Chambers 2016With the largest and one of the most experienced teams of dedicated employment lawyers in the region, we are able to provide our clients with a full service. We are also recognised as a market leader in the national rankings. Our priority is to enable you to achieve your commercial and strategic objectives and our approach is to align with your business to provide a seamless, flexible and supportive service. Our intention is to be viewed as part of your team, available when required to provide support and guidance.

A selection of our clients include: Odeon Cinemas, Kingfisher Plc, Firstsource, Gregory Distribution, Screwfix, Royal Shakespeare Company, Ginsters, Eden Project, DAS Insurance, Torbay Council, Stagecoach South West and the Dartington Hall Trust.

We realise how important it is for your business to be able to achieve its own commercial and strategic aims without being hindered by the fast-developing area of employment law. We help our clients to navigate a path through difficult employment issues in such a way so as to minimise or manage the risk to the business, whilst simultaneously helping you to achieve your strategic goals.

We attract and retain a national client base due to the scale and quality of our team, our commercial approach and the excellent value that our South West location affords.


We provide practical advice in all areas of employment law, including discrimination claims, restructuring, TUPE, equal pay, outsourcing, terms and conditions, and employment tribunal representation. We also offer employment law training, covering a range of issues for directors, managers and HR professionals.

In addition to traditional core employment advice, we have specialists covering pensions, share incentives and tax.

Employment Expert

Foot Anstey Employment Expert is a service dedicated to providing employers with round the clock access to expert legal advice on routine employment law issues for a fixed monthly fee. Advice is provided by your own appointed qualified employment lawyer, who will know and understand your business or organisation.

What differentiates Employment Expert from similar services from other providers is that the advice is provided by qualified employment lawyers. Each client will have an established point of contact, who will know their business, their workforce and their contracts and procedures. Please click here for more information.

what our clients say...

"Working with them feels like having my own in-house employment team. There's good continuity between those who work with me." Chambers 2016

"These lawyers are just wonderful - great at coming back to you with answers to your questions, so you're never left hanging. We have complete and utter confidence in them. It's very much a two-way conversation; they listen to our thoughts and will help us to find the best way forward." Chambers 2015

"This team provides responsive, timely, comprehensive and appropriate advice - the lawyers are also open to being challenged and questioned on that advice." Chambers 2015

I have complete praise for Foot Anstey. They are responsive, thorough and their advice is clear.  They provide value for money and are a great alternative to city firms” Norman Blissett, Director of Resources, Family Action

“The employment team at Foot Anstey really understands our business and the issues and risks that we face.  They are approachable and their advice is concise and to the point – just the way we like it!”  Dawn George, Head of Human Resources, Eden Project

“The employment team at Foot Anstey provides an excellent service and are always there if I need them.  They know us inside out; always take a proactive approach and having a retainer in place, gives our team the flexibility that we need.” Jo Boichot, Group HR Manager, DAS UK Group

“Foot Anstey provides a fantastic service to Holiday Extras. They really know their stuff and understand our business which means their advice is always commercial and therefore represents excellent value for money.” Suzi Spratley, Head of People, Short Breaks