favourite film: Goodfellas
Ultimate holiday destination: Cuba
Favourite sport/team: Cricket
Favourite book: Not without my daughter