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Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has been shortlisted in the 2018 Legal Week Innovation Awards, in the Business Development category.
The shortlisting is based on an innovation that combines supplying invaluable additional resource to clients, with offering enhanced development opportunity for our trainees – ultimately providing the firm with unique insight into clients' business and building deeper and more valuable relationships.
Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey, together with eight other major UK law firms, has won appointment to the official legal panel of the international home improvement company Kingfisher plc.
Following a detailed strategic review of their legal requirements by Kingfisher Group Legal Director Elizabeth Messud, it was decided to adopt an approach that enables it to build longer term relationships with the firms it has appointed to its panel whilst still ensuring the cost and quality of legal services is maintained.
Foot Anstey LLP has become the sixth law firm to be awarded the National Equality Standard (NES). This was received on first time assessment – something less than a third of businesses have achieved.
The UK National Equality Standard was developed by businesses to bring clarity and consistency to efforts to tackle inequality and promote inclusion. To be awarded the NES, an organisation must be independently assessed against a robust set of criteria against seven core standards. NES assessors review extensive documentation and conduct comprehensive interviews and focus groups.
The standard is supported by the Home Office and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Businesses that currently hold the standard nationally include Arup, EDF Energy and Thomson Reuters.
Foot Anstey, one of the UK's top 100 law firms, has continued to develop its Real Estate practice with the appointment of environment specialist, Begonia Filgueira and the promotion of Rebecca Kibby to a new role as CEO – Conveyancing Services.
The high quality training provided by the Foot Anstey Group to its employees has been recognised and accredited by STEP's Employer Partnership Programme (EPP). The EPP provides a set of quality standards that can be used to assess the Firm's learning and development provision.
Foot Anstey has recently advised Tregothnan Estates on their agreement with Cornish Lithium to explore for and develop lithium in hot spring brines on their land. In addition to this, Cornish Lithium will also have the rights to commercially develop other minerals discovered in the exploration process.
Foot Anstey has advised Santander on its investment into a Cornish company behind a group of international credit reporting and comparison websites.
Credit Reporting Agency is the holding company for Checkmyfile.com, launched in 2000 and the principal business within the group.
Foot Anstey has advised Santander Corporate & Commercial on its funding of £8m to Happy Days Nurseries to open settings in 10 new locations over the next three years.
Prolift Access, a West Country business specialising in powered access platforms has been acquired by Merseyside-based equipment hire company Speedy. Prolift Access has its Head Office in Wellington, Somerset and depots in St Austell, Ringwood and Bristol.