Created by successful candidates, trainee lawyers & associates
TCLA Premium contains everything we’ve learned about how to transform a promising aspiring lawyer into an exceptional candidate.
The fundamental belief behind TCLA Premium is that securing a training contract (and by extension becoming a successful commercial lawyer) is a skill, not an innate talent. Even if you don’t have existing connections in law or a particular ‘background’, with the right training and access to information, you can get where you want to be.
So, we’re here to help you to secure a training contract at your dream law firm. In fact, TCLA Premium is much bigger than this: the goal is to teach you everything we’ve learned so you can excel in your careers over the next 10 years.
We want you to feel confident and competent. We strongly believe that if we give you the tools, the world will conspire in your favour. This means new opportunities, connections and a deep understanding of how to think for yourself.
From courses and insights covering every aspect of the application process to interview simulators, application reviews and a dedicated community, a Premium Membership gives you the knowledge, skills and self-confidence needed to excel in applications, interviews and beyond.
Why choose TCLA Premium?
Our mission is to equip aspiring lawyers with the specific knowledge and skills to give themselves the best chance of success as a commercial lawyer. We have been through the process, know what it takes to succeed, and have helped thousands of candidates secure their dream training contract.
Learn what you need to know to handle commercial and case study interviews at the leading law firms
Comprehensive preparation to stand out in applications, interviews and vacation schemes
Become a fearless candidate with interview skills, specialist knowledge & self-belief
Support when you need it
Get timely advice and support from TCLA coaches, future trainees and graduates like you
Write Applications That Lead To Interviews
Our training is designed to teach you how to write better law firm applications. You will learn how to justify your motivations, sell your experiences and present your story on paper.
Our resources will help you to write more applications to the law firms that interest you the most. Get access to our application tracker and our database of over 400 successful applications and cover letters to the leading global law firms.
Get your application reviewed by the TCLA team in just 1 working day. You’ll receive detailed feedback, actionable insights, line-by-line recommended improvements and advice on how to sell yourself from a lawyer who knows what it takes to stand out from thousands of other applications.
Level Up Your Commercial Awareness
Join now and access the TCLA Academy, our live training to level up your understanding of the business world, from financial metrics to investment banking.
It’s the goal of our training to teach you how to become an exceptional commercial lawyer. Our bitesized courses will teach you how to understand the financial markets, the business of law firms and how to connect the current commercial issues to the world of commercial law.
You will also come away with the confidence to excel in case study interviews. Through our technical case study courses, you will practise answering real law firm interview questions alongside a trainee at a magic circle law firm.
Differentiate Law Firms
You want a deep-rooted understanding of what makes a law firm unique.
You can then showcase your knowledge at application and interview. You’ll understand a firm’s strategy and what makes it different from its competitors. You’ll be able to handle questions about a law firm’s business model and you’ll be able to share your perspective on its plan for the future.
In our breakdowns of over 40 leading global law firms, we:
- dive into a law firm’s financial figures
- examine the global structure of each law firm
- identify what makes the law firm different from its nearest competitors
- bring you up to date with the latest changes in 2022-23
Prepare for Law Firm Interviews
Fine-tune your interview technique, boost your self-belief and learn how to embrace your one chance to impress. We use the same software employed by many law firms to recreate the automated video interviews you’ll face during the application process. Test your all-round interview abilities in real time and field challenging questions from real training contract interviews under timed conditions. You’ll get a recording of your interview so you can analyse your performance, and you’ll receive actionable feedback from our team.
Plus, our Mock Interview Service is the best preparation we have for the real thing. Mock Interviews take place over one hour on Zoom, with a TCLA instructor who will seek to replicate the same experience you can expect in your vacation scheme or training contract interview. They will also be tailored to the firm you are applying to, as we test a combination of firm-specific, competency, scenario-based and commercial questions, and provide you with comprehensive feedback at the end. Mock Interviews are an add-on service that can be purchased by TCLA Premium members.
Learn From Experience
Through our bitesized lectures and interactive quizzes, we help you to develop the skills you need to become an exceptional commercial lawyer.
You will learn from future trainees, trainees, associates and partners about a vast range of topics, from mergers and acquisitions and private equity to strategies on looking after your mental health as you begin your legal career.
Plus, as a Premium Member, you will get access to our private community. Learn by example from those who have made it, discover how to demonstrate your transferable skills and how to connect your unique experiences to your motivations.