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Ashley Sutherland (née Kidd) joined Hegarty Solicitors in 2008 after studying at De Montfort University in Leicester. She qualified as a solicitor with the firm in 2010.

Ashley mostly deals with corporate law and is the firm’s contract specialist. She is fully up to speed with the EU Data Protection Reform and will ensure your website and business contracts are compliant. Ashley also works closely with all types of businesses advising them on the best business structure for their needs and advises and prepares shareholder and partnership agreements. Ashley prepares, negotiates and reviews contracts of all types including terms and conditions of trading, software and intellectual property contracts and supply and distribution agreements. She also deals with and assists in mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

She is a member of Peterborough Young Professionals and is a committee member of the Peterborough Young Lawyers Group and Secretary of the Peterborough & District Law Society.

In 2014 Ashley won the Peterborough & District Law Society’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award; this reflects her hard work, dedication to clients and ongoing community involvement.

Outside of work, Ashley takes part in the martial art of Tang Soo Do. She competed in the World Congress of Martial Arts World Games for Great Britain in 2011 and 2012 and has won several awards including two gold medals. Ashley is Director for Female Athletes for World Congress of Martial Arts (WCOAA) and is a fully qualified instructor.

Recent cases include:

  • The drafting of an IP Licence Agreement for a national environmental scheme;
  • The sale of a holiday property rental business.

I am writing to express my thanks for the excellent work carried out by you and your firm to support Mrs W. and I during our recent acquisition. I would like to take the time to draw to your attention the overall satisfaction we felt in working with your firm and in particular, I would single out Ashley for praise in ensuring that the transaction actually happened and I know that the service offered on the day of signing was appreciated, not just by us but by the seller as well.

Mr W., Company Client

Thank you very much for your excellent service during the review of the contract. As I said, you have a tangible (and even infectious!) passion for your job which makes even the review of a legal contract more of a pleasure to work on.

Company Client

I would highly recommend using Ashley and Kally at Hegarty anytime. Having used both of their services for such a crucial time of my business I couldn’t fault them at all. They have been so accommodating to my constant emails and phone calls which at times they must have found bit annoying. I wish them all the best and I will not be going anywhere else for a very long time.

Mr R. Company Client

Many thanks for your assistance. It’s always a pleasure for me to speak to you (interrogate you), you’re one of the few people that I feel tries to understand what I’m trying to do and provide positive solutions! As a broad generalisation I find it’s so easy for people to find reasons why things can’t/shouldn’t be done but few try to find solutions. Thankfully you fall into the small, latter group.

Mr M. Company Client

Legal Q&A

Advice for rebranding a limited company

by Ashley Sutherland

Corporate and Commercial
Legal Q&A

What is an NDA?

by Ashley Sutherland

Corporate and Commercial

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