TSL Career Guides

Looking for a training contract or pupillage but don’t know where to start? From applications to assessment days, the Magic Circle to the Inns of Court, the TSL Career Guides are here to help you navigate the world of job applications.

If you’re career hunting, be sure to check out the TSL Training Contract Surgery for access to our team of qualified lawyers, offering CV and application reviews, practice interviews, assessment day workshops, and more, and the TSL Job Board for regularly updated job roles, specially selected for law students.

Legal Jobs Explained

There are a number of legal jobs around. From Barrister to Solicitor, Paralegal to Legal Executive. TSL examines what each title means and how they differ.

Guides for Prospective Solicitors

Everything you need to know to secure the all-important vacation scheme or training contract, and for those looking to join a top London firm, check out our guide to the Magic Circle.  

Guides for Prospective Barristers

Get to know your Chambers from your Inns of Court.  Everything you need to secure the all-important pupillage or mini-pupillage.

Guide to Commercial Law

Do you know your mergers from your acquisitions? Your debt from your equity? Find out about the complicated (and rewarding) work of commercial law firms here.

Guide to Commercial Awareness

Everyone tells you that you need it but what is it and how do you gain it?  Find out here.

Guide to Psychometric Testing

Many law firms use psychometric testing to narrow applications down and you’re almost guaranteed to face it at some point. We’ll give you a head start.

Guide to Networking

We’ll give you the insider info on law networking. From firm drinks to open days and law fairs, we’ll have a look at the ways you can meet the right people here.