Why Foot Anstey?

The value of talent

JOHN WESTWELL

THE VALUE OF TALENT

THE VALUE OF TALENT

Our turnover has increased by 60 per cent over the last five years to £36 million, despite the recessionary environment. Our impressive growth is something we are very proud of. In order to keep up with our demand in our services, we have significantly invested in our talent acquisition, which has resulted in highly-skilled specialists from global, City and regional firms joining us. Our Managing Partner, John Westwell, has even been named by the industry magazine The Lawyer in its annual 'Hot 100', a Who's Who list of people who have made a difference to the legal industry over the past twelve months. You'll be in good company.

We like to think that our approach to business and developing client relationships makes us distinctly different to traditional law firms - and also attractive. As does our desire to ensure our lawyers operate in an environment where everything is tailored towards delivering specialist and forward-thinking advice to our clients.

Whatever the reason you want to join us, we promise you a progressive working environment. We seek to provide an open and supportive culture that is committed to ensuring you realise your maximum potential. We will invest, train and value you at every level. Do not take our word for it; others say it too, we have won various awards for our work, our people and for just being us.

To find out more about us, what we do and how you could join us - have a good look around. If you have any questions, just drop us a line, we would love to hear from you.

At a glance

At a glance

6 offices

435 lawyers and professional staff

46 partners

15 trainees

17 practice areas

16 percent increase in revenue growth (2014)

Our values

OUR VALUES, BRAND AND CULTURE

We offer premium services, delivered by recognised experts in their field. We are flexible, client-focused, down-to-earth and easy to do business with.

Our values drive our behaviour, culture and our growth. They direct how we work with one another, how we develop and maintain relationships with clients, and how we build our business.

Progressive

We are commercial, pragmatic, open and transparent. Taking a strategic overview is second nature to us - we look ahead, read the economy as well as the law, and assess a course of action accordingly. We actively encourage, embrace and drive change and pursue new and innovative ideas through to delivery.

Determined

We are proactive and responsive. We set timetables and work hard to make sure that everything stays on track - finding alternative solutions if that is what it takes. We have earned our reputation for being participators and managing our clients’ risks and costs. We concentrate on forging long term relationships to deliver value and we reward and celebrate performance success.

Supportive

We are a vital part of our clients’ teams and we support one another internally too. We are valued for our wise counsel and diligence as we adapt to diverse business cultures and environments, identifying the most suitable approach and way forward.

High profile recognition

High profile recognition

We have attracted lots of high profile recognition for our legal work.

The British Legal Awards 2015

THE BRITISH LEGAL AWARDS 2015

UK Law Firm of the Year (shortlisted)

MPF Award for Management Excellence 2015

MPF Award for Management Excellence 2015

Best Managed Firm (shortlisted)

MPF Award for Management Excellence 2015

MPF Award for Management Excellence 2015

Best Strategic Leadership (shortlisted)

MPF Award for Management Excellence 2015

MPF Award for Management Excellence 2015

Most Innovative Use of Social Media (shortlisted)

LEX 100 2015, Winners in eight categories

LEX 100 2015

Winners in eight categories

South West Business Insider 2015

SOUTH WEST BUSINESS INSIDER 2015

Corporate Law Firm of the Year

www.allaboutlaw.co.uk Awards 2015

WWW.ALLABOUTLAW.CO.UK AWARDS 2015

Best Training Contract - National Firm (shortlisted)

FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2015

FT INNOVATIVE LAWYERS REPORT 2015

Innovation in use of Technology

The British Legal Awards 2011

THE BRITISH LEGAL AWARDS 2014

UK Law Firm of the Year
(shortlisted)

Legal Business 2014

LEGAL BUSINESS 2014

Recognised as a top ten fastest growing firm by revenue

Chambers & Partners UK Legal Directory 2015

CHAMBERS & PARTNERS UK LEGAL DIRECTORY 2015

75% of Partnership rated 'Leaders in their Field'

www.lawcareers.net Awards 2014

WWW.LAWCAREERS.NET AWARDS 2014

Regional Trainer of the Year (shortlisted)

Managing Partner Form Awards 2014

MANAGING PARTNERS FORUM AWARDS 2014

Best Strategic Leadership (shortlisted)

www.allaboutlaw.co.uk Awards 2014

WWW.ALLABOUTLAW.CO.UK AWARDS 2014

Best for Training − Vacation Scheme (finalist)

Best Companies to Work for 2013

BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR 2014

'one to watch'

Prestigious clients

Prestigious clients

Living and working in the South West

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LIVING AND WORKING IN THE SOUTH WEST

Dramatic coastlines. Quintessential villages. Vibrant urban areas. No wonder the South West is a highly desirable place to live.

Scenically beautiful, housing is attractive and affordable, commutes are easier and residents are happy with an abundance of green, wide open spaces. It is well connected to the rest of the country and within easy reach of London, Wales and the Midlands. There is so much to discover from the great outdoors to first-class shopping and an array of arts and culture. The links below should be a great starting point for you to find out more about the region.

Relocating can be a daunting process, hear from Steven, one of our partners, about how we supported his move from London.

Our performance

Our performance

Despite the economic recession and subsequent increase in competition, we continue to grow year in, year out. With successive years of sustainable growth, we compare favourably with the very top firms in the country.

2010
£20.3M
+1.5%
2011
£20.6M
+1.5%
2012
£22.9M
+11.2%
2013
£24.2M
+5.7%
2014
£27.5M
+13.6%
2015
£32M
+16%

Our responsibilities

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

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OUR PEOPLE

We want our workplace to benefit our people. We are committed to our Values and to ensuring that our people realise their maximum potential and, as such, provide a progressive working environment with an open and supportive culture.

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OUR FOUNDATION

We play a positive role in the communities in which we work and live. We have launched our own charitable trust which aims to raise funds and distribute grants large and small to charities of any size in the South West. We have a particular focus on providing much needed support for children and young people. Our trainees take a leading role in fundraising activities and our associates actively lead the firm forward in raising money for our trust.

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OUR ENVIRONMENT

Business practices that reduce our footprint are important to us. We engage with our suppliers to ensure we minimise our impact. From waste, energy to sourcing, we recognise we have an important part to play in improving business practices to reduce our impact on the environment.

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Bristol

100 Victoria Street,
Bristol, BS1 6HZ

Tel: +44 (0)117 915 4900

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Exeter

Senate Court,
Southernhay Gardens,
Exeter, EX1 1NT

Tel: +44 (0)1392 411221

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Plymouth

Salt Quay House,
4 North East Quay,
Sutton Harbour,
Plymouth, PL4 0BN

Tel: +44 (0)1752 675000

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Taunton

The Quad,
Blackbrook Park Avenue,
Blackbrook Business Park,
Taunton, TA1 2PX

Tel: +44 (0)1823 625600

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Truro

High Water House,
Malpas Road,
Blackbrook Business Park,
Truro, TR1 1QH

Tel: +44 (0)1872 243300

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