Ashley Padgett, Solicitor




Ashley graduated from Northumbria University with a first class degree in Law and qualified in 2013, having trained at a firm of solicitors in Newcastle.

On qualifying, Ashley joined the litigation department at Gibson & Co. as an Associate where she has been involved in a range of banking and contractual disputes. She has excellent experience of resolving all manner of disputes ranging from consumer and contract issues to high value international arbitration proceedings.

Ashley has considerable advocacy experience in a range of civil disputes including possession claims and rent actions.

Since joining Gibson & Co. Ashley has conducted a range of complex contentious matters often involving an international element. Recent highlights include:

  • Acting for ING Bank N.V following the collapse of the O.W. Bunker Group (OWB) in Denmark, which prior to its insolvency was the world’s largest supplier of marine fuel. ING acted as agent for a syndicate of lenders to OWB and has asserted a right to recover (as assignee) the debts owed to OWB by way of LMAA arbitration proceedings.
  • Successfully acting for a company in its appeal to the Court of Appeal to determine whether and to what extent it was entitled to additional performance fees.
  • Acting for the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the successful High Court trial of a multi-million pound international arbitration dispute. The Government successfully resisted enforcement of an award in the UK.
  • Successfully acting for a company in High Court proceedings for a £630,000 success fee under an agreement for the provision of advice in connection with a proposed capital raise.
  • Acting in a number of actions involving breach of director’s duties and/or fiduciary duties.


Away from work Ashley enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

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