About Ultimate Law Guide
Ultimate Law Guide are a team of qualified solicitors, who trained, qualified and practised at leading City law firms, including a magic circle law firm, international law firms and in-house at a global blue-chip company. Our vision is to give back to the next generation, by guiding tomorrow’s leading lawyers today and helping would-be solicitors to bridge the gap between education and employment.
We provide practical advice and sound guidance to help aspiring lawyers unlock their potential, raise their aspirations and inspire the confidence to overcome many of the common pitfalls when trying to forge a legal career. Breaking into the legal profession is no mean feat, it is extremely challenging, ultra competitive and demanding. Many students slip through the net and, are left behind in the search to secure vacation placements, a training contract or a pupillage, largely due to not having access to the right support network of expert professional advice and guidance during the early stages of your legal careers, when it is so important to think ahead, roadmap and navigate the journey to becoming a lawyer.
Successful career planning requires careful and thorough consideration of where you want to be, how you are going to get there, and what type of lawyer you are going to become. But many students aspiring to become lawyers do not follow this approach; they are often unaware of the realities of the role of a modern day lawyer, and do not fully appreciate what qualities law firms / chambers expect of a would-be lawyer. As a result, many prospective lawyers are not sufficiently informed or adequately prepared for what it takes to get into the legal profession. Consequently, many students miss the milkround, when the leading law firms recruit their lawyers two years in advance of the training contract commencement date. After years of pursuing their dream of a legal career, they are forced to abandon their hopes of becoming a lawyer, despite the vast amounts of effort, money, time and resources invested. Ultimate Law Guide are extremely passionate about addressing and solving this issue.
What we do
We aim to give you a helping hand by equipping you with all the tools and information to ensure you are provided with the right level of support and encouragement at every stage of the path to becoming a solicitor, when you need suitable guidance and expert professional advice the most.
We offer the following assistance to help you fulfil your potential:
1. Our www.ultimatelawguide.com website
2. The book, Ultimate Guide to Training Contract Success,
3. Our newsletter with a market round-up and job opportunities.
4. Commercial Awareness Student Handbook (“CASH”).
5. E-learning in association with Practical Law Company (PLC).
6. Commercial awareness workshops at The College of Law, BPP Law School and universities nationwide.
7. Career skills seminars providing career guidance and 'insight into law' talks with guest speakers events at schools, universities and at The College of Law.
8. Our mentoring and widening access to law project. We help inspire talented students from under-privileged backgrounds to pursue careers in law.
We provide a unique and unrivalled package of expert, career guidance. We share our own first-hand experiences, useful anecdotes and know-how drawn from successfully and recently going through the rigorous training contract recruitment process. Ultimate Law Guide helps budding lawyers to tap into their talent, raise their aspirations and inspire the confidence to maximise your prospects of going on to lead interesting, worthwhile, successful, rewarding and fulfilling careers.