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Foot Anstey

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail
Banking litigation: investment and retail - ranked: tier 6

Foot Anstey

Key areas of work for Foot Anstey’s nationwide practice, which 'provides an outstanding service in finance-related litigation', include complex agricultural receiverships; enforcing shari'ah-compliant finance agreements; disputes over business finance contracts; and the pursuit of professional negligence claims for banks against surveyors and lawyers. Areas of recent growth for the team include cyber fraud and electronic payments disputes. Highlights included successfully acting for a major Scottish bank in recovery of a high-value disputed shortfall commercial claim. Dispute resolution group head Steven Richards and Mark Rhys-Jones are the names to note.

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London: Finance

Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 2

Foot Anstey

Real estate specialist Imam Qazi heads the Islamic Finance team at Foot Anstey. Qazi's highlights included acting for Greenridge Investment management on two significant acquisitions with structured Islamic financing, including the £35m acquisition of a mixed-use property in Sheffield primarily let to the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. New work for the firm includes acting for Liberis on the development of an innovative shari'ah-compliant corporate finance product for SMEs; and developing a new diminishing musharakah based property financing product for Gatehouse. Another key contact is Fara Mohammad, the director of Islamic Finance in the real estate team and banking practice. Mohammad has continued to bolster the firm’s entrance into the South East Asian market, acting for a Malaysian sovereign investment fund on the acquisition and Islamic financing of real estate in London as well as a joint venture agreement connected with an internationally renowned university. Other prominent clients include QIB UK; ABC International Bank; Ahli United Bank; Qatar National Bank; Rosette Merchant Bank; and 90 North Real Estate Partners.

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London: Private client

Court of protection
Court of protection - ranked: tier 2

Enable Law

Enable Law  is ‘a leading firm in the South West for Court of Protection work’. The team has considerable expertise in elder law, brain injury and trusts involving incapacitated individuals. It also assists people with learning difficulties as well as advising on statutory wills and issues of physical and financial abuse. Key figures include Andrew Hannam, senior associate Katie Webber, and consultant Patricia Wass, who is an ‘outstanding practitioner who knows her stuff, is sympathetic, intelligent and approachable’. Senior associate Holly Mieville-Hawkins and legal director Stacey Bryant are also recommended; Bryant is well regarded for her work on mental capacity issues and has extensive experience in Court of Protection cases specialising in property and financial affairs.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity and renewables)
Power (including electricity and renewables) - ranked: tier 4

Foot Anstey

Chris Pritchett 's team at Foot Anstey was recently bolstered by the arrival of senior manager and tax specialist Rhys Pippard from Pinsent Masons LLP and corporate partner Patrick Somers from DLA Piper . British Solar Renewables appointed the team to handle 'Project Osprey' and 'Project Tyrell' - the sale of major solar parks to asset manager Next Energy and Bluefield Solar, respectively, under the leadership of property expert Stuart Cleak , while Ian Stubbs is currently advising NEC Energy on the design, installation and operation of two battery storage facilities in the UK. Other notable clients include the Eden Project, Arenko, BNRG and Camborne Energy.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management
Reputation management - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey

Foot Anstey boasts a ‘knowledgeable and responsive team that offers a good value for money'. The firm advises a large number of publishers and broadcasters including Which?, Johnston Press PLC and Emap Limited. Tony Jaffa is praised for his ‘measured and thoughtful advice’; he acted for Trinity Mirror in two defamation claims brought in the High Court and successfully obtained anonymity for an individual in the defense of a breach of privacy and civil harassment claim revolving around allegations of revenge pornography. The team also provides pre-publication and post-publication advice to a range of publishers including The Sun, Archant and Tindle Newspapers Limited. The ‘reliable and highly qualified’ Jennifer Agate  is one to watch.

Leading individuals

Tony Jaffa - Foot Anstey

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Media and entertainment (including media finance) - ranked: tier 3

Foot Anstey

Foot Anstey’s media and entertainment practice operates across its London, Bristol and Exeter offices, and is regularly engaged in a range of publishing, TV, film, advertising, marketing and music instructions. Tony Jaffa, who has a ‘wealth of knowledge’ in publishing and leads the editorial and regulatory media team, successfully defended Trinity Mirror against two defamation claims brought in the High Court by Tariq Alsaifi; and is also defending Trinity Mirror, Trinity Mirror North West and North Wales, Trinity Mirror Merseyside and MGN in claims brought in the High Court of defamation, breach of Article 8 and conspiracy to injure by unlawful means. Mirror Online, Johnston Press, Tindle Newspapers, The Sun, The Independent and Evening Standard are also key clients of the editorial and regulatory media team. Matthew Stoate advised the creators and founders of the reality TV show, Survivor!, Charlie Parsons, Sir Bob Geldof and Lord Waheed Alli, on its sale to international production group Banijay. Aardman Animations, Ministry of Sound and Sky UK are also key clients. Media and technology sector head Richard Neary specialises in employment law; Peter Singfield leads on marketing sector work, with a focus on commercial disputes, IP and brand protection issues; Martin Cuell heads the commercial and technology team; Neil Parkes leads on film, TV and music work and specialises in media litigation, content protection and contentious IP matters; senior associate Alexandra Leonidou is a member of the commercial team and specialises in privacy and data protection, advertising, digital media, and technology-related commercial contracts; and senior associate Jennifer Agate specialises in publication advice and contentious media law.

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