Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Foot Anstey

The Lex 100 verdict on Foot Anstey

The verdict

Known for the ‘level of City-quality work in a regional firm’ and its ‘good work/life balance’, Foot Anstey is a major player in the South West. Trainees are drawn to the firm from their first interaction, commenting that ‘it was the only assessment day I went to where the people felt real, honest and kind. In short: human’. Another said that the firm’s location in the South West was a draw to be ‘close to family’ but also for access to ‘high-end clients and good work/life balance’. Foot Anstey is a Lex 100 Winner for both the approachability of its partners and supervisors and for its vacation scheme. One respondent adds that the best thing about the firm is ‘the people. Everyone is approachable and willing to help. People really do invest their time and effort to help you become a top solicitor’. In terms of training, respondents praise the firm’s approach, saying ‘I get far more client contact and exposure within the firm than friends elsewhere, and my hours are also far more manageable’. Trainees generally feel ‘well remunerated’, particularly with ‘the additional benefits, such as lifestyle and family hours’ taken into consideration. A drawback for some trainees is the possibility of ‘having to move offices when you move seats’. If you are looking for a strong South West firm, Foot Anstey is right up there.