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Applications for our trainee and vacations schemes and work experience programmes are now closed until 2023. We are not currently accepting any new applications whilst we review our programme dates for the next period.
Please visit www.footanstey.com for more information on our programmes or to register for insights sessions running in early 2023.
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Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Panel interview
- Psychometric testing
- 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.
Our vacation schemes 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. This is your opportunity to be involved in real client work and interactions, working with senior lawyers in your team. There will also be time for you to network with existing trainees and other solicitors within different teams to find out more about the firm and what differentiates us. We want you to truly experience what it's like to work at Foot Anstey and to end your week with us 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 take part in an assessment day with a view to securing a training contract. These are designed to see you at your best, not to trip you up and we 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 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 be exposed 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.
Any trainees joining the firm from 2024 onwards who have not already completed the LPC will need to complete the SQE.
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 PGDL/SQE and living expenses.
- Commercial property
- 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
Sponsored by Milbank LLP. 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 a vast area of legal ground, from wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Commercial property/real estate
Sponsored by Mills & Reeve LLP. Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Sponsored by Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. 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
Sponsored by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves involves advising clients on the tax risks associated with acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Sponsored by RPC. Commercial litigators represent and advise commercial clients when disputes arise from joint venture projects, civil fraud, commercial and banking transactions, corporate governance, financial services regulation and professional negligence.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Sponsored by Lewis Silkin. 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.
Sponsored by Osborne Clarke LLP. Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the covid-19 pandemic and various financial scandals, there is always lots going on in this area.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Sponsored by Trowers & Hamlins LLP. 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.
Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
Sponsored by Bristows LLP. Intellectual property is an umbrella term for a variety of different rights which protect intellectual creations, such as inventions, brands, designs, and literary and artistic works.
Sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau LLP. 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.
Sponsored by Russell-Cooke. Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. 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.
Phone: 01752 675000
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|Profit per partner:||£264,000 (2013)|
|Training contract applications:||470 (2021)|
|Retention rate:||83% (2021)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
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