Foot Anstey launches standalone medical negligence practice

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As of 1 May, Foot Anstey’s medical negligence practice will become a separate business entity known as Enable Law, within the Foot Anstey Group.

Enable Law is the result of strategic rebrand to provide greater clarity for clients and support with growing this part of Foot Anstey’s business. As well as the new name and visual identity, Enable Law’s launch is also supported through a contemporary digital presence, including a new website.

Rob Antrobus, Head of Enable Law, said: “We are really proud of our new identity with Enable Law – this project, which has been developed over time with input from our clients, employees, and partner organisations, is much more reflective of the work that we do and will help us reach more people who may not have been aware they could access support.”

John Westwell, Managing Partner of Foot Anstey, said: “Making Enable Law a separate business entity provides greater clarity between the firm’s work for businesses and individuals. Foot Anstey’s focus is on continued delivery of our strategy to provide a client-centric service for our regional, national and international clients, particularly in our core sectors.”

“Enable Law will represent the largest medical negligence practice in the South West and the new branding and digital presence will provide the new entity with the platform for further growth.”

Enable Law, which also includes personal injury and mental capacity services, is made up over 80 healthcare specialists, including five partners and six legal directors. The team are recognised nationally as one of the leaders in this field. In 2016/17 this business had revenue of £8.5 million. Earlier in the year partner Mike Bird was recognised in the Lawyer’s Hot 100 for his work on significant group action in Cornwall, representing over 200 women who received negligent care from gynaecologist Rob Jones.


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About Enable Law:

Enable Law, the largest medical negligence practice in the South West, launched in May 2017 as a separate business entity within the Foot Anstey Group. The team is made up of over 80 specialists in the areas of medical negligence, serious injury and mental capacity. We aim to provide a high quality service in a friendly and approachable way. We work for clients across the UK and have offices in seven locations across the South West, South Coast and London. We are passionate about providing our clients with a quality service which embodies the values that make us different: genuine, expert and supportive.

Members of our team are accredited by the Law Society, Action against Medical Accidents, STEP (our Consultant, Patricia Wass, acts as their Worldwide Chair) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). We are also recognised by charities such as Headway, Meningitis Now, Child Brain Injury Trust, and the Spinal Injuries Association. Our teams are recognised in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories – both publications consult clients to find out what they think of their lawyers and how well they have done their jobs.

Mike Bird, one of the team’s partners, was recognised in the Lawyer’s Hot 100 for his work on significant group action, acting for over 200 women who received negligent care from gynaecologist Rob Jones – this was a landmark case that has contributed to a shake-up in medical standards at a national level. The team have also been involved with high profile care home abuse cases.

About Foot Anstey:

Top 100 UK Law Firm, Foot Anstey enjoys a reputation as an energetic, proactive firm, combining technical efficiency with a problem solving approach. This is supported by our top band rankings in independent legal directories, Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Putting clients at the heart of our business and developing and investing in talent have been key to our growth and enabled us to build on strong foundations by opening new offices across the country. We now operate out of seven locations and have over 500 staff. In 2016 we announced a 12% growth in turnover to £36m for the financial year 2015/16 showing strong growth as a result of our investment strategy and client centric focus.

We have a strong track record in advising clients across four key sectors: Banking and Financial Services, Media and Technology, Property, Infrastructure and Construction, Retail, Leisure, Food and Drink.