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Training Contract – 2024 & 2025

Trainee Solicitors


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Why train with Foot Anstey?

Foot Anstey is one of the UK's fastest growing law firms. We believe in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions. We are on an exciting journey to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values of collaboration over convention, championing aspiration, being refreshingly human, embracing entrepreneurial spirit and delivering integrated thinking guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.

Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Retail & Consumer, Private Equity, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from eight bases: Bristol, Southampton, Exeter, Truro, Plymouth, Taunton, London and Manchester.

Our people are critical to our success. We help our employees achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment.

The role of a Trainee Solicitor

Our training contracts are based at three locations: Bristol, Southampton and Exeter and are firm wide which means you may be working away from your base location for 1 or 2 days per week. One of the traits of a good solicitor is the ability to cross-sell and this multi office approach allows you to build a strong foundation for when you qualify.  Furthermore, we are looking to develop you into a business advisor within one of our six key sectors and it is vital you have a breadth and depth of experience in order to achieve this. Working across teams and offices will ensure you are successful.

As one of our trainees, you will have regular and open communication with your supervisors. You will get lots of exposure to high quality work, different situations, clients and to people within the firm who will help you to develop your legal and commercial expertise, in an environment that is friendly and supportive. We aim to recruit talented future solicitors and you will be given the opportunity to reach your full potential with us.

Training contracts available

We can consider applications for 2024 and 2025 and are particularly interested in candidates who are able to start in September 2024. For our 2024 intake, we are considering individuals who have taken or will be taking the LPC or SQE. For our 2025 intake, we are only considering individuals through the SQE route.

How do I apply?

Applications for our Training Contract Assessment Day are now open. The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 4th June 2023.

For successful candidates, the assessment centre will take place at the end of June. Following the assessment centre, successful candidates will be offered a training contract with the firm. 

The application form

The application is a two part process.  We want you to upload your CV, as we feel this will give you an opportunity to provide more information about yourself and you will also need to complete the brief application questions below.

And finally…

Good luck!! And if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to get in contact with the Early Careers team on [email protected]

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Foot Anstey provide full funding for both GDL and SQE/LPC via the University of Law if not already started

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