Public Sector

The public sector has changed significantly over the past decade as it contends with an ever changing political context.

Changing demographics and societal need, the evolving digital environment, net zero targets and the climate emergency, smart city infrastructure developments, the decentralisation of the energy sector, and changes to funding and procurement models are also having an impact. Our lawyers, who specialise in the public sector, can help you navigate these issues and help turn challenges into opportunities.

Why choose Foot Anstey

Collaboration and the interface between the public sector and private sector is becoming more and more essential when managing large infrastructure projects. Partnering with private sector organisations is proving to be an effective way to plan, fund and deliver projects both in the short and long term. With extensive experience of delivering successful projects in both the public and private sectors, our team have gained insight on infrastructure projects from funders and developers as well as local authorities, central government, registered providers  and NHS Trusts. This means we are well placed through our insight not only to help you plan strategically, but also to make introductions to funders, developers and operators that could be beneficial to you.

In addition our policy and planning teams are experts at navigating how to put policy into practice in a legally compliant and robust way. Our procurement and commercial teams are also excellently placed to ensure you are getting the best value from your relationships and protecting your rights and assets in the process.

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Energy & Infrastructure

The UK’s Energy requirements are high on the government’s agenda, with policy under constant review making for a continuously transitioning market.

We are heavily immersed in the sector and involved with conversations at a policy level, ensuring we stay ahead of market trends and enabling us to always look at the bigger picture to provide you with the best possible advice in line with your strategic goals.


Development has an ever-changing landscape.

We advise not only on all aspects of the development life-cycle but also on our developer clients’ general corporate and commercial needs.

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.

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.


Planning law is the gateway to property development. It’s the vital first step for building projects no matter what size.

Working with decision-makers at the key levels, we use our years of experience in planning law to seek out answers which work for you.


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.

Our people

From an infrastructure perspective our energy, mobility, real estate, projects and construction teams are all readily available to support you. By choosing Foot Anstey you gain access to a range of dedicated legal experts that can help you manage and successfully deliver your  projects.