Foot Anstey strengthens Partnership with strategic promotions

Foot Anstey has announced the promotion of three of its lawyers to the firm's Partnership. Taking effect from 1 May 2024, the internal promotions bring the total number of Partners at the firm to 66.

Joining the Partnership are:

  • Anna Phillips – leading the firm’s charity property practice, from her base in Exeter.
  • Lara Borrett-Lynch – Head of Affordable Housing, based in Southampton.
  • Mark Greatholder – who leads Foot Anstey’s Commercial Energy practice from Bristol.

Announcing the news of the promotions, Martin Hirst, Managing Partner, commented: "After an exciting and rewarding year, it is my privilege to announce this round of Partner promotions. Congratulations to Anna, Lara and Mark. Each of these individuals have demonstrated exceptional dedication and leadership within their respective practice areas and sectors. Their promotions recognise their hard work and alignment with the firm's ambitious growth strategy which places emphasis on high performance, collaboration and our refreshingly human culture.”

Martin continued: “These appointments highlight the firm’s commitment to supporting internal talent and rewarding those who are playing a key part in helping drive Foot Anstey forwards, strengthening some of our key sector focuses. Our leaders and future leaders all have a pivotal role to play in shaping the future of our firm; driving innovation, and delivering exceptional client service all with a responsible business focus. I have no doubt we will continue to thrive and provide the exceptional service our clients have come to expect with every matter.”

Anna Phillips leads the firm’s charity property practice which advises charities, social enterprises, registered providers and healthcare organisations in solving property related problems. Anna is passionate about the not-for-profit sector and is driven by making a positive difference to the organisations she represents. Anna also applies her deep subject matter expertise in solving complex property issues to assist the firm’s receivership clients.

Lara Borrett-Lynch is the firm’s Head of Affordable Housing. She has over 20 years’ experience in residential development acting for Housing Associations, national and regional housebuilders and local authorities. Her key area of interest is the provision of affordable housing and she’s passionate about working with clients to satisfy the ever-increasing need for quality housing.

Mark Greatholder leads the Commercial Energy practice at Foot Anstey within the firm’s wider Energy, Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team. He specialises in advising on the legal aspects of delivering commercial projects for clients, with particular expertise in relation to clean energy projects. Mark’s proficiency extends to solar and wind (both on-shore and off-shore), district heat networks, battery storage projects, nuclear development including new nuclear build and small modular reactors, EVs, energy from waste, carbon capture, geothermal energy and green hydrogen.