Tracey Ashford

Tracey Ashford

Legal Director
Bristol The Paragon Counterslip Bristol BS1 6BX
London 20 St Andrew Street London EC4A 3AG
Telephone 01179 309 578
Mobile 07393 148997

Legal Director

Tracey is a legal director with over 25 years’ experience, advising primarily on property-related disputes including boundary, easements and right of way issues. Tracey also advises on landlord and tenant disputes; leasehold enfranchisement matters and applications to the First Tier Tribunal.

Any dispute is stressful, time consuming and potentially very expensive; Tracey’s aim, therefore, is to resolve the dispute at the earliest opportunity adopting a commercial and common-sense approach. Tracey is an advocate of using alternative dispute resolution where appropriate but recognises that sometimes court proceedings and swift action are necessary to protect her clients’ interests.

Tracey acts for a variety of clients from national home builders and SMEs to private individuals, farmers and landowners.


Tracey deals with a variety of agricultural disputes ranging from disputes over land and tenancy issues to contractual and inheritance disputes. Tracey understands the commercial realities facing the farming community and provides sensible and practical advice.

Tracey was appointed a Deputy District Judge in 2019 and sits on the Western Circuit.

  • Property Disputes
  • Private Rights of Way
  • Adverse possession claims and disputes
  • Agriculture and food industry disputes
  • Landlord and Tenant disputes
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Co-ownership and trust of land disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Will, inheritance and trust disputes
  • Contract disputes

Tracey’s relevant experience includes:

  • Acting for a group of freehold homeowners in successfully defending a claim for payment of service charges sought under the terms of their conveyances – Two Rivers Housing v Harrison and others [2011]
  • Acting for several national home builders in resolving their land and building disputes
  • Acting for farm partnerships in relation to their residential tenancies
  • Advising a farm business in relation to right of way and boundary issues concerning their land
  • Acting for a national housing association in their landlord and tenant disputes
  • Settling a claim in the First Tier Tribunal seeking to challenge a previously successful adverse possession application
  • Succeeding at trial in a claim for a declaration as to the use and extent of rights of way over her client’s £1m property
  • Successfully mediating many boundary and right of way disputes
  • Settling a claim for negligence against solicitors and surveyors arising out of the drafting of an option agreement over development land
  • Succeeding at trial in enforcing an agreement reached at mediation relating to boundaries, rights of way and transfers of land.
  • Making several successful applications for adverse possession