Ashley is a Partner and a solicitor-advocate specialising in particular in media and internet-related disputes. His practice covers all sides of the media and internet spectrum, acting for broadcasters, publishers, content providers, website operators and internet intermediaries on a whole range of disputes, from defamation actions and privacy injunctions to contractual and regulatory disputes. He also acts for a range of blue-chip companies in relation to reputation management issues and has been described as an "internet defamation expert" by the Legal 500.
Ashley is experienced in managing internal investigations. His litigation and reputation management experience combine to provide an excellent platform from which to advise companies when an investigation is required in a crisis situation.
Through his interest in the converging world of the traditional media and the internet, Ashley has developed an expertise in social media and data security and regularly advises companies on their social media strategies, data security policies and crisis planning. He also advises a number of internet intermediaries on liability issues arising from social media.
Ashley is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and was recently invited to speak at Harvard Law School and the Stanford Centre for Internet & Society on the subject of intermediary liability. He is also a member of the Media Committee for the Society of Computers & The Law.