Banking will never be the same.

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.

Challenger and Islamic banks, as well as non-bank lenders, perceiving a gap in customer experience, have brought disruption to the banking landscape.

In that time, sustainability has moved from niche interest to mainstream demand among an environmentally conscious generation, with policy and activism fuelling this new challenge for lenders.

This is the face of the modern lending industry. But, as experts in finance law, we also know that beneath that exterior the reality is far more complex.

Why choose Foot Anstey

We understand that excellence on our part translates into lasting relationships between lenders and borrowers. 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.

In sensitive work like disputes and restructurings, we see the importance of assigning you a senior lawyer who knows the nuances of banking litigation. Our banking legal advice doesn’t sit on the fence – rather than just tell you about risks, we’ll show you how to deal with them and when to ignore them.

We know the value of a good cultural fit with in-house teams. When we work together on people strategy, property portfolio and commercial contracts, we help you present your colleagues with the right counsel and reinforce their trust in you.

Banking will never be the same. But with our commercial and collaborative approach, we can achieve results for you.

Related services

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.

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.

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.

Real Estate

The world of real estate is changing fast. The way we construct, operate, invest in and use property has been transformed.

At Foot Anstey, we have the in-depth understanding to help you navigate this rapidly changing market.


Corporate projects demand legal advice at the speed of business.

Whatever your needs, goals or ambitions our team work hard to tailor services which help deliver our clients’ ambitions at every stage of a company’s journey.

Fixed Charge Receiverships

Often misunderstood, receivership can be an effective tool for lenders in the recovery of secured debts. 

Our team work with you, standing by your side, from the pre-appointment stage through to disposal by auction or private treaty sale.

Our people

Here are some of our lawyers who specialise in the lending industry and finance law, with expertise spanning corporate and growth capital lending, acquisition finance, project finance, real estate investment and development financing, dispute resolution, Islamic finance and restructuring.