James Gliddon joins Foot Anstey

Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has cemented its position in the banking sector with the hire of litigation partner James Gliddon.

James makes the move to the firm's Bristol office this month from CMS, where he practised for over eight years.

His clients include banks, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners who he advises on a variety of financial claims and complaints, including cases relating to mis-selling, fraud and SME disputes.

Commenting on his appointment, James said: "It's truly an exciting time to join Foot Anstey as a partner. The financial services sector is going through a period of technological and societal reinvention and the disputes that arise often mirror these developments.

"Like the firm itself, the banking practice has always had a great reputation but it has gone from strength to strength in recent years. I look forward to contributing to its future success"

James is a qualified solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience – which entitle him to represent clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

We are delighted to welcome a lawyer of James' calibre to the partnership and to be working with him to develop our service for key banking and financial services clients

Mark Rhys-Jones, head of litigation

James is a regular presence at banking industry events and writes for a number of publications on key industry and regulatory developments.