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Corporate Members 2020

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … more

BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic. We can be contacted on In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more

Foot Anstey acts on Islamic finance deals

Foot Anstey has acted on the £26.8m sale of a distribution centre to a Kuwaiti investor who recently bought a property in Bristol in a £19m deal.

The team has advised on the sale of the Argos National Distribution Centre in Stafford to the investor who also recently acquired the Everything Everywhere office at Aztec West.

Islamic finance specialists at law firm Foot Anstey advised the Kuwaiti business on a shariah-compliant investment structure, financing documents and real estate aspects of the acquisition.

The Foot Anstey team was led by Islamic finance partner Imam Qazi. The team also included partner Matthew Stoate (private equity) together with solicitors Zahir Nayani (Islamic finance and real estate) and Benjamin Kumordzie (banking).

Qazi said: “I am delighted with our progress in 2013 and look forward to progressing further deals where they match our clients’ wants and needs and can deliver superior risk adjusted returns in an ethical investment environment.”

Foot Anstey has five offices across the South West in Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton and Truro.