Get the inside buzz from graduates at Foot Anstey

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2016)
"Growing, enthusiastic, ambitious and highly motivated."
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...

"Get your face seen and remembered. The firm receives many applications of high calibre...."

"Welcoming and inclusive. Everyone is very friendly and approachable and you never..."

"The firm offers lunch-and-learn sessions where a partner from a specific team will..."

"We have many levels of support: from the 'buddy' in your department who is there..."

"Open-plan, clean and with a great selection of teas and coffees. It would be nice..."

"I have never felt pressured over the hours I do at work. Sometimes, at particularly..."

"The trainee pay is very competitive. The bonus scheme has recently been changed,..."

"They help with moving expenses and trainees are often paid to attend junior lawyer..."

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

"A lot of the teams at Foot Anstey are 'paperless' and we are encouraged to not have..."

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

"I've had exposure to a high level of drafting and correspondence with multiple parties..."

"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."

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

"As I was raised in the south west, I wanted to join a firm in the area that had ambitions..."

"Retention rates seem good, especially as the firm is growing. I think it will all..."

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

"Supportive, friendly, skilled."

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

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