Why choose Foot Anstey?

Seemingly sensible goals – building the homes the country needs, modernising infrastructure and supporting businesses to thrive – invariably come into conflict with the need to preserve the environment, culture and heritage, as well as the needs of lenders and other stakeholders.

Working with our colleagues across practice areas, and experienced professional consultants, we use our years of experience engaging with all aspects of the planning and consenting systems to seek out answers which work for you. That means we put in the effort to really understand your objectives as well as the motivations of the people who make planning and consenting decisions, while applying the right blend of legal knowledge and political nous and getting creative to solve old problems in new ways.

Although planning law and consenting regimes can be a minefield, that’s fine because we’re used to navigating through them – day in, day out.

And this is where our lawyers shine. Because we will not be timid when it comes to fighting your corner.

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What our clients say?

‘Christian Silk is an exceptional, experienced, and highly effective lawyer who can be counted on to give sound commercial and practical advice on a range of planning and environmental matters.’

Legal 500 2024

‘Responsive and commercially minded team with strong experience in the developer sector. Clients keep coming back to them, which is the best compliment!’

Legal 500 2024

“Foot Anstey is first-class in availability and responsiveness. It puts its clients first and foremost, and the quality of advice we have received is on par with the magic circle.”

Chambers UK 2024

“Foot Anstey handled difficult issues relating to planning appeals brilliantly.”

Chambers UK 2024

“It has a very knowledgeable team with good breadth.”

Chambers UK 2024

“They genuinely put the client first,” confirms one source, who adds: “Foot Anstey impress us with their continued responsiveness and the quality of their service.”

Chambers UK 2023

“The team is very professional and very strong in the marketplace.”

Chambers UK 2023

“Whilst details can be discussed via e-mail, they take the time to meet (at present ‘virtually’) with you and discuss matters in full prior to providing their advice, strategy for moving schemes / matters forward.”

Legal 500 2022

“The practice is versatile crossing various sectors and they can draw on a wealth of knowledge across their offices. Prior to providing advice they ensure they fully understand the issue at hand. Their fees are reasonable and the output has assisted immensely.”

Legal 500 2022

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