Example Training Contract Covering Letter for Gherson Immigration Solicitors
1 Great Cumberland Place,
London, W1H 7AL.
I have completed a qualifying law degree at the University of [university] with an upper second class grade in [year]. I am interested in undertaking a training contract with Gherson.
I would like to train at Gherson because I am very attracted to its expertise in the field of UK immigration, nationality and human rights law because these practice areas will present me with an opportunity to deal with a breadth of individuals and expose me to unique and personal problems, all of which will make my work stimulating and interesting. Given the international nature of the work undertaken by Gherson, I feel that I will be able to put my linguistic abilities to their full utilisation and deliver an outstanding client service as well as add value to my everyday work. I find Gherson’s client base very attractive because it will expose me to many types of clients ranging from entrepreneurs to corporations. The relatively small size of the firm and its open and collegiate culture will vest me with large levels of responsibility and hands-on experience which will aid my personal development and allow me to make a substantial contribution to my work.
I want to become a solicitor because every day is varied, challenging and engaging. At university, I enjoyed applying and manipulating law to hypothetical scenarios during my modules and mooting competitions because it stimulated my intellectual curiosity since every situation was never the same and required a different approach. As commercial matters span many areas of law, industries and borders, they demand the application of lateral thinking and extensive problem-solving. In turn, this would see me work in integrated teams with a commercial focus on the problem in a quick-paced environment with approaching deadlines. At [law firm] , I especially enjoyed working in teams across different time zones to solve commercial problems. This produced more interesting work, greater variety and a wider group of experts to learn from which made my work environment stimulating and rewarding.
I believe that I am a strong candidate for this role because I possess very strong client facing and communication skills. At [law firm] , I worked very closely with a [language] high-net-worth individual. I delivered an exceptional service by forging a successful rapport with the client and demonstrated a thorough understanding of the core issues as well as cultural empathy. At [law firm], I acted as a central port of contact for a [language] client operating in the natural resources sector. I accompanied the firm’s partners to all client meetings, a board of directors EGM in Amsterdam and liaised with the client via emails and phone around the clock. I demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment at all times by taking a keen interest in the client’s business and aligned all my work with the client’s commercial requirements. I handled large levels of responsibility with a professionalism and developed resilience to pressure and tight time scales. When the supervising partner was out of the country, I successfully briefed another partner on the case and communicated succinctly to explain the core issues of the case which allowed the partner to make all the relevant decisions in a timely manner.
I am a good team player and have an ability to express my ideas in a simple and understandable manner which will enable me to discuss and develop ideas and contribute my perspectives. At [law firm], I worked closely with the firm’s London and [city] offices when proofreading and amending witness statements. I played a proactive role by sharing my ideas and perspectives with other team members. I kept a check on time, suggested ways to improve our work and helped others with their workload, which assisted our team in meeting a tight deadline. This experienced helped to develop my organisational skills since I was required to prioritise competing deadlines and manage my time and resources efficiently.
I am entrepreneurial, enthusiastic and well organised which will enable me to deal with challenging situations professionally and effectively. In [year], I pioneered the University of [university] Amateur [sport] Club for the first time in fifty years by developing and implementing a successful strategy to persuade the Sports Committee to grant permission for a new [sport] club.
I believe that my linguistic abilities as well as my cultural empathy will allow me to thrive at Gherson and serve as a valuable contribution towards the firm’s objectives and growth.
I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.