Juris Doctor, Dalhousie University Law School
Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Criminology and Psychology, Simon Fraser University
Memberships & Community
Law Society of BC
Canadian Bar Association
Abbotsford & District Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service Volunteer
Langley Chamber of Commerce
Surrey Bar Association
Ash R. Ayliffe is the founding lawyer and managing director of Fraser Valley Employment & Disability Law*, a boutique workplace law firm serving Langley, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge and surrounding areas. His practice is concentrated on workplace-related legal matters, particularly those arising when employment and personal injuries collide. Before launching Fraser Valley Employment & Disability Law* in the summer of 2014, Ash spent eight years articling and practicing at the Fraser Valley’s largest law firm in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. During this time, he litigated employment, personal injury, administrative, commercial and criminal matters, regularly conducting trials, mediations, discoveries, chambers and appeals. As a senior associate, Ash led that firm’s employment law practice group in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. This demanded and fostered premium knowledge and experience in workplace-related legal matters in the Fraser Valley.
Ash applies his knowledge and experience pragmatically to ensure clients of Fraser Valley Employment & Disability Law* realize the best possible outcome at law. This involves proactive legal counseling that prevents disputes where appropriate, while positioning his clients advantageously in the event of litigation. Ash advocates regularly for businesses and individuals in Langley, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, Surrey and throughout the Fraser Valley in legal proceedings before the BC Supreme and Provincial Courts, Labour Relations Board, WorkSafe Review Division and Employment Standards, Human Rights and Worker’s Compensation Appeal Tribunals. He also appears before the Federal Court, Industrial Relations Board and Canadian Human Rights and Social Security Tribunals.
Ash is also an experienced investigator and mediator of workplace disputes and problems including employee misconduct, worker harassment and managerial fraud. Ash has drafted and contributed to numerous employment contracts, policies and handbooks, including a Guide to Developing an Agriculture Employee Handbook which has been published and can be viewed here.
At Fraser Valley Employment & Disability Law*, Ash is committed to providing businesses and individuals in Langley, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge and throughout the Fraser Valley with a high-quality, boutique employment and disability law firm in the immediate and long terms. He was hand-picked and ranked as one of the three best lawyers in Langley based on customer reviews, history, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.
Ash spends much of his spare time with his young family enjoying the Fraser Valley. He is also an avid fly-fisher, paddler and off-road driver.