Ashley Savinov


Ashley Savinov (Wakeham) is a partner in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer. Originally from the Goulds, NL, Ashley began her career at Cox & Palmer as a summer student and was called to the bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2014. Since that time, she has built a strong and successful employment and labour practice, diligently representing management-side clients across a variety of industries and sectors.

Ashley’s clients rely on her to provide practical advice in relation to HR issues and legal matters including wrongful dismissal, human rights law and occupational health and safety. She has represented clients at arbitrations, tribunals, and at all levels of court in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ashley prides herself on remaining up to date on the evolving areas of employment and labour law and has a particular interest in workplace harassment and investigations. A testament to her skill, dedication, and reputation, Ashley was admitted to the partnership of Cox & Palmer in July 2021. She was also named a 2021 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40 and to the 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Employment Law (Employer) in the Lawyers to Watch category.

Ashley is the proud mom of two young boys.


Bar Admission

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (2014)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick


  • Rubin Thomlinson: Basic Workplace Investigations Techniques – Certificate of Training
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.Comm Co-op with Honours, 2006)
  • University of New Brunswick (Juris Doctor with Distinction, 2013; Dean’s List 2011-13)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)

Activities Within Firm

  • Chair, Employment and Labour practice group

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Board Member, Crime Stoppers Newfoundland & Labrador

Law Society Memberships

  • Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • English