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We are recruiting for 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023
To apply to be considered for a trainee place with Foot Anstey, there are two routes available:
For the training contract only – Please submit your application online by 1 June 2020.
Vacation scheme placement and training contract – Please submit your application online by 1 April 2020. Our vacation schemes are a week long and will be held in June and July 2019 in our Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth offices.
How to applywww.footanstey.com
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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Partner interview
- Telephone interview
- Written exercise
We could quite possibly be the right place at the right time for you. Having achieved significant success in recent years securing over 80% organic growth in the last five years alone we are committed to continuing that upward trend through significant investment into our technology and process improvement agenda. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved and our various industry awards and the diverse range of clients are testament to the hard work that has been put in and the expertise that we have developed . It is not unusual for us to be competing and working alongside large city firms so we can offer our trainees a very well balanced contract that will challenge and develop them. So we would like you to come on a journey with us and be part of shaping the future of the firm.
Sponsorship available for GDL/LPC and living expenses.
Foot Anstey’s summer vacation scheme offers a short period of work experience during the summer, providing a valuable insight into their business and different areas of legal expertise for those interested in applying for training contracts. To take part in the vacation scheme, submit an application by 1 April 2020. The first day will be spent finding out more about the firm followed by a period of time spent in a single office or practice area.
Our training contracts are firm wide and you will be expected to undertake at least one seat in a different office. One of the traits of a good solicitor is the ability to cross-sell and this multi office approach allows you to build a strong foundation for when you qualify. Furthermore, we are looking to develop you into a business adviser within one of our six key sectors and it is vital you have a breadth and depth of experience in order to achieve this. Working across teams and offices will ensure you are successful.
- Commercial property
- Private wealth
- Dispute resolution
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Practice
- General Commercial
Agriculture & rural issues
It is unsurprising that some of the country's strongest agricultural law practices are to be found in rural regions.
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
The term ‘Islamic finance’ refers to a system of banking that is consistent with Sharia law.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
|Profit per partner:||£264,000 (2013)|
|Retention rate:||85% (2019)|
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