ashley bithrey

Ashley Bithrey

Ashley practised as a solicitor in Newcastle primarily in family law and civil litigation, and continues to work in those areas at the Bar.

About Ashley

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Forensic Science, Bachelor of Laws, and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Newcastle. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and High Court of Australia.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Ashley practised as a solicitor with boutique litigation firms in Newcastle primarily in Family Law, Wills and Estates, and Civil Litigation with a commercial flavour. He now focuses his expertise on Family Law disputes where his interest and experience includes:

  • Property division – including matters involving third party interests, corporate entities, taxation, valuation, and superannuation issues;
  • Spousal maintenance;
  • Child Support;
  • Parenting cases – including international and interstate child relocation; and
  • Appeals to the Full Court.

Ashley is a current member of the committee for the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association, having served in various roles on the committee over the years including as President. He is regularly invited to present papers at seminars and conferences and is periodically invited by the Newcastle University Law School to guest lecture in Family Law Practice, Evidence, and Courtroom Advocacy.

In 2020, he became a nationally accredited mediator and accepts briefs to mediate both parenting and property disputes.

He continues to service clients both in and outside of Newcastle – having conducted matters in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, the New England, the North Coast, the Central West, and Hunter Valley.


The Bar: 2014
Solicitor: 2009


University of Newcastle BSc
University of Newcastle LLB
University of Newcastle DipLPrac

AIFLAM Accredited Mediator

Contact Details

38 Church Street
Newcastle  NSW  2300

p. +61 2 4915 5118
f.  +61 2 4929 5524