Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges.  You need to minimise risks and maximise commercial opportunities in a landscape where digital technology is having a greater impact than ever before.

Our commercial offerings provide support for day-to-day matters and contractual advice that underpins business operations. Bringing in trusted experts lets your team focus on strategically driving your business forwards where their focus is needed. In addition, we are able to empower your business by creating templates that help to streamline contractual arrangements.

On a more advisory level our experts can help with brand reputation management by offering risk based commercial advice or input on more strategic goals. This work might include advice on consolidation and how to drive efficiencies and cost savings within supply chains or providing input on how you can grow your business through strategic investment in infrastructure to maximise profit.

Why choose Foot Anstey

At Foot Anstey we think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients’ businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.  Getting to know you and collaborating with you allows us to understand the culture and ethos of your organisation and enables us to deliver tailored advice.

We know that every client’s strategy and risk appetite is different. Working in partnership with you enables us to deliver actionable and commercial advice which places an emphasis on operational and practical value that fits with your business goals.

We also place importance on getting to know you on a personal level. Though it sounds straightforward, we realise our clients like to actually see their lawyers and many of our lawyers have spent a considerable amount of time working in-house on secondment with public and private sector clients. Being on site gives us a first-hand view of your business needs and enables us to spot issues before they arise.

Related services

General Counsel Services

Life as a General Counsel can be tough – balancing dealing with a wide range of proactive and reactive legal issues and risk management on behalf of your organisation, while also dealing with the operational side of the role such as running a team, supplier management, systems, processes and technology.

Our General Counsel services model takes a unique approach to working with you and helping you to address these challenges.

Intellectual Property

Every business, from start-ups through to international business giants, has intellectual property rights.

At Foot Anstey our expert lawyers have a holistic approach to helping you manage your intellectual property

Data, privacy and information security

The way we live, buy, travel and are entertained – indeed all aspects of our lives – have been transformed by technological and digital advances.

We understand the commercial possibilities of data and seek to support you with the delivery of your data-related business strategy.


Technology is at the heart of the way businesses interact, communicate, manage staff and position themselves in the market place. 

Our technology team can add value by engaging with you on business and technology strategy as well as simply advising on legal issues.


Public bodies are under increasing pricing pressure to procure smartly and in a cost effective manner.

Our team of expert lawyers can operate on both sides of the procurement process, for contracting authorities and for bidding parties.

Risk Advisory

Risks can impact the delivery of your strategy, but can also provide market opportunities and competitive advantage.

Our experts help you look at your risk management holistically to drive operational consistency and prevent risk.

Reputation Management

Your brand and reputation is one of your most important assets and needs to be protected.

Our expert team can provide you with the best possible response to any reputation management scenario you face.


Having the right people in the right place, displaying the right behaviours through the right processes can be just as hard as it sounds.

Our experienced team of experts are able to provide you with timely, commercial advice for day-to-day advice to project support.

Projects, Infrastructure & Construction

All business ventures and activities are risky but none more so than in the fields of major projects, infrastructure and construction.

We get to know you, inside and out, so that together we can assess, manage and navigate the path through risk to success.

Our people

With one of the largest commercial teams outside of London, we bring together specialist units working in financial services, IT and outsourcing, public sector procurement, intellectual property, brand and data protection, projects and facilities management, consumer law and regulatory services. Our deep sector specialisms enable us to share trends and market themes with our clients and add value to our genuinely advisory service and practical and technical excellence.

SRA Transparency Rules

The SRA’s 2018 Transparency Rules require all regulated law firms, who publish as part of their usual business that they offer certain services, to supply information on the prices they charge. By clicking the link you will find our pricing transparency documentation.