Ashley Palminteri – Director

Ashley Palminteri, solicitor, mediator and collaborative lawyer

T: 0117 989 7960 and 0203 370 2880


The Family Law Practice is led by Ashley Palminteri.

Ashley was born and lives in Bristol. He is married with 3 children.

After qualifying as a solicitor in 1994, he worked in London for 11 years. He has specialised in family law for most of his career and was a Partner in a well-known London law firm, before returning to Bristol to join Burges Salmon in July 2005.

A qualified solicitor, mediator and collaborative lawyer. Ashley is a member of Resolution – first for family law and The Law Society’s Family Law Panel. He is a Resolution accredited specialist and specialises in resolving complex and high net worth financial disputes and private law children work.

Ashley is Editor of Resolution’s Guide to Cohabitation Claims and a member of Resolution’s National Cohabitation Committee. He has also written for Legal Week and contributed to The Solicitor’s Journal.

He is identified as a leader in his field and recommended by both professional directories – Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

leading individual Chambers 2015He has considerable experience across a range of finance and children matters. One impressed client said: “I felt instantly in good hands due to his confident, calm manner. He is not afraid to be assertive and is determined to fight for his client.”
Chambers & Partners 2015

He is lauded for his “personable and approachable style. His ability to be both pragmatic and calmly assertive inspires huge confidence and I cannot imagine a better lawyer.”  Chambers & Partners 2013

“he thinks deeply about his cases, seeing them from all the relevant angles and making a balanced judgment”  Chambers & Partners 2012

[Ashley Palminteri] recently acted in a cohabitation dispute over a £11.5m property. Legal 500 2012

“a rising star… with a particular interest in the emerging area of cohabitation law”  Chambers & Partners 2011

Ashley prides himself on his ability to connect with his clients and being able to understand from the outset what they want to achieve. He is noted by his peers for his willingness to do anything and everything for his clients.

Ashley was elected President of Bristol Law Society on 28 November 2012.

Please contact Ashley to discuss your situation on a free, confidential and no obligation basis.