Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey, together with eight other major UK law firms, has won appointment to the official legal panel of the international home improvement company Kingfisher plc.
Following a detailed strategic review of their legal requirements by Kingfisher Group Legal Director Elizabeth Messud, it was decided to adopt an approach that enables it to build longer term relationships with the firms it has appointed to its panel whilst still ensuring the cost and quality of legal services is maintained.
Foot Anstey has been appointed alongside firms including Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Clyde & Co and Womble Bond Dickinson. Foot Anstey will be advising on a range of day to day and project work.
Our legal panel remains a fundamental piece of our legal services offering to the overall Kingfisher organisation. Our new, streamlined, legal panel will allow us to develop better working relationships with each of the successful firms to ensure the delivery of high-quality legal services and to ensure we get the best value for our spend on legal services, from a core group of specialists who really understand KingfisherElizabeth Messud, Kingfisher Group Legal Director
Patrick Howarth, Client Relationship partner for Kingfisher at Foot Anstey said: “We are delighted to be appointed to work alongside such a business where we can make a significant contribution towards their success. Our culture and working practices fit together so well and we are looking forward to getting on with the job and upholding the high standards set by Kingfisher.”
Foot Anstey is a specialist in the retail, leisure, food and drink sector advising a range of clients such as Halfords, Odeon and City Electrical Factors.
For more information contact:
Sophie Joyce, Head of Communications, [email protected], 0117 915 4939
Thomas Ash, PR, Digital & Communications Executive, [email protected], 0117 915 4976
About Foot Anstey:
Top 100 UK Law Firm, Foot Anstey enjoys a reputation as an energetic, proactive firm, combining technical efficiency with a problem solving approach. This is supported by our top band rankings in independent legal directories, Chambers UK and Legal 500.
Putting clients at the heart of our business and developing and investing in talent have been key to our growth. We now operate out of seven locations and have over 500 employees.
We have a strong track record in advising clients across four key sectors: Banking and Financial Services, Media and Technology, Property, Infrastructure and Construction, Retail, Leisure, Food and Drink. Our specialist teams have seen a year of strong growth in technology and energy which has seen us continue to attract more household names and top regional businesses to our growing client portfolio. Above all, we are passionate for our clients to succeed.
Kingfisher is an international home improvement company with nearly 1,300 stores in 10 countries across Europe. They employ 78,000 people and have nearly six million customers shop in their stores and through their websites every week.