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Managing Partner: John Westwell

Senior Partner: Duncan Ralph

Number of Partners: 47

Contacts  

Agriculture & Estates: Edward Venmore

Banking: Katie-Jane Rees

Banking Litigation: James Gliddon

Charities & Social Enterprise: Lucy Gill

Clinical Negligence: Robert Antrobus

Construction: Ian Stubbs

Corporate: Matthew Stoate

Commercial: Alexandra Hammond

Data Protection: Alexandra Leonidou

Dispute Resolution: Mark Rhys-Jones

Employment: Karen Bates

Energy: Stuart Cleak

Retail Financial Services: Alan Hughes

Information Technology: Martin Cuell

Intellectual Property: Paul Cox

Islamic Finance: Imam Qazi

Planning: Christian Silk

Private Equity: Matthew Stoate

Private Wealth: Jessica Pitt

Real Estate: Martin Hirst

Real Estate Litigation: Patrick Wetherall

Restructuring & Insolvency: Joanne Rumley

Tax: John Pindard

Sector Contacts 

Islamic Finance: Imam Qazi

Retail & Consumer: Nathan Peacey

Developers: Patrick Wetherall

Private Wealth: Jessica Pitt

Private Equity: Matthew Stoate

Energy & Infrastructure: Ian Stubbs

THE FIRM 

The firm has seen significant organic growth over recent years, due to its focus on contributing to client success, predominantly in six industry sectors: Developers, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Private Equity, Private Wealth and Retail & Consumer. Under the leadership of Managing Partner, John Westwell, the firm continues to invest in high quality talent and supporting infrastructure. The firm has now expanded across seven offices in the South West, South Coast and London. The firm is also commit­ted to making a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates and has its own charitable foundation.

Foot Anstey launched its own medical negligence brand in 2017 — Enable Law.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK 

Corporate: 

The firm’s respected corporate team supports a wide range of clients, from global businesses on transactions with an international dimension to entrepreneurs and business owners requiring local expertise and connections. The corporate team is comprised of leading experts in private equity, bank­ing, restructuring and insolvency, international transactions, tax, and company secretarial. Types of work include advising on public and private M&A, domestic floats, delistings and equity fundraisings, joint ventures and group restructuring. 

Commercial: 

The commercial team is a group of trusted experts to private, public and third sector organisations, advising on all aspects of business including research and development through to the post sales environ­ment, such as commercial contracts, complex projects and disputes, competition and procurement law, financial services and consumer credit, intellectual property, privacy and data protection, IT and telecom­munications, and outsourcing and commercial collaborations.

Dispute Resolution: 

The rapidly growing dispute resolution team looks after a wide range of commercial disputes, with highly specialist teams offering advice in a number of niche areas.

Employment: 

The firm’s employment team is the largest in the South West, working with major national and regional employers.

Real Estate: 

The property team supports a large portfolio of public sector and private clients handling prestigious city work alongside large regional and local projects. The team is supported by dedicated plan­ning, property litigation and construction specialists.

Enable Law: 

Enable Law, the firm’s medical negligence, personal injury and mental capacity practice, has over 60 specialists with vast experience in handling high-value and complex cases. Work comes from private individuals and key relationships with charities and support groups. www.enablelaw.com

Private Wealth: 

The firm also has a strong wealth and succession team advising on a range of work from tax planning to wealth and succession management and family law, both in the UK and internationally.

CLIENTS 

Foot Anstey’s growing client base covers regional, national and international businesses and public sector organisations. The varied client base includes leading organisations across key sectors, for example: Berkeley Homes, Santander, Kingfisher, The Independent, Ministry of Sound and B&Q.

INTERNATIONAL 

The firm has extensive experience advising UK companies working abroad and advis­ing international companies looking to come to the UK.

RECRUITMENT 

Foot Anstey is ambitious and aims to attract, develop and retain the best talent, and recruits high quality talent from leading firms and from in-house positions. The firm is always interested to hear from others who want to be involved with its journey.

Further details can be found at www.footanstey.com/careers/.

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Bristol, 2 Glass Wharf
Bristol, Enable Law, 100 Victoria Street
Exeter, Enable Law, Senate Court
Exeter, Senate Court
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Southampton, The White Building

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