Managing Partner: John Westwell
Senior Partner Simon Gregory
Number of Partners 49
THE FIRM Delivering exceptional client service has enabled Foot Anstey to expand rapidly in recent times, notably establishing a strong Bristol office which has doubled in size in less than two years.
Under the leadership of managing partner John Westwell, the firm continues to invest in people and technology to ensure value and quality, focussed on helping clients to achieve their strategic objectives and manage risk. Targeted talent acquisition has seen Foot Anstey recruit 16 new partners from national, City and international firms in the past 18 months.
The firm’s growing client base comprises of national and regional businesses and public sector organisations. The firm is truly committed to strengthening relationships with local communities and actively engages in corporate social projects from conventional fund raising, to support for the long-term unemployed.
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. Their 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 are 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 law 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.
Clinical Negligence: The highly rated clinical negligence team has over 25 specialists with vast experience in handling high-value and complex cases. Work comes from private individuals and key relationships with charities and support groups.
Wealth & Succession: 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.
The industry sectors on which Foot Anstey is focused include: agriculture, charities and education, financial services, healthcare, media, retail and leisure, public sector.
CLIENTS: Foot Anstey’s growing client base covers regional, national and international businesses and public sector organisations.
INTERNATIONAL: The firm has extensive experience advising UK companies working abroad, and those international companies looking to come to the UK. Islamic Finance is a niche area in which they have specialist expertise.
RECRUITMENT: Foot Anstey is ambitious and aims to attract, develop and retain the best talent. Over the past two years they have recruited numerous, significant legal experts to join their fast growing firm. They are always interested to hear from others who want to be involved with their journey. Further details found at www.footanstey.com/join-us
- Agriculture & Estates: Joel Woolf
- Banking & Finance: Will Whitt
- Banking Litigation: Robin Brown
- Charities & Social Enterprise: James Evans
- Clinical Negligence: Robert Antrobus
- Construction: Chris Hoar
- Corporate: Chris Worrel
- Commercial: Jonathan Oddy
- Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency: Steven Richards
- Dispute Resolution: Steven Richards
- Education: James Evans
- Employment: Matthew Huddleson
- Financial Services: Alan Hughes
- Healthcare: Helen Wallwork
- Islamic Finance: Imam Qazi
- Media: Chris Worrell
- Pensions: Comron Rowe
- Planning & Environment: Gareth Pinwell
- Retail & Leisure: Patrick Howarth
- Wealth & Succession: Steven Howells
- Real Estate: Richard Walford
- Real Estate Litigation: Richard Bagwell
- Tax: John Pindard