Get the inside buzz from graduates at Foot Anstey

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2016)
"Access to high-quality work with a great work/life balance."
8.5 / 10
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
8.4 / 10
7.9 / 10
8.3 / 10
Pro Bono
6.0 / 10


  • The office is seen as being welcoming, supportive and professional.
  • A lot of effort is made to ensure that trainees receive a high level of both formal and informal training.
  • People at the firm are allowed a lifestyle hour outside of work each week that can be used however they like.
  • The work offered includes a lot of responsibility and client contact from the beginning of the training contract.


  • Some felt that firm-organised socialising was lacking, making it difficult to integrate when moving offices.
  • Trainee workloads may not be monitored as closely as they could be, which can lead to trainees being assigned too much too quickly.
  • The firm does not organise specific pro bono work.
  • Jobs offered to new qualifiers may not be in their first choice of location.

What insiders say about...

"There's an application form comprised of six to eight questions ranging from specifics..."

"Friendly and professional. There's good support for flexible working and they encourage..."

"The training is well organised and covers every aspect of working life at the firm...."

"I have a partner as a mentor and have found this to be a very useful, and accessible,..."

"Offices are generally central to city centres. None are isolated or hard to find...."

"On average, I work from about 8.30 am until 5.15 pm. Once a week we are allowed a..."

"There are firms that pay better but Foot Anstey is certainly not short-changing its..."

"The firm has introduced a relocation policy, which is very helpful. I joined the..."

"I was asked who I thought the firm should target as a new client."

"Lots of green schemes such as green passes for bus users and a cycle to work sch..."

"The firm has lots of policies relating to diversity as well as a diversity forum..."

"During my previous seat in commercial property, I was given high levels of client..."

"Pro bono – not so much. But corporate social responsibility is encouraged and we..."

"The level of responsibility and the culture. It's both warm and welcoming."

"Moving around a fair amount. There could be more organised trainee socials to help..."

"The personality of everyone I met was the most sincere and genuinely positive I had..."

"The retention rates at Foot Anstey have been very high in the past couple of years..."

"Foot Anstey is the largest firm to have a meaningful presence in Cornwall."

"Exceptional performance, premier experience and specialist legal advice."

"Ensure that each trainee gets one-on-one time to discuss their work and future with..."

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