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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.

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St Austell Brewery today completed on the acquisition of The Pier House Hotel, a listed 27 room waterfront hotel, with 115 cover restaurant and attached public house overlooking the World Heritage status Georgian port of Charlestown. 

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With only eighteen months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, leading law firm Foot Anstey is advising businesses to get prepared.

It is widely acknowledged that existing data protection laws are no longer fit for purpose due to advances in technology and changes in business strategy and consumer focus, hence the new regulations represent the biggest change in European data protection laws in twenty years. The GDPR will take effect on 25 May 2018, with Brexit making no difference to this timeframe (as confirmed recently by the ICO, the UK's data protection regulator).

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wang lingxiA finance specialist and Associate at top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has joined the board of the Bristol and West of England China Bureau as Director of China Affairs and Initiatives.

Bristol based Lingxi Wang is taking up the voluntary position in the organisation that works to connect the people and businesses of Bristol with the people of China and in particular Bristol’s sister city Guangzhou in Southern China.

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PARKER Anna webSenior Associate Anna Parker, a member of the firm's International private wealth team within the renowned Private Wealth group at top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has been named Lawyer of the Year (Regional) at Citywealth's Future Leaders Awards. The award was in recognition of her career to date, service to clients and her experience and expertise in a niche area of work.

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Islamic finance specialists at Foot Anstey have recently advised Rosette Merchant Bank and Naissance Capital on the acquisition of the House of Fraser building in Cardiff by a Jersey SPV for £37m.

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Independent research into the legal profession coupled with feedback from clients has resulted in premier law firm Foot Anstey securing another strong showing in a national legal guide, with the number of recognised leading individuals climbing to 41.

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wass patriciaPatricia Wass, Consultant and Head of Foot Anstey's Mental Capacity team has been elected as the next chair of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Worldwide, the professional association for practitioners that has 20,000 members in nearly 100 countries dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. This prestigious position is in recognition of her global leadership as well as her professional expertise advising families across generations.

Tags: Clinical NegligenceMental CapacityPrivate Wealth2016

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UK awards 2017 shortlistedThe Islamic Finance team at Foot Anstey has been shortlisted by the Legal 500 in their 2017 Awards. The team is highlighted within the Finance (Specialism) category, alongside other leading specialist finance practices at global elite firms including Latham & Watkins (high yield), Allen & Overy (asset finance), Reed Smith (commodities) and Slaughter & May (investment grade debt).

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Foot AnsteyBristol MediaPremier UK Law Firm Foot Anstey is now one of the preferred legal suppliers to Bristol Media, one of the UK’s strongest creative communities.

Together, this new collaboration will help media businesses not only get insight, support and training when needed but also open the door for new opportunities ultimately supporting this area of strength within the South West economy.