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Foot Anstey

SENATE COURT, SOUTHERNHAY GARDENS, EXETER, EX1 1NT, ENGLAND
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Work 01392 411221
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Fax 01392 685220
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8308 EXETER
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www.footanstey.com

South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Bristol
Corporate and commercial: Bristol - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey

Jonathan Oddy’s team at Foot Anstey assisted Succession Group with seven big-ticket acquisitions, and is advising financial services sector clients on issues relating to cybersecurity. Other clients include Jelf Group, the Department of Health and the Business Growth Fund. Ed Bodey is ‘a trusted adviser and a pleasure to work with’. Commercial partner Martin Cuell is a key name in the TMT and IP space.

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Corporate and commercial: The West Country
Corporate and commercial: The West Country - ranked: tier 1

Foot Anstey (Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton)

At Foot Anstey, Chris Worrell led the team advising Succession Group on a number of share capital and asset acquisitions. In another highlight, private equity specialist Matthew Stoate advised longstanding client 90 North Real Estate Partners on an offshore equity structuring to facilitate a residential development.

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Plymouth, Bristol)

At Foot Anstey, John Pindard has particular expertise advising on corporate reorganisations, commercial property transactions and employment-related taxation. Clients include UBM, Odeon Cinemas and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey (Bristol, Exeter)

Foot Anstey has particular expertise in EU state aid law. James Falle heads the team, which was joined in November 2015 by ‘knowledgeable’ senior associate Nicola Kingaby from an in-house role. Marc Shrimpling joined Osborne Clarke.

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South West: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 1

Foot Anstey (Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth)

Foot Anstey’s Chris Pritchett handles outdoor events, festivals and sports venue-related matters. He advised Bristol City FC on various matters involved in redeveloping Ashton Gate Stadium, including premises licences.

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South West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Bristol
Commercial litigation: Bristol - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey

Foot Anstey continued to expand its Bristol practice with the recruitment of media litigation specialist Neil Parkes from Wiggin LLP and Mark Rhys-Jones from Eversheds LLP. Anna Bateman has an extensive track record acting in disputes and advising on regulatory issues for clients in the media and entertainment industry.

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Commercial litigation: The West Country
Commercial litigation: The West Country - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Taunton, Truro, Plymouth)

Foot Anstey handles complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and has particular strength in IP, trust and banking litigation. Steven Richards acted for Etiqa Insurance Berhad on a dispute with the reinsurers of the Malaysian Bar Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme. Peter Singfield is noted for his experience in IP and brand protection issues.

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South West: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Plymouth, Truro, Bristol)

Foot Anstey stands out for its ability to ‘consistently deliver excellent quality of service’. The team is active in contentious and transactional banking and finance matters and is ‘a trusted adviser when managing complex cases involving claims by or against the bank’. Litigator Robin Brown ‘delivers excellent outcomes by pursuing pragmatic logical strategies which minimise exposure to risks’. Paul Clark focuses on real estate finance, both conventional and Islamic. Acquisition financing specialist Will Whitt is also recommended.

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South West: Human resources

Employment: Bristol
Employment: Bristol - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey

Foot Anstey’s Richard Neary advises on collective workforce and TUPE issues for clients such as Robert Dyas and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Senior associate Nick Davies joined from TNT.

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Employment: The West Country
Employment: The West Country - ranked: tier 1

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Plymouth, Truro, Taunton)

Matthew Huddleson leads Foot Anstey’s practice and advises Livewell South West (formerly Plymouth Community Healthcare) on TUPE issues and employment tribunals. Patrick Howarth is also recommended. Senior associate Claire Holland joined from Magrath LLP.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Plymouth)

Foot Anstey’s Chris Pritchett advised on health and safety policy for a major construction and energy generation project. Nathan Peacey and senior associate Liz Perry joined from Bond Dickinson LLP.

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Plymouth)

Foot Anstey assisted ODEON Cinemas with salary pension schemes and other matters. Senior associate Helen Trethewey is ‘very knowledgeable in outsourcing’. Matthew Huddleson leads the department following Comron Rowe’s departure to Temple Bright LLP.

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South West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Foot Anstey (Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Truro)

Robert Antrobus’ department at Foot Anstey specialises in maximum severity cases and works closely with charities such as Headway. Claire Stoneman and Andrew Hannam are birth injury experts. Senior associate Alex McKnight arrived from Pryers Solicitors LLP.

Leading individuals

Andrew Hannam - Foot Anstey

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Plymouth)

Foot Anstey has expertise in brain injuries and group litigation involving amputee and spinal injury claims. Clients have ‘nothing but praise’ for legal director Juliette Clarke.

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South West: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Plymouth Taunton)

Foot Anstey is ‘one of the leading firms’ for tenancy disputes, estate transmission and farm partnerships. Joel Woolf leads the practice, which includes Edward Venmore, who was promoted to legal director. Clients include the Bolitho Estate, Lloyds Bank and the NFU.

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Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Exeter)

Foot Anstey is ‘a solid bedrock’ for clients including Age UK and Scope. James Evans heads the charities and social enterprise team, which includes ‘strong litigator’ and newly promoted partner Lucy Gill, who acts on legacy administration matters.

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Foot Anstey (Exeter)

Headed by newly promoted partner Lucy Gill, Foot Anstey’s practice acts for national charities, trust companies and individuals on Inheritance Act, will validity and proprietary estoppel claims. Clients include Age UK, Royal Shakespeare Company and Dogs Trust. Senior associate Holly Mieville-Hawkins joined from Royds Withy King.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey (Truro)

Foot Anstey acts for high-net-worth individuals and is ‘strong in divorce and financing matters for unmarried couples’. Practice head Mark Chanter is ‘a tough negotiator’.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Bristol, Exeter)

Foot Anstey’s private wealth group is headed by Simon Gregory. Deborah Carrivick leads on international tax, trusts and succession matters. Senior associate Bart Obszynski joined from Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove.

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South West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 4

Foot Anstey (Bristol)

Foot Anstey’s team is led by Chris Pritchett, who ‘delivers excellent customer service’. Recent highlights include advising British Solar Renewables on the negotiation of contracts for the supply of solar PV modules for the construction of various solar parks.

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South West: Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton)

Foot Anstey assisted Bristol University Student Union with the £30m redevelopment of its central building. Other work includes school mergers and academy conversions. Duncan Tringham and Karen Bates lead the department.

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Health
Health - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey (Exeter)

Foot Anstey’s clients include the Department of Health, NHS Property Services and North Devon Hospice. Helen Wallwork heads the team.

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey (Plymouth, Truro)

Foot Anstey’s ‘strong’ practice recently won a tender to advise three local authorities on a highway maintenance procurement process. James Falle led the matter and heads the department following Al Goodwin’s departure to SC Group-Global.

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South West: Real estate

Commercial property: Bristol
Commercial property: Bristol - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey

At Foot Anstey, Richard Sutton (‘a great commercial real estate lawyer’) advised South Gloucestershire and Stroud College on the expansion of its facilities through the acquisition of the former Berkeley Nuclear Laboratory site. Other clients include FirstGroup, 99 North and Dimah Capital. Martin Hirst, who specialises in advising house builders, joined from Blake Morgan LLP in March 2016.

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Commercial property: The West Country
Commercial property: The West Country - ranked: tier 1

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton, Truro)

Richard Walford leads Foot Anstey’s team, which had a prolific year advising clients including FirstGroup, NHS Property Services and QIB (UK). Simon Gregory has particular expertise acting for developers and landowners; he is recommended alongside Duncan Tringham, who provides ‘knowledgeable and efficient advice’.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Taunton, Bristol)

Chris Hoar at Foot Anstey is advising British Solar Renewables on a negotiation with a statutory water undertaker relating to the joint procurement of solar photovoltaic facilities. Stephen Ovenden advises clients across a range of sectors on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and has significant experience in energy projects.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Truro)

Foot Anstey’s team, led by the well-regarded Chris Pritchett, has a solid environmental energy, waste and regulation practice. Representative clients include British Solar Renewables, Lloyds Bank and Earthworm Energy.

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Taunton, Plymouth)

Foot Anstey saw the arrival of planning specialist Tim Taylor from Forsters LLP in August 2015. Recent highlights include advising Cornwall Council on Section 106 agreements and highway agreements.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, Bristol)

Foot Anstey’s client roster features public sector as well as media sector clients. Its strengths include advising on rural and agricultural disputes and mineral rights. Richard Bagwell has ‘a good commercial view for the merits of a dispute’. Dan Cuthbert is also recommended, particularly for his expertise in the retail sector.

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Social housing
Social housing - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey (Exeter, Taunton)

Foot Anstey’s recent highlights include acting for a registered provider on an acquisition of land under a sub-sale land acquisition structure, and entering into an immediate build contract with the seller to develop residential units. Michael Gay and Georgina Savill are key contacts.

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South West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
TMT (Technology, media and telecoms): IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton)

Foot Anstey handles FinTech matters, digital and IT disputes, as well as e-commerce and online trading. Practice head Martin Cuell and senior associate Ed Bodey are recommended alongside Neil Parkes, who joined from Wiggin LLP.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Foot Anstey (Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth )

Foot Anstey undertakes licensing, rights management and contractual work for media clients. Practice head Martin Cuell leads on non-contentious work, while the practice’s contentious capability was strengthened with the arrival of solicitor Neil Parkes from Wiggin LLP.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Foot Anstey (Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol)

Foot Anstey’s Martin Cuell advised Aardman Animations on user and child friendly content licence terms and revising its download terms. Other clients include Warner Music Group and IO Technologies. Richard Neary leads the practice and Tony Jaffa heads the editorial and regulatory team. Neil Parkes joined from Wiggin LLP.

Leading individuals

Tony Jaffa - Foot Anstey

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey (Bristol)

Foot Anstey’s clients include the Football Safety Officers Association and Bath Racecourse. Chris Pritchett and Jonathan Oddy lead the practice, which includes Neil Parkes, who joined from Wiggin LLP.

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