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Mentorship at TMC

At TMC, we prioritise the success of our dedicated mentees who possess a genuine passion and aptitude for commercial law but have encountered significant obstacles hindering their progress. Recognising the importance of diversity in the legal profession, we take pride in our extensive network of mentors, representing a wide range of backgrounds and expertise. Our unique approach involves offering a flexible structure that empowers mentors to provide support to mentees according to their own capacity and availability. We encourage dynamic connections, allowing mentees to engage with multiple mentors whenever they require assistance. This inclusive and adaptable approach ensures that our mentees receive comprehensive guidance tailored to their individual needs, fostering their growth and enabling them to reach their full potential.

TMC In Numbers

221

Mentees currently enrolled for the 23/24 cycle

93

Mentors currently enrolled for the 23/24 cycle

80%

of mentees reached the assessment centre stage in the 22/23 cycle

50%

of mentees secured a vacation scheme/legal internship in the 22/23 cycle

28%

of mentees secured a training contract in the 22/23 cycle

TMC Testimonies 

Hear From Our Mentees

The TMC programme was a game-changer for the quality of my applications. I got to meet people from different backgrounds, and we all learned loads from each other. The sessions were super valuable and packed with info we could apply right away. We were always helping each other out in the chat, and that made a big difference. TMC made learning fun and effective, and that's something you don't find just anywhere. Big thumbs up from me!

Edison Lusha - Mentee

Success Stories

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Ojasvi Chugh

Future Trainee Solicitor - Latham & Watkins LLP

My experience with TMC has been incredible! I did not get any first-year schemes, even though I believed I had a good CV. Omar and the rest of the team at TMC encouraged me to give it my best shot this year. Whether it was 1-1 application reviews, assessment centre advice, or group case study sessions- the team consistently had my back. I could not have secured my TC with Latham & Watkins- my dream firm- without their support! I am very excited to support TMC as a mentor this year and to contribute towards the success of this remarkable programme!

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Hammam Shinwari

Vacation Scheme Student - Slaughter and May, Travers Smith and Herbert Smith Freehills

TMC has been an invaluable asset for me in securing three vacation schemes at Slaughter and May, Travers Smith and Herbert Smith Freehills. The biweekly commercial awareness sessions hosted by Omar were very helpful in understanding the various concepts relating to commercial law and how they related to the work of a commercial solicitor. The application checks, interview, and assessment centre preparation that was provided for via the mentoring calls were a substantial cause of my success. The mentoring group provided me with a competitive edge that really pushed my applications to the next level. I simply cannot thank the team enough, I would highly recommend getting involved for any aspiring commercial solicitors.

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Axel Beugre

Future Trainee Solicitor - Goodwin Procter LLP

Moving to the UK from Italy to undertake a master’s degree at one of the top universities in the world, the London School of Economics, already came with its challenges; however, I would have never imagined that pursuing my ultimate goal of becoming a commercial lawyer in London would have been such a daunting experience. Trying to navigate the intricate paths of the UK legal industry definitely tested my patience, my resilience and my ability to conclude everything I put my mind onto. Notwithstanding this, I would have never been successful if it wasn’t for the support of The Mentors Collective. I was introduced to the organisation by some mentors, who became a source of inspiration, and eventually great friends. Through their advice on the vacation schemes’ application process and the many events hosted, I was able to develop my business acumen and learn how to make the most of both my professional and academic experiences. Now, thanks to them, I can proudly say that I have been offered two vacation schemes at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP and accepted a Training Contract Offer from Goodwin Procter LLP. I genuinely wouldn’t have been able to do it without The Mentors Collective.

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Shaina Haria

Future Trainee Solicitor - CMS

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the invaluable support and guidance provided by the TMC mentoring group. Thanks to their assistance, I have secured multiple vacation schemes at esteemed firms such as Jones Day, Clyde & Co, and Penningtons Manches Cooper. I must highlight the exceptional value of the commercial awareness and interview practice sessions organised by Omar and the team. These sessions have significantly enhanced my interview confidence, refined my assessment centre etiquette, and expanded my knowledge of commercial concepts and their impact on law firms. I am truly grateful for the thorough application reviews and tailored advice I have received, as they have undoubtedly played a pivotal role in my recent achievements. I wholeheartedly recommend the TMC mentoring group to aspiring lawyers without reservation. In fact, I am so impressed by the group's invaluable contributions that I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to give back and contribute as a mentor in the near future!

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