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Ashley Fife is counsel and member within the Private Client and Trusts team in the Bermuda office. His work primarily consists of providing advice and drafting key documents regarding the creation, management, restructuring and termination of private and commercial trusts with particular emphasis on pension trusts, unit trusts and complex family structures utilising insurance and investment structures and solutions.

Ashley is recognised as "a star on the rise" in the Chambers Global 2017 High Net Worth Guide and commended for being "very helpful on more complicated trusts and deciphering the wording of documents" and "very personable, very knowledgeable, and vrey pleasant." He is also listed as a Citywealth 'Leader' for 2016 and 2017, in which his is described as a "tremendously talented lawyer". Ashley is also recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean 2016 and 2017 where he is described as having "excellent technical skills and a true understanding of the offshore industry".

Prior to joining Appleby, Ashley was the head of the legal department of the Jersey office of an international trust, funds and corporate service provider.

Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, Bermuda and Australia, Ashley also has considerable experience working in law firms’ estate planning, corporate and dispute resolution departments.

He is a committee member of the Bermuda branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, was a member of the industry committee who helped draft guidelines released by Bermuda’s Ministry of Finance in respect of FATCA compliance and is a member of the specialist pension sub-committee of Bermuda’s Trust Law Advisory Group. 

In 2014, he was part of delegation of the Bermuda Business Development Agency which attended STEP LatAm and presented to various firms in Mexico. He is a member of the delegation attending Brazil for STEP LatAm in 2015.

He regularly contributes articles to leading trust publications and delivers presentations on trust law.

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"Excellent technical skills and a true understanding of the offshore industry."

Chambers Global 2015

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