Recognised as a Leading Individual and member of its "Hall of Fame" by the Legal 500, with business nous Ashkhan provides legal and commercial direction to his clients and the firm.
He has a long track record of successive wins and major settlements in the High Court, Court of Appeal and International Arbitrations.
With a particular interest in Lawyers' rights and access to justice, Ashkhan has brought a large number of cases in the firm's name, with 5 cases in the Court of Appeal and one in the Supreme Court relating to lawyers' rights which in turn all relate to access to justice.
Cases currently afoot concern the basis upon which a lawyer has first charge on the fruits of litigation, CANDEY v Crumpler, Supreme Court, March 2022, whether a client can assign his cause of action to a lawyer, CANDEY v Miller, Court of Appeal, March 2022, whether Defendants (as well as Claimants) can instruct lawyers on a contingency CANDEY v Tonstate Group & Ors, Court of Appeal May 2022, and whether lawyers can rely on privileged material to evidence fraud by another lawyer CANDEY v. Bosheh & Salfiti, to be heard by the Court of Appeal in July 2022.
Ashkhan trained at K & L Gates, has full rights of audience as a Solicitor Advocate, has been called to the Bar in England and admitted as a Solicitor Advocate (non-practising) in the British Virgin Islands (Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean).
Approachable, very commercial and fiercely loyal, Ashkhan is repeatedly instructed and recommended by clients and other lawyers because he understands and is in touch with their needs. He always seeks to empower clients and is a plain speaker who gets straight to the point. Standing shoulder to shoulder with his clients he aims to get unresolved disputes before a Judge or Arbitrator without delay. He works with lawyers from all over the world, and in particular the USA.
He primarily acts for entrepreneurs and multinationals and leads a team of 45 fee earners at CANDEY.