Commercial | Data, privacy and information security
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National law firm, Foot Anstey, has announced that IP, IT and data privacy lawyer, Ashley Avery, will be joining as a Partner in its Commercial team. Ashley will be advising clients on complex data privacy and confidentiality issues, brand protection and exploitation and software development and licensing matters. She will be based at the firm's Bristol office.
Ashley joins Foot Anstey from City firm Travers Smith, where she was Senior Counsel in the Commercial, IP and Technology Department. Whilst at Travers Smith, Ashley worked with a number of high-profile clients across the technology, pensions, retail and financial services sectors and was seconded to Ambassador Theatre Group and Deliveroo.
Ashley commented: "I am thrilled to be joining Foot Anstey and am excited to have the opportunity to build my practice area alongside some excellent lawyers. Foot Anstey has a great reputation for its collaborative and human approach, which very much appeals to me. I am looking forward to meeting more of the team and getting started."
John Westwell, Managing Partner at Foot Anstey said: "Ashley's experience will be a great asset to the firm. She is an excellent example of the type of high-calibre lawyer that has powered our organic growth over the last ten years and has been attracted by our culture of support and empowerment for leaders with an ambition for growth."
In addition, as part of its continued organic growth, Foot Anstey welcomes Bristol-based Debbie Asquith who has joined the firm's Farm, Estates and Rural Land (FERL) team as a Managing Associate, as well as Charlotte Ferguson as its new Recruitment Manager, based in Exeter.