Space and Satellite Legal Team Credentials

With many years’ experience working in and supporting the growth of the UK space sector, law firm Foot Anstey is one of the few law firms in the UK with the experience, ambition and expertise necessary to provide specialist legal support to space sector businesses and organisations, both upstream and downstream.

Foot Anstey is embedded in the Cornwall Space Cluster and is increasingly supporting the development of space ecosystems across the UK, in line with the National Space Strategy. Foot Anstey is at the forefront of the latest legal developments in the space sector and is able to harness the skills and capabilities of their expert lawyers to serve the needs of space sector businesses and organisations.

Space & Satellite


Skills & Capabilities


Foot Anstey provides bespoke legal advice and solutions to support upstream & downstream commercial space sector projects, including:

  • Satellite earth stations
  • Manufacturing businesses in the space and satellite supply chain
  • Local authorities
  • Spaceport
  • Businesses involved in satellite enabled applications

Foot Anstey offers specialist solutions in multiple areas of legal practice, including:

  • corporate governance
  • IP
  • Financing
  • Regulatory
  • Licencing
  • Employment
  • Real estate and infrastructure development
  • Legal Structuring
  • Data Protection
  • Health & Safety
  • Environmental
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Procurement
Goonhilly Earth Station
Remote Locations Avanti
  • Supporting over 20 space and aerospace sector businesses with bespoke IP, data, commercial, corporate and employment advice, in conjunction with AeroSpace Cornwall.
  • Providing procurement and contract support to Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd on a range of projects.
  • Supporting Spaceport Cornwall with legal and regulatory advice in preparation for the first launch of spacecraft from UK soil in 2022.
  • Contributing to the West of England Space Strategy.
  • Hosting UKSA Space Industry Act plenary sessions & Launch Industry Group meetings.

Foot Anstey features in:

  • The Cornwall Space Cluster map.
  • KTN Space Sector Landscape map – recognised for Space Sector work (Financial & Legal Services category).
  • Satellite Applications Catapult UK Space Capabilities Catalogue.
  • The West of England Combined Authority’s Space Strategy (as an example of the strength of the professional services sector in the West of England with a focus on space).
Meet some of the businesses in Cornwall working in the space technology sector.

To find out more about the space cluster in Cornwall, download our space brochure.