Ashley Crathern Principal Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2014 - Solicitor of England and Wales

Primary office:  London

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Ashley Crathern

Ashley is a principal associate in our commercial development and investment team and advises in respect of a broad range of real estate matters including investment acquisitions and disposals, leasing and asset management, property redevelopment and financing/re-financings.

Ashley primarily works for Columbia Threadneedle Investments, DTZ Investors, the Pension Protection Fund, Primary Healthcare Properties, the MPI aviation group and London Metric PLC.


  • Advising Columbia Threadneedle Investments across their property portfolios in connection with a number of sales and acquisitions, lettings and asset management including a number of complicated agreements for lease involving several tranches of conditionality. Ashley also oversees all negotiation of the client's property management agreements with various managing agents.
  • Acting for DTZ Investors in connection with their leasing/asset management for a public authority pension fund.
  • Acting for Primary Healthcare Properties in connection with re-financings of various property portfolios, substantial redevelopments and lease re-gearing of existing sites and a forward funded development.
  • Successfully representing London Metric PLC on the sale of a portfolio of industrial estates in the West Midlands subject to over a hundred leases with a 10 day turn-around.
  • Advising the MPI aviation group in connection with their real estate interests both as landlord and occupational tenant.

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Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Career
      July 2020
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate/Principal Associate
  • 2019

    • Career
      January 2019
      Ashurst (Melbourne, Australia), Senior Associate
  • 2015

    • Career
      February 2015
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
  • 2014

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2012

    • Career
      August 2012
      Burges Salmon LLP, Trainee/Associate
    • Education
      College of Law, Legal Practice Course
  • 2010

    • Education
      Cardiff University, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)