Am I too old for a training contract?

I am 45-years old and have a background in pharmaceuticals. What chance do I have of getting a training contract?

I am a 45-year old with a career background in the provision of project management, information analysis and communications advice to a number of global pharmaceutical industry and NHS clients. I have a long-standing interest in legal issues and I am extremely keen to re-train as a solicitor. I have therefore applied to take the GDL. Given the current economic climate and my non-legal background, however, am I deluding myself that I stand any realistic chance of securing a TC for 2012?