Having the right people in the right place, displaying the right behaviours through the right processes can be just as hard as it sounds. In challenging times we know that having access to actionable, commercial advice is the best way to achieve the right outcome and in doing so, help your business to succeed.

No matter the size or stage of your business, employment and HR advice is often critical and by easing that burden you remove distractions and minimize risks to let you focus on your core business strategy. By being proactive and operating strategically, good employment advice and management training can also be a positive business asset that can actively help you achieve your strategic goals.

Why choose Foot Anstey

From day-to-day employment advice, employment tribunal representation, and support on specific projects such as restructures and redundancies through to TUPE and collective consultation, our experienced team of experts are able to provide you with timely, commercial guidance.

By working in partnership with your team and understanding your structure, we are able to anticipate issues and warn clients about the changes on the horizon and help you understand in advance the risks and opportunities on your doorstep by being proactive with our advice and implementing solutions tailored to your business.

With significant experience across HR and commercial issues that organisations commonly face, we are able to take an in-depth holistic view on your business, your markets and the environments you operate in. No matter the area we’ll provide insights, analysis and solutions to navigate through difficult people issues.

Let our legal insight ensure your people strategy is a key driver in your business success

Related services

Employment disputes & litigation

Across a range of issues from TUPE to discrimination claims, you’ll always receive thorough and proactive support. That diligence is demonstrated in our strong track-record of managing more than 200 employment tribunals every year. All our guidance considers your organisation’s specific circumstances and commercial objectives, ensuring you avoid the sanctions and reputational damage that can easily arise from such situations.

Settlement agreements

When considering and entering into a settlement agreement it is a difficult moment for all parties involved.

Learn how for employees and employers alike, we ensure that you are supported throughout what is an uncertain and challenging time.

Business Immigration

Business Immigration is becoming an area that every UK employer needs to understand to drive their business forward.

Our experts will work with you to attract and retain talent from overseas into your business and offer actionable advice in this constantly evolving area.

Contract management

We can help you navigate the full range of contractual issues you may come across, from restructuring and outsourcing through to pay and reward initiatives, providing practical, real world advice that benefits your organisation.

Post-Acquisition Integration

We help our clients successfully integrate businesses during and after mergers, acquisitions and insourcing services. Using our in depth knowledge and expertise of your business and drivers for success we can support with integration plans that help achieve efficiencies, retain key employees and implement changes and improvements within the newly acquired business. Our support also includes management training to ensure that employees engage with the new business and your culture is successfully embedded.

Change Projects

We provide all the support that you could require at a time of significant change within the business – from helping you navigate and plan for change from the start, through to successfully implementing the project plan to completion.

People Lab: Management Development & Corporate Wellbeing

With everything that HR teams have to deal with today, by the time a problem reaches HR, it can often be too late.

We have a cultural change programme and series of wellbeing programmes to help you minimize risk, build resilience and enhance performance.


Pensions are an essential part of an employer offering to employees, one that’s vital to existing and prospective employees.

Our expertise means we can help with all aspects of pension advice – for employee or trustee – from salary sacrifice arrangements and pension disputes, to work place pensions and defined benefit issues.

Dispute Resolution

Disputes are an inevitable part of any business, introducing unwanted risk and high stress. They also create a distraction that takes you away from what you do best and where you need to be.

Let us help your business get the results it needs.


Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges. 

We think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.


Our employment retainer

Ingenuity for Employment is our bespoke solution that streamlines your HR legal work, providing your team with access to expert advice, resources, and financial data, but no hidden costs.

Find out how a retainer relationship with Foot Anstey could benefit your business here.


Does your business need a sponsorship licence?

From 1 January 2021, EU nationals arriving in the UK will be subject to the UK’s new immigration system. There will be a “one size fits all” approach for hiring EU and non-EU migrants from this date. Without a sponsor licence, your business will not be able to recruit skilled workers from outside of the UK.

Find out what steps you need to take and how we can support you here.

Our people

Our expert team of employment lawyers including Karen Bates and Patrick Howarth, work alongside our clients, whether you have an in-house legal team or not, providing end-to-end support on your people-related matters. By working in partnership with your HR team, we can be on hand to ensure your people strategy achieves the desired results through commercially sounds, practical advice.

SRA Transparency Rules

The SRA’s 2018 Transparency Rules require all regulated law firms, who publish as part of their usual business that they offer certain services, to supply information on the prices they charge. By clicking the link you can find all of our pricing transparency documentation.