Ashley Underwood QC - Cornerstone Barristers
Ashley Underwood QC
Areas of practice:
  • Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
  • Real Estate & Property Law
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Ashley Underwood QC took silk in 2001. He has particular expertise in property, public law and human rights, and public inquiries.

Ashley Underwood was appointed as Leading Counsel to two important public inquiries, one of which is continuing. He has advised the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Treasury Solicitors in relation to other inquiries. He is a founder, and editor of, The website is a practical and informed working guide for those involved in inquiries.

Ashley was appointed leading Counsel to the Robert Hamill Inquiry, which was one of the significant Northern Ireland peace-process inquiry. It was one of the first inquiries held under the Inquiries Act 2005, was the first inquiry to use the enforcement powers under that Act in the High Court, and is one of the very few inquiries which have resulted in prosecutions being brought. He has subsequently been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as leading Counsel to the Azelle Rodney Inquiry, which is the first public inquiry into a death caused by Metropolitan Police officers. It is being conducted by reference to Article 2 ECHR. Ashley is regularly called-on for formal and informal advice in relation to other inquiries.

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