Foot Anstey has appointed Ian Stubbs as Partner in the firm's construction team. Ian brings over 30 years' experience in the property and construction sector, having begun his career as a quantity surveyor and a contracts manager, before re-qualifying as a lawyer and specialising in transactional legal aspects of construction and engineering projects. Ian joins the firm from the London HQ of recognised construction sector specialists Pinsent Masons, where he was a partner heading up a team working on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects.
Ian's vast experience includes working on many major national and international projects across industry sectors including energy, infrastructure, advanced manufacturing and technology, waste management, leisure, education and real estate. His specialism is in providing strategic transactional advice on contracting structures, finance and procurement methodology, contract drafting and negotiations and project delivery. Ian also has a strong, industry-based operational understanding of contracting and delivery issues, particularly in relation to the funding, procurement, implementation and commissioning of complex construction and engineering projects.
Richard Walford, Head of the Property, Infrastructure & Construction sector said: "Ian is a fantastic addition to Foot Anstey's team, having such a wealth of experience both gained from working within and for different businesses across our core sectors. He will be a vital part of our leadership and growth plans. We look forward to welcoming Ian to the team and introducing him to our valued clients."
Ian is also an externally recognised expert on his subject area, having spoken at conferences held by the European Construction Institute and by the Engineering & Construction Risk Institute on legal issues affecting those involved on major construction projects, as well as at events organised by other construction industry professional bodies, such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Ian is the latest in a series of strategic hires for Foot Anstey developing and deepening their sector experience. This appointment continues to build on the firm's positive growth and sector focus; the firm recently reported 20% growth in their sectors, with overall growth of 12% and turnover increasing to £36m. Over the past five years the turnover has grown by 60%, which puts the firm amongst the fastest growing in the industry.