Ashley Smith


Ashley Smith

Ashley brings a depth of legal experience to the Clara team. He developed expertise in restructuring, insolvency and pensions, as he built his career at three major law firms, rising to Partner.
Having worked on funding and covenant solutions on behalf of both trustees and employers, Ashley understands the importance of protecting members. He sees developing consolidation as an extension of this; creating the right approach and ensuring each transaction proceeds smoothly for employers, trustees and members will all contribute to that outcome. His knowledge and experience are invaluable in ensuring that Clara deals with regulatory and legal issues in the right way.
Legal 500 described Ashley as someone who 'finds innovative solutions to complex problems'.