Foot Anstey, one of the UK's top 100 law firms, has launched its new Bristol office at 2 Glass Wharf in the city's Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.
This move supports several key initiatives: the delivery of an enhanced client experience, improved opportunities for agile and progressive working, as well as supporting employee health and wellbeing with walking desks and a reflection room for contemplation.
This move represents the next stage of growth in the Bristol market. The firm's presence in Bristol has significantly grown from just 10 employees when the office opened in 2011, to now numbering over 130.
John Westwell, said: "Our new Bristol space will support our strategy to provide a client-centric service. It is built on a period of sustained growth, particularly within our core sectors, and will facilitate further expansion. This impressive new space is a reflection of our ambition and our focus for the future, as well providing an environment for employees to thrive."
The firm employs over 500 people across seven locations, with their most recent office opening in Southampton in September 2016. The firm is the current holder of the accolade Law Firm of the Year awarded by Bristol Law Society. It is the second time in three years that the firm has won, based on their growth and prominence in the local market. The growth achieved by the firm, under the leadership of John Westwell, has received significant industry attention. John has been previously identified as a 'Hot 100' by The Lawyer and also shortlisted for Managing Partner of the Year by Legal Business magazine.
JLL and Alder King were the property agents involved in the transaction.