Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has continued its investment in developing lawyers of the future by appointing twelve new trainee solicitors, an increase on last year's intake of nine.
The new Trainees each commence a two-year training contract with the firm which sees them work in at least six areas of the law, with leading Foot Anstey partners and lawyers.
Lex 100, the student guide to law, has described Foot Anstey as a firm with an 'entrepreneurial spirit, social colleagues and high quality cases'. Foot Anstey also ranked highly in Lex 100 in terms of quality of training and the type of work trainees are given.
In addition to their legal training, the new trainees will play a key role in the firm's CSR strategy by driving activity across the firm's network of offices in the South West.
The traditional route to becoming a solicitor, by completing training contracts, is not the only career path offered by Foot Anstey. The firm's dedicated Legal Apprenticeship Scheme and its ongoing support for CILEX qualification, serves as an alternative route to becoming a lawyer. Six apprentices joined on the first intake on a three-year ‘earn as you learn’ programme – an initiative which has been praised in the legal industry and the firm was awarded ‘New Apprentice Employer of the Year by Weston College'.
Ramsey Mirza, HR Director at Foot Anstey, explained: "We consistently invest in our people to ensure our clients have access to the best lawyers. The next generation of Foot Anstey lawyers are given top class training and the opportunity to see how our nationally acclaimed experts support the ambitions of our clients."