The value of the UK law degree is less than the JD or LLB (which is equivalent to a JD) from Canada. For instance, if you look at hiring done in the UAE, they prize Western law degrees, JD, they view the European LLB as a "basic" law degree. Many firms have mentioned "poor" reasoning and writing skills from UK law students, have you seen the LNAT? Its a joke.
Its easy to get into UK law school, but harder to get a job, especially if you want to be a barrister, solicitors positions are easier. Remember its a separate profession over there, solicitors do not argue in courts, although it is changing slowly. Barristers argue in all courts, solicitors prepare cases and deal with the public. Barristers can make huge money, but its tough to get in, you have a lot of competition and have to buy into the chambers upon completion of your training. The magic circle solicitors jobs in the UK are taken by Oxbridge stars and US top schools, partners can make 750k a year. But with a Western law degree and fluency in Arabic you can push 50-70k a month in UAE.
Being strategic can be a whole different ball game than being book smart and it can take you a lot further.