TSL Training Contract Surgery

What We Do

At TSL we know that applying for vacation schemes and training contracts can be the most difficult part of the long road to qualifying as a solicitor.  The applications are time consuming, and interviews and assessment days can be daunting and sometimes demoralizing. Very few people are naturally good at this process, but everybody can get better at it with practice.

The TSL Training Contract Surgery is here to help!  All of our team are qualified lawyers or legal recruitment professionals.  Whether you want help with your applications, fine-tuning your CV, or practising interview technique and assessment day exercises, the TSL Training Contract Surgery gives you the opportunity to hone your skills in a risk-free environment, so by the time you’re applying to your dream firm, you’ll have nothing to worry about.

Regular Services

We offer a variety of services:
CV and cover letter reviews

£20 per document

Service includes an initial mark-up, a follow-up call, and a final review.

Vacation scheme/training contract application form reviews

£40 per document

Service includes an initial mark-up, a follow-up call, and a final review.

Practice Interviews

£60 per interview

Service includes a one hour Skype interview with one of our qualified lawyers
or legal recruitment professionals.

Combination Package

£100 discount rate

Don’t want to take any chance with an application? Purchase the combination package, including a CV, cover letter and application form review, and a practice interview.

Day Workshops

For those looking for a more in-depth training experience, the TSL Training Contract Surgery’s Assessment Day Workshop offers a full two days of practice interviews and assessment day simulation exercises.  Dates for the next Workshops will be released soon, so be sure to check here regularly or sign up to our mailing list for the latest updates.


contact us at oliver.grazebrook@thestudentlawyer.com for more information.

For more details on prices and what is included in each of these services, see our Terms & Conditions.  Please note that the TSL training contract surgery is aimed predominantly at prospective solicitors, although we are also happy to assist with paralegal applications or other law firm support roles.  We are hoping to expand our team in the near future to include barristers, but currently we do not have the expertise to help with mini-pupillage or pupillage applications.

Careers Assistance

Looking for a more bespoke careers assistance service?  The TSL Training Contract Surgery can provide a one-on-one careers coach to help you with all of your application over the course of the year.  We can explore price and service plans to meet your requirements. For more information, please contact us at oliver.grazebrook@thestudentlawyer.com.