Our people and employment team brings together the HR expertise, commercial experience and legal insight to ensure your people strategy is a key driver in your business’s success

L500 Leading firm smallChambers 2018 Firm LogoAs lawyers, we have the legal grounding to get things right first time, but we’re not only here to solve problems. Our wide-ranging HR capabilities put us in a unique position to provide early best practice advice, take ownership of issues, lead and manage projects, and be an integral part of your team.

Our specialists can help to identify appropriate strategies and make sure the suggested solutions are robust and achievable. In a nutshell, we work with you to ensure you have the right people, in the right places, displaying the right behaviours and achieving the right performance – all within your budget.

In challenging times, it is vital that your HR operations make a positive contribution to your organisation, in line with its broader commercial objectives. To help achieve this, our services are categorised under six broad themes:

From productivity and profit to processes and plans, our wide-ranging support can help you optimise the performance of your people and your workplace. We’ll help you navigate through difficult people issues in order to minimise the risks, while helping you to achieve your strategic goals.

The employment team at Foot Anstey is described as "extremely helpful and knowledgeable in their fields of expertise." One interviewee remarks that the group is "extremely responsive, reliable and friendly."

PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS - a practical guide for dealing with employee departures

Employees moving to a competitor, or setting up their own business can seriously disrupt and compromise operations within your organisation.

We have produced a guide to provide useful insights and practical advice to ensure you’re prepared and have the right processes in place to minimise the impact and reputational harm to your business.

This includes:

  • protective measures that need to be put into place
  • actions to take ahead of a known departure
  • key enforcement steps

Click here to request a copy of our guide or for more information please get in touch with the Foot Anstey people team; Richard Neary, Anna Bateman and Peter Singfield.


Meet our People and Employment team.

What our clients say

"Extremely helpful and knowledgeable in their fields of expertise", "extremely responsive, reliable and friendly." Chambers 2019

"We received outstanding service from the whole team, who were quick to respond to enquiries, thorough in their assessments of our HR issues and robust in their advice." Chambers 2018

The ‘very good’ Foot Anstey provides ‘practical, supportive and prompt employment advice’ on strategic and operational issues to regional, national and international clients. Legal 500 2017

Foot Anstey has in-depth knowledge of the employment law aspects of board level disputes and departures, as well as of restructuring arrangements including TUPE matters. It is adept at acting in complex discrimination tribunal claims and also advises on post-termination restrictive covenant issues. Legal 500 2017

"They have a good balance of styles and specialist skills that adds value. Foot Anstey have always been transparent and delivered on what they have committed to." Chambers 2017

"The advice you get is very clear and succinct and easy to follow. We very much value the advice they give us." Chambers 2017