Foot Anstey Hancock Caffin Appoints Record Number of New Partners


Press Release

Fast expanding Cornwall law firm, Foot Anstey Hancock Caffin, have appointed seven new partners as part of their strategy to recognise the achievements of lawyers offering the best legal advice to businesses, organisations and individuals.

The seven new partners are David Ellis, James Heath, Kelvin Farmaner, Gavin Poole, David Stone, Patricia Wass and Philip Wolfgang.

Jane Lister, Managing Partner said “This record number of promotions is a true reflection of the quality of lawyers at Foot Anstey Hancock Caffin. We want to reward and retain the best legal brains in the South West.”

“The continued success of Foot Anstey Hancock Caffin depends on seamless succession at all levels in the firm. We announced the appointment of John Westwell as my successor in November 2008 and these latest promotions are an intrinsic part of our overall plans. “

“The new partners represent the next generation of legal leaders working alongside the more senior ones to ensure our clients have seamless top quality advice at all times. At the end of the day client service comes first for us and these new partners have had a very clear “thumbs up” from the clients they look after.”

David Ellis is commercial property lawyer specialising in residential development.

James Heath offers advice to developers and to banks providing finance for development projects.

Kelvin Farmaner advises clients on insurance litigation and his experience extends to representing clients before the House of Lords

Gavin Poole advises on all aspects of commercial property and business sales and purchases.

David Stone regularly advises clients on all aspects of commercial property, in particular landlord and tenant transactions, acquisitions and disposals, a large proportion of which is within the retail sector.

Patricia Wass deals with wills, trusts, lifetime tax planning, issues relating to law and the elderly, Court of Protection work and property work relating to private clients.

Philip Wolfgang also advises developers but with a particular emphasis on secured lending, including buying and selling development land, drafting and negotiating development agreements, perfecting security for financial institutions and advising on property issues in relation to corporate acquisitions and disposals.


Editors’ Notes

Expanding law firm Foot Anstey Hancock Caffin is committed to providing a ‘buy local’ option to individuals, businesses and organisations throughout the South West and to publicly funded legal services.

46 partners and 400 staff, based in Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton and Truro, deliver a high quality service to help clients achieve their objectives.

Foot Anstey Hancock Caffin is repeatedly ranked in national directories such as the Legal 500 and Chambers. Winning the Law Society’s National Award for Excellence in Practice Standards is recognition of their commitment to the best levels of client service.


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