Founder

All about our founder Ashley Gurr.

Founder Profile

Clear Insight Training was founded by experienced commercial lawyer Ashley Gurr BSc (Hons) (LOND.), Solicitor.

Ashley has represented Entrepreneurs, Micros, SMEs and larger business clients for many years in the fields of Commercial Law, Commercial Property and Employment Law, so he has a broad understanding of the key areas of importance facing most businesses.

In 2012, Ashley set up his own successful niche Law Firm in the North Worcestershire / South Birmingham area, which specialised in Commercial and Employment Law. Following an impressive period of growth and client-wins, in 2014 he merged his practice with his previous Firm to widen the services offered to his clients. As a result of the merger, Ashley became Partner in charge over the Commercial, Commercial Property and Employment Law departments.

Following a takeover of the Firm in 2018 by a regional Legal 500 firm, Ashley became a Consultant Solicitor and also founded Clear Insight Training. He also has post-qualification experience working as an In House Lawyer at a FTSE 250 international consultancy group, advising on Commercial Contracts, and at a FTSE 100 multi-national utility giant, in a
Contract Strategy role.

On the Commercial side, Ashley has experience advising clients on Setting up in Business, Business Formation, bespoke Contracts, Standard Terms and Conditions, Business Sales & Purchases and also Partnership Agreements and Shareholder Agreements etc.

The bulk of his experience on the Commercial Property side lies in commercial Leases and freehold acquisitions and disposals, ranging from retail premises, licensed premises, industrial units and offices etc.

Finally, on the Employment side, Ashley has acted for both SME and Senior Employee clients on matters ranging from Settlement Agreements (including in particular negotiating terms for Senior Directors), Redundancies, Employment Contracts, Grievances, Tribunal Claims, ACAS Settlements and everything in between.

EDUCATION

2003 – Royal Holloway, University of London – BSc (Hons) – Management – 2:1

2005 – The College of Law (now University of Law) – Post Graduate Diploma in Law

2006 – The College of Law (now University of Law) – Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

2008 – Admitted as a Solicitor Full Law Society Membership

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Awarded a Distinction from The College of Law in his final Law Exams, known as the Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Founded his own thriving, niche Law Firm at the age of 30 and appointed Equity Partner and Head of Commercial at an excellent Firm with a seven-figure turnover at just 32 years of age.

STYLE

Ashley has a likeable and engaging training style, and takes a true interest in his clients and their businesses. 

He provides very practical tips based upon his years of experience of dealing with hundreds of business clients of all shapes and sizes.  

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