Premier law firm Foot Anstey is currently celebrating after the quality of its training offered to trainee solicitors was confirmed to be of the highest standard by Lex 100, as well as retaining 100% of the latest trainee solicitors to have completed their two year training contract with the firm.
The Lex 100, a student guide to the premier UK law firms, undertakes an annual review on how firms deliver their training. This year, the firm was awarded 9 awards (up from 8 in 2015/16). Those awards are for; Client contact; Confidence in being kept on; Diversity; Friendliness; Job satisfaction; Living up to expectations; Quality of work; Stress levels; Work Life Balance.
Trainees who took part in the research selected Foot Anstey for being an ‘entrepreneurial, expanding firm’ which offers trainees the ‘opportunity to work with regional, national and international clients while remaining true to its roots in the West Country’.
This confirmation of the high quality training offered by the firm, is coupled with the news that 100% of the firm's newly qualified solicitors have been offered and accepted jobs with the firm.
The traditional training contract is not the only route into the law offered by Foot Anstey. The firm also has a dedicated legal apprenticeship scheme which is an alternative to the traditional university route to becoming a lawyer. Six apprentices joined on the first intake on a three-year programme – an initiative which has been praised in the legal industry and 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. Foot Anstey lawyers are given top class training and the opportunity to see how our nationally acclaimed experts support the ambitions of our clients." "We are very proud to have our trainees and apprentices at the firm and are deeply committed to supporting more opportunities to enter and progress in the legal profession," continued Ramsey.