Every decision you make about your personal affairs has the potential to affect not only you and your assets, but to have wide-ranging consequences for your family and your employees.

When you are time poor, the need for practical and commercially sensitive advice that enables you to protect the future as well as the present is paramount.

Maximising assets in a tax efficient way, protecting your business in growth or exit phases, or preserving assets for intergenerational transfers are all key to effective private wealth management. With experience and expertise in the UK and overseas, our private wealth specialists are ideally placed to help.

Private wealth team

Focus areas


The legal landscape is a complex one for landowners, with a range of challenges taking in everything from government regulations to environmental considerations.

No matter your situation, we always look to see things from your perspective on a tailored basis each time. Learn more about how we use our focus and extensive expertise to offer solutions that work for you.

Private companies

The UK economy is driven by entrepreneurial private companies who operate in a complex and commercial environment across all sectors and industries.

From start-up through to group restructurings and exits, having a trusted advisor invested in a long-term relationship is vital. Fine out how we look to work together with you as part of your transaction and advisory team in order to achieve your ambitions.

High net worth individuals

Whether active in work or retired, land owner, farmer or entrepreneur, if you have high value assets the right advisors can help you plan for your future.

Find out how we focus on really getting to know and understand you, building multi-generational relationships that let us provide solutions and cut through the confusion with advice that is clear and concise.

Why choose Foot Anstey?

At Foot Anstey we recognise that private wealth is about more than just revenue or net worth and we use our experience and expertise to understand your business and your individual circumstances. We know that clients need to have full trust and confidence in an advisor when discussing their most personal situation with someone that they know will achieve the right outcome for them.

That’s why our award winning team is dedicated to getting to know you and developing long lasting relationships. Gaining that understanding means we are able to identify future risks, whilst helping to defend from any unforeseen circumstances and preserve your legacy.

What our clients say

They can see the bigger picture and offer fully encompassing advice to get a pragmatic and sensible solution

Chambers UK Guide 2019/20

Takes a “good professional approach” to private client matters and the team is “thorough and well resourced

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019/20

“Their advice is pragmatic, commercial and understandable. We have been very pleased with their adaptability to our way of working, taking time to understand our business and us as individuals and getting the fact that not everything is always black and white.”

“They really get on top of the factual and legal complexities, and really look after their clients, thinking of all those extra points to take which can make a real difference to the outcome. They have a unique knowledge of agricultural holdings legislation and their advice is always 100% spot on. They are effective lawyers and very knowledgeable about their sector. They are very pleasant to work with.”

“Foot Anstey have a very professional team, all of whom a pleasure to work with and have customer service at their heart, always prepared to go the extra mile and very approachable. They have an excellent range of specialists in the agri-food, energy and land-use sectors, pertinent to the nature of our business and those we represent”

The team

Our private wealth lawyers are specialists in their fields no matter your situation and regardless of whether you need help with tax issues, complicated family matters or running your business. As a landowner,  business owner or high net worth individual, minimising disruption to you is key to achieving the right outcome and we use our expertise to make the process as smooth as possible, whether it’s a proactive plan or protecting you in case of unforeseen events.

We have a well-rounded practice that can guide you through any issues that may come up, and work collaboratively with other professional advisors both nationally and internationally to ensure that you always receive the best advice. We are able to truly offer you advice, over options and added-value, over added confusion and stress.


Over 50 experts for advice on issues affecting HNW individuals and their businesses


locations we are based in


30% sector growth due to team expertise

Key contacts

Our team of experts and private wealth solicitors are here to help, using legal as well as emotional intelligence to provide advice that's right for you.

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