So you've finished high school and you're thinking of moving to London to become a Solicitor Apprentice. You've watched Suits and you're wondering if the reality is anything like the TV show. Well, I'm here to give you the lowdown!
First things first, let's talk about the differences between the two. Suits is a TV show, which means it's not real life. I know, I know, it's hard to believe, but those slick, perfectly dressed lawyers you see on TV aren't always a reflection of real life. In real life, there are a lot more emails, phone calls, and paperwork involved.
That being said, there are some similarities between the two. For one, working in a law firm as a Solicitor Apprentice means you'll be working with some pretty smart people. Just like in Suits, you'll be surrounded by lawyers who are experts in their field, and you'll have the opportunity to learn from them. However, unlike Suits, you probably won't be able to wear a $10,000 suit on your first day.
Another similarity is that working as a Solicitor Apprentice involves a lot of hard work. Just like the characters on Suits, you'll be expected to put in long hours and work hard to achieve your goals. But let's be real, if you're thinking of becoming a lawyer, you probably already know that.
Like Mike Ross, you'll be entering the profession without any degree like qualifications. Unlike Mike, you will study the Level 7 Solicitor Degree Apprentice which involves studying for an LLB law degree and the SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Exams), which also involves a lot of work.
Now, let's talk about some of the main differences. One of the biggest differences between working in practice as a Solicitor Apprentice and what you see on Suits is the level of drama. Sure, there might be the odd disagreement or heated discussion in real life, but it's not exactly the high-stakes drama you see on TV. No one's going to be throwing chairs or engaging in dramatic monologues every day (although, that would make for some great entertainment).
It's worth noting that there are some areas where the work of an international London law firm could be similar to what you see on Suits. London law firms are some of the best in the world, with globally leading practices in areas like finance, arbitration, and intellectual property. This means that the work you'll be doing could be international, high profile, and industry-leading, just like the cases you see on Suits. Of course, the reality of working on these types of cases is a bit different than what you see on TV, but the excitement and sense of accomplishment you'll feel when you've helped secure a major victory for your client can be just as real. So while Suits might not be a perfect reflection of real life, there are definitely aspects of the show that could be similar to what you'll experience as a Solicitor Apprentice in London.
Finally, one of the biggest differences between working as a Solicitor Apprentice in London and what you see on Suits is the emphasis on teamwork. In real life, lawyers work together on cases and rely on each other's expertise to achieve the best results for their clients. It's not all about individual glory and making the big bucks, but rather about working together as a team to achieve a common goal.
In conclusion, while Suits might give you a glimpse into the world of law firms, it's important to remember that it's not a reflection of real life. Working as a Solicitor Apprentice in an international London law firm involves a lot of hard work, learning from experts, and working as a team to achieve the best results for your clients. And who knows, maybe one day you'll be the one wearing the $10,000 suit. But for now, focus on learning and growing as a lawyer, and let Suits be your guilty pleasure.