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We are recruiting for 2023 and 2024.
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 May 2022. Assessment days will be held in July 2022.
Vacation scheme placement and training contract – Please submit your application online by 1 April 2022. Our vacation scheme will be held from 27 June 2022 to 1 July 2022 in our Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Southampton offices.
How to applywww.footanstey.com
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Ms Debbie Moors
Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Panel interview
- Video interview
- Written exercise
We are a premier legal practice delivering specialist expertise to an impressive portfolio of regional, national and international clients.
An entrepreneurial firm with history and tradition, we are on an exciting journey to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values of collaboration over convention, championing aspiration, being refreshingly human, embracing entrepreneurial spirit and delivering integrated thinking guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.
We like to think that our approach to business and developing client relationships makes us distinctly different to traditional law firms — and also attractive. As does our desire to ensure our lawyers and trainees operate in an environment where everything is tailored towards delivering specialist and forward-thinking advice to our clients.
The vacation schemes will take place in our Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Southampton offices. During the week you will be aligned to one team and given a true insight into both the firm and the role of a trainee solicitor. You will be involved in real client work and interactions, working with senior lawyers in your team. You will also have the opportunity to network with existing trainees and other solicitors within different teams to find out more about the firm and what differentiates us. We will ensure you leave us at the end of the week with a real insight into the culture of the firm, how we can develop your potential and what we can offer you as a trainee solicitor.
At the end of the week you will have an assessment for a training contract. These are designed to see you at your best, not to trip you up. We will focus on assessing your potential of becoming a successful solicitor with us.
We welcome applications from law and non-law students who have a strong academic background, exceptional communication skills, and the vision to be part of our future.
Our training programme is designed to help you reach your full potential. You will undertake six, four-month seats so you experience a greater number of practice areas.
One of our significant differentiators is the closeness with which you will work with senior lawyers and partners. We believe being directly in the middle of good quality work will accelerate your learning and help you to develop into an exceptional advisory lawyer.
As one of our trainees, you will get exposure to situations to develop your legal and commercial expertise, in an environment that is friendly and supportive. This may be through your day to day work with your team and supervisor, on secondment with a client or as part of our award winning virtual trainee programme which sees each trainee aligned to national and international clients to work with their in-house legal teams throughout their training contract.
Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard in 2018 and to successfully renew this in 2021 when we achieved the highest score for a law firm. That’s why this is right at the heart of our priorities. This goes beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership.
‘Powering your ambition’ is the statement that summarises what we stand for as a firm. It means that we aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.
Sponsorship available for GDL/LPC and living expenses.
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- Planning & environmental
- Islamic finance
- Projects infrastructure & construction
- Commercial litigation
- Property litigation
- Legacy & trust litigation
- Succession & tax
- Restructuring & insolvency
- 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.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
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.
Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.
|Profit per partner:||£264,000 (2013)|
|Training contract applications:||470 (2021)|
|Retention rate:||83% (2021)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
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