Get the inside buzz from graduates at Foot Anstey

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, focused, friendly."
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...

"Research the firm and practice presentation techniques. The assessment day consists..."

"The open-plan office really allows trainees to uniquely learn and develop by being..."

"Excellent on-the-job training but legal training, in the form of talks on developments..."

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

"Open-plan environment with a formal but relaxed dress code."

"The firm is very flexible with the hours I work. Each week we are able to take full..."

"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..."

"Questions ranged from the general to the specific but also honed in on the strategy..."

"We recently held a 'green week' in all of our offices that involved an inter-office..."

"There's a good split of males to females and we have a good proportion of ethnic..."

"I've had significant responsibility as a trainee. There's lots of client contact..."

"Each member of staff is given two days per calendar year known as 'community days'...."

"The friendly and approachable atmosphere. From day one I've had a chance to get stuck..."

"In certain teams, the hours can be lengthy. Especially if there is a big project..."

"Completing a vacation scheme. The firm has strong reputation in the south west and..."

"Retention rates have been excellent in the past, which instils confidence."

"One of our partners is known for singing show tunes as he works. Sometimes this turns..."

"Supportive, friendly, skilled."

"More seat choices. Though I believe this is indicative of most law firms."

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