Anna Phillips > Foot Anstey > Exeter, England > Lawyer Profile

Foot Anstey

Work Department

Real Estate Disputes | Real Estate | Legacies


Anna leads the firm’s charity property practice which advises charities, social enterprises, RP’s and healthcare organisations in solving property related problems including title issues, freehold disputes, commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, business leases renewals and property related professional negligence. Anna is passionate about the not-for-profit sector and is driven by making a positive difference to the organisations she represents.

Anna also applies her deep subject matter expertise in solving complex property issues to assist the firm’s receivership clients.

Anna approaches her work with clients as a partnership – working closely with them and other parties involved to get the right result. Often this means ensuring that property problems are resolved in an efficient manner so that funds are received more quickly or at a higher level of recovery.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Beyond its capabilities in commercial and employment work, Foot Anstey is well versed in both legacy matters and complex contentious probate issues, which it regularly deals with. The team is headed up by Lucy Gill, ‘an ambitious and creative lawyer‘ who charities turn to for her expertise across all aspects of legacy income. Emma Facey is noted for her work on complex issues regarding wills and trusts disputes, while other key figures include Anna Phillips, who draws high praise for her ‘searing intellect and precision’ in matters.

South West > Real estate > Property litigation

Counting multinational retailers and media companies among its client roster, the team at Foot Anstey offers an active and broad-based contentious property practice that encompasses commercial, agricultural and residential litigation. The Bristol-based team is headed up by Patrick Wetherall, whose ‘excellent commercial instincts‘ have been honed in numerous visits to the Court of Appeal, High Court trials, and arbitrations. Anna Phillips handles a range of contentious work relating to properties belonging to charities and social enterprises. Stephanie Kingdon has significant experience of working with councils, while ‘superstar’ Rachel Small is a key contact for developer and utilities clients. David Benjamin departed in August 2023 to join Estate Legal.