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Managing Your Training Contract

Standing Out, Managing Expectations, Staying Organised...and much more!

At TCLA, one of our key aims is to make sure you hit the ground running when you begin your training contract.

We want to help you make a good impression and stand out. We also want to make sure you have resources and support for the hard times, because as amazing as a training contract can be, it’s also, frankly, very tough.

Our first course in this series, which is brought to you by a team of trainee solicitors and associates at leading City law firms, is designed to do just that. It'll also be useful for students looking to tackle situational questions, better understand the role of trainee solicitors.

Salma Mowlid and Mehjabin Ahmed, two Clifford Chance trainees, explain how they stay on top of their workloads, including how they manage their inbox, manage expectations, and organise their time when working on multiple deals. They also explain how you can make a mark during your training contract and the value of being proactive and enthusiastic. Finally, they discuss dealing with stress and the value of diversity.

Hamza Zaveri, a trainee solicitor at a magic circle law firm, discusses the importance of being a ‘safe pair of hands’ to stand out as a trainee. He walks you through how to approach uncertain situations, manage your relationship with your supervisor and effectively use communication when you lack capacity during your training contract. Hamza also explains how he used his initiative to make an impression with the senior partner at his firm and pitch an idea.

Kapish Jitendra Davé, a private equity associate at Travers Smith, breaks down what private equity is, what private equity lawyers actually do and what private equity clients expect from their lawyers. He explains why he became interested in private equity and how you can go about adding value as a corporate/M&A trainee. Kapish also explains how he manages his workload when facing multiple deals and shares his advice for finding a law firm that’s right for you for the long term.

Tom McGinn, an emerging companies lawyer, discusses how lawyers go about advising emerging companies throughout their lifecycle, from incorporation to a sale or IPO. He explains the critical role of lawyers during a company’s funding round, as well as advising on a variety of matters between rounds, from intellectual property to disputes. Tom also explains what venture capital is, with reference to the most important documents in a company's fundraising, and what makes it different to private equity. Finally, Tom explains how to deal with the challenges of being a first-seat trainee, how to build a network and shape your interests during training contract, and how to create interesting relationships through effective cold-emailing!


This course is free with a subscription to TCLA Premium.



Your Instructor


Trainee Solicitors and Associates
Trainee Solicitors and Associates

This course is brought to you by:

  1. Salma Mowlid and Mehjabin Ahmed, two trainee solicitors at Clifford Chance
  2. Hamza Zaveri, a trainee solicitor at a magic circle law firm
  3. Kapish Jitendra Davé, a private equity associate at Travers Smith
  4. Tom McGinn, an emerging companies lawyer

Course Curriculum


  Making The Most Of Your Training Contract
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  Private Equity
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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