Money, It's not everyone's favourite topic.

The reality, though, is this: every business, from ours to yours, needs finance. Without it, we can’t function. With it, we can grow, develop and drive our ventures forward to meet the scope of our ambition.

That means that if you’re responsible for decisions around finance, you’re making choices about the future of your company. Colleagues, investors and regulators have high expectations that you’ll choose well.

Your own expectations are higher still. So when you seek guidance or support on any aspect of finance, you expect the best from your advisors – commercial acumen, responsive service and intelligent execution.

We’re here to deliver it.



For over a decade, the industry has seen a wave of cheap lending and savings apathy, founded on a base rate which refuses to rise above one percent.

In our banking legal services team, we mix speed and precision to get deals over the line and make sure lenders’ funds are efficiently deployed and borrowers can focus on their business goals.

Private Equity

The private equity market in the UK continues to see record levels of activity. Funds continue to be raised, new investments made and exits realised.

Foot Anstey’s award-winning and highly commercial Private Equity team is focused on advising Private Equity backed portfolio companies and their management teams. 

Islamic Finance

Islamic finance already attracts huge investment to the UK – investment which grows by the day thanks to the UK’s progressive attitude toward shariah-compliant structures.

It’s an exciting time for Islamic finance in the UK. We can help you be part of it.

Debt Finance

Businesses lend and borrow to support their commercial aims and strategy.

As debt finance lawyers, we structure our advice to reflect those needs, taking into account appropriate security and intercreditor relationships.

Banking & Lender Disputes

From new technology and alternative services to greater regulatory burden, the pace of change in the modern banking and financial services industry continues to be rapid.

Our team offers a depth of experience and insight acting for lenders in both claimant and defendant roles, often balancing regulatory compliance, media scrutiny and “bottom-line” commercial drivers.

Restructuring and Insolvency

The pace of change in today’s world is disrupting businesses. Markets are increasingly volatile. Industries are evolving at a pace not seen before sometimes resulting in financial distress and challenge for businesses

With the ability of our team to innovate and think creatively, we will support you in determining your restructuring and insolvency options and how to manage your risk.

Retail Financial Services

Selling financial advice to the public is a tricky business. Every day, customers look to you to steer them through complex investments, transactions and financial products.

When you work with us, you’ll be partnered with a senior lawyer who understands financial services and the way bodies like the FCA work. We’ll draw on our experience giving legal advice to financial services firms to help you identify problems and opportunities.

Why choose Foot Anstey

At Foot Anstey, we’ve invested in our team of finance experts. We hire, develop and retain lawyers with deep specialisms in specific areas of finance law – because we know you need and want more than a jack of all trades.

Over the years, we’ve built quite a following among clients who’ve worked with us on financing arrangements for deals, projects, developments and restructures. They keep coming back, because we keep delivering.

When you work with us, you’ll quickly find that we’re excited about what we do and how it supports your ambition – from financing for a business or real estate ventures, through to Islamic finance structures.

You’ll also discover that it’s refreshing to work with advisors who don’t need to hide behind jargon. Who know how to work collaboratively with your other advisors, as an extension of your team, and flex to fit your style. And, just as importantly, understand the market you operate in and aren’t scared to come off the fence and advocate a course of action.

Work with us and we’ll make finance work for you.

Our people

You can read more about the careers and expertise of our leading finance lawyers by clicking on their profiles above. Or to find out more, visit our pages dedicated to different kinds of finance, including real estate finance, Islamic finance, corporate lending and borrowing, private equity and retail financial services.