Alex Ashmore was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1990. He has practised as a solicitor for approximately 17 years – 12 of those as a partner in a medium-sized firm in Waitakere City. He went to the Bar in 2007 and has been practising as a barrister sole in central Auckland since that time.
Alex specialises in all aspects of Family Law including relationship property, and cases involving children. He is also experienced in family protection and adoption – particularly in cases involving surrogacy.
He has a particular interest in cases involving international child abduction and has appeared as counsel in Family Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in such cases. He is regularly appointed to act for the Central Authority in cases involving the Hague Convention on Child Abduction.
Alex also regularly undertakes appellate work, taking instructions to appear on behalf of the appellant or respondent in appeals from the Family Court to the High Court in particular.
Alex’s tertiary qualifications include a B Com LLB obtained in 1988 and a Masters with First Class Honours obtained in 2006.
He is a member of the International Family Law Issues Committee of the New Zealand Law Society and has presented papers on various aspects of family law both in New Zealand and overseas.