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Edward O’Rourke

Edward O'Rourke

CEO & Partner

Ashtons Legal


Edward has been the CEO of Ashtons Legal since 1 January 2013.  The firm, the creation of a merger between Ashton Graham and Kester Cunningham John back in October 2011 has been on a change program since Edward took on the role as CEO.

Ashtons Legal are a regional firm based in East Anglia ranked inside the top 120 firms (based on size) and employing about 330 people with 34 partners.

In addition to this role Edward is also a director of Lawnet Limited, a collaborative network of 64 law firms throughout the UK.

Edward’s first degree was in management and following the completion of this first degree he spent some years managing pubs and hotels before completing a second degree in law and taking up a career in the profession; fifteen years as a practicing solicitor (the latter part of which was as the head of Ashtons Legal Corporate and Commercial team)  and the past 3 years in his current role.


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