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Foot Anstey's Real Estate Group has advised Berkeley Homes on its acquisition with Audley Retirement of Sunningdale Park in Berkshire, formerly home to the National School of Government. It looks set to be redeveloped as a residential and retirement scheme after Foot Anstey helped acquire it from the Cabinet Office.

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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.

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Legal experts from across Foot Anstey are advising on both of the new garden village sites planned for Devon and Cornwall. Recently announced by the Government, these new garden villages form part of a new initiative planned across the country to ease the current housing crisis.

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RUMLEY JoannePress Release

Leading law firm Foot Anstey starts the New Year with the arrival of Joanne Rumley, restructuring and insolvency partner who joins our Corporate team.

Joanne joins from Bond Dickinson, with nearly 20 years' experience in all aspects of corporate rescue, restructure, turnaround and insolvency including both formal and non-formal procedures.

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Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has launched its Retail Advisory Board. Thought to be the first of its kind within the legal sector, the firm has recruited industry heavyweights to provide additional expertise to their retail sector offering. The advisory board which will be made up of representatives from Property, HR and Finance disciplines along with members of Foot Anstey's retail team will provide real world insight into how the sector operates and ensure that the firm are offering strategic and commercial solutions for their clients.

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Foot Anstey's growth and venture capital team have advised on the US/UK demerger and subsequent sale of APSU, a market leading (Gloucestershire headquartered) IT managed services company (and IBM Premier Business Partner) operating in the UK and the US. The deal followed an innovative and somewhat novel structure and negotiations took place and concluded over just a few weeks.

Tags: CorporatePrivate Equity and Venture Capital2016

Stubbs IanPress Release

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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