Clyde & Co Training Contract Cover Letter Example

Clyde & Co Training Contract Cover Letter Example


[Address Line 1]



03 April [year]

[recruiter’s name]

Clyde & Co LLP

51 Eastcheap



Re: Application for a Training Contract [year]

Dear [recruiter’s name],

I have completed a qualifying law degree (with honours) at the [University] with a [grade] class grade in [year]. I am applying for a training contract to commence in [year] advertised on

I am especially interested in Clyde & Co LLP because I am attracted by its entrepreneurial culture that is reflected in its high-profile disputes or high-value deals that are groundbreaking within their particular fields. For example, I was very fascinated that Clyde & Co LLP advised the Government of Yemen in the establishment of a national oil company. This entrepreneurial approach is essential when operating in difficult jurisdictions and dealing with complex cases that do not always have clearly defined solutions. For me, this will produce an atmosphere of spirit and adventure where I will have to be responsive and apply fresh thinking to complex commercial problems.

Another aspect that sets Clyde & Co LLP apart from other firms is its breadth of work and a diverse range of transactions and disputes. This is successfully reflected by the client portfolio, from the insurance and re-insurance impacts of major global events such as Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 to the purchase of major assets such as ships and aircraft. I would receive the opportunity to work alongside leading professionals in their fields such as trade, energy and aviation. This will see me undertake cutting-edge work in one of the financial capitals of the world and present me with interesting work, greater variety and a wider group of experts to learn from which would make my work intellectually and commercially rewarding.

The international opportunities presented by Clyde & Co LLP make it my first-choice law firm. I would receive the excitement of working on multi-jurisdictional cases and liaising with the firm’s international offices. The opportunity of a secondment to the firm’s overseas office would allow me to broaden my horizons and develop greater variety and depth of experience to my work and enable me to operate in some of the richest and most distinct economies of the world.

At present, I am assisting [law firm]’s London team on [high-net-worth individual]’s defense to [high-net-worth individual]’s claim estimated at £[value] in a dispute arising from sale of the claimant’s shares in [natural resources company], one of Russia’s largest oil companies. I am working closely with [law firm]’s associates from [city] and London offices in conducting disclosure. I have confidently demonstrated immaculate attention to detail when analysing documents and meeting tight deadlines. I then collaborated with the wider team to bring individual elements together and reach a successful conclusion. I applied strong communication skills and irrepressible optimism when explaining to associates why I thought specific documents to be relevant to the disclosure request pursuant to the court’s order. I was always forthcoming with ideas and exercised intellectual rigour to find practical solutions to complex problems. This made my experience challenging and allowed me to grasp new concepts with ease.

At [Law Firm Name] ([LAW FIRM INITIALS]), I assisted the senior partner on a cross-border case comprising of a shareholder dispute in a natural resources joint venture vehicle. As the client could only speak [language], I was the first point of contact. The client requested that I attend the Board of Directors (BoD) Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of a natural resources joint venture in Amsterdam. I attended in my capacity as an interpreter between [language] clients and English, Dutch and [language] solicitors. At the EGM, I maintained a thick skin and resourcefully tailored my communication for diverse audiences. I applied a sharp analytical mind to explain complex issues in a simple language and made sense of a complicated situation. I maintained a very commercial focus and demonstrated physical and mental stamina coupled with unabating enthusiasm. I was required to think on my feet and see things from a business perspective and always align myself with client’s commercial objectives whilst managing to remain robust and calm under pressure. This makes me suited to a career with Clyde & Co LLP where

The cross-border nature of the case produced more interesting work, greater variety and a wider group of experts to learn from which made my work intellectually and commercially rewarding.

Having worked at some of the leading US and city law firms, I have received very broad exposure to international arbitration and litigation and would like to build my career in this area at Clyde & Co LLP. This, coupled with my fluency in [language], English and [language], would make me a valuable asset when working on cross-border transactions or with international clients.

I would be grateful for the opportunity to attend an interview for which I am available at your convenience.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,