Ashfords to admit non-lawyers to partnership as it moves beyond law By Rebecca Waller-Davies 9 September 2013 00:03 17 December 2015 14:55 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Nicola Jones 9 September 2013 at 15:33 This approach is about moving away from law as a “distress purchase” and being seen as part of a proactive approach to business need. I think its great. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.