Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer Training Contract Cover Letter Example
Dear [recruiter’s name],
I have completed a law degree with an upper second class at the [University], United Kingdom, in June, [year]. I am now looking to undertake a training contract at Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer’s [city] office.
I am interested in corporate and commercial law because it will allow me to assume the role of a project manager and will afford me early responsibility. Given that commercial law is both transactional and ongoing, it is clear that I will have to build a rapport with the client and apply strong communication skills coupled with high technical ability when forming a clear picture of the client’s needs and objectives and then explaining what may well be a complex area of law when advising on the best solution. This may require me to liaise with a number of legal departments thus making each day a unique, enjoyable and fulfilling work experience.
As an intern at [law firm], I was able to operate in a comparatively small team by assuming large quantities of independent work with tight deadlines. On a regular basis, I was required to interchange between English and [language] when dealing with international clients and the partner. This would therefore make me a valuable asset when working with [language]-speaking clients and would undoubtedly place me above other candidates when it comes to forming and maintaining strong relationships.
I have excellent leadership and project-management skills. Currently, I am managing several properties in Chelsea and Kensington which requires me to liaise with a number of different individuals and professional bodies; ranging from the local council and solicitors to surveyors and clients. This means that I would be able to assume early responsibility and liaise with a range of different bodies from the start.
At [law firm], I have exercised problem-solving and teamwork skills whilst working on a potential acquisition of a media company in a quick paced environment. I was required to carry out due diligence investigation, help to draw up heads of agreement and participate in round table discussions between the buyers and the sellers of the target company.
Whilst at university, I have displayed a high standard of negotiation and entrepreneurial skills. This year, for the first time in sixty years, I have managed to start-up an on-campus amateur [Sport] club. I regularly participated in mooting competitions where I have improved my competitiveness and ability to argue persuasively in a formal setting. I demonstrated my commitment to the legal profession by representing the law students and their interests at regular law school meetings. I was also a representative for the [bank name] and was required to give regular on-campus presentations to students and execute marketing campaigns, all of which enhanced my confidence and presentation skills. As an executive member of the [university] [language] Speaking Society I played an instrumental part in organising many [language] cultural celebrations such as the International Women’s Day and Victory Day.
I would especially like to undertake training in Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer’s [city] office because I would have the opportunity to work in different practice areas which would help me to make an informed decision about my desired area of specialisation. Unlike other firms, Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer can provide me with continuous training and professional development at every stage of my career. This would increase the steepness of my learning curve and make my training personally and professionally rewarding.
I am now very determined to undertake training with Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer at the [city] office where I will make a positive contribution through my assiduous and energetic character. My ability to form and maintain strong relationships as well as my fluency in [language] and English, will make me a successful team member of the [city] office and an outstanding client representative.
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.