Foot Anstey joins the British Ports Association

Large UK port

Foot Anstey has joined The British Ports Association.

The British Ports Association is the national membership body for ports in the UK. It represents the interests of operators that handle 86% of all UK port traffic and works closely with government departments in Westminster and devolved administrations, and other national and international bodies to put forward the views and interests of its members.

Members comprise of ports, terminal operators and port facilities, all of varying size, location and nature. Joining the British Ports Association is the next step in demonstrating Foot Anstey’s commitment to its core sector practices. Lawyers within the firm’s specialist Energy and Infrastructure sector work closely with ports and harbour authorities, as well as those who supply, use and invest in ports and related infrastructure from around the world.

Tim Williamson, Legal Director at Foot Anstey, commented: "We are thrilled to be part of The British Ports Association, for so long powerful and effective champion of ports all over the United Kingdom. Our lawyers have worked closely with a range of port clients over many years, to include space ports and freeports as well, to understand the industry and what practical, commercial solutions might be available.

"We have been at the forefront in advising on infrastructure, environmental and real estate development projects, commercial contracts and regulatory work, including, for well over 10 years now, prosecutions in the criminal courts. We are looking forward to developing our relationship with all those operating in this vital sector for 'UK PLC."