Foot Anstey wins appointment to Kingfisher PLC panel

Patrick Howarth, Foot Anstey

Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey, together with eight other major UK law firms, has won appointment to the official legal panel of the international home improvement company Kingfisher plc.

Following a detailed strategic review of their legal requirements by Kingfisher Group Legal Director Elizabeth Messud, it was decided to adopt an approach that enables it to build longer term relationships with the firms it has appointed to its panel whilst still ensuring the cost and quality of legal services is maintained.

Foot Anstey has been appointed alongside firms including Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Clyde & Co and Womble Bond Dickinson. Foot Anstey will be advising on a range of day to day and project work.

Elizabeth Messud, Kingfisher Group Legal Director said: “Our legal panel remains a fundamental piece of our legal services offering to the overall Kingfisher organisation.

“Our new, streamlined, legal panel will allow us to develop better working relationships with each of the successful firms to ensure the delivery of high-quality legal services and to ensure we get the best value for our spend on legal services, from a core group of specialists who really understand Kingfisher.”

Patrick Howarth, Client Relationship partner for Kingfisher at Foot Anstey said: “We are delighted to be appointed to work alongside such a business where we can make a significant contribution towards their success. Our culture and working practices fit together so well and we are looking forward to getting on with the job and upholding the high standards set by Kingfisher.”

Foot Anstey is a specialist in the retail, leisure, food and drink sector advising a range of clients such as Halfords, Odeon and City Electrical Factors.