Ashley Avery Travers Smith

Ashley Avery

Source: Travers Smith

National law firm Foot Anstey has announced that IP, IT and data privacy lawyer Ashley Avery will be joining as partner in its commercial team.

Avery, who will will be based at the firm's Bristol office, advises clients on complex data privacy and confidentiality issues, brand protection and exploitation and software development and licensing matters.

She joins Foot Anstey from City firm Travers Smith, where she was senior counsel in the commercial, IP and technology department.

Avery commented: 'I am thrilled to be joining Foot Anstey and am excited to have the opportunity to build my practice area alongside some excellent lawyers. Foot Anstey has a great reputation for its collaborative and human approach, which very much appeals to me. I am looking forward to meeting more of the team and getting started.'

Foot Anstey managing partner John Westwell added: 'Ashley's experience will be a great asset to the firm. She is an excellent example of the type of high-calibre lawyer that has powered our organic growth over the last ten years and has been attracted by our culture of support and empowerment for leaders with an ambition for growth.'

The firm has also welcomed Bristol-based managing associate Debbie Asquith into its farm, estates and rural land team, as well as recruitment manager Charlotte Ferguson, based in Exeter.