Jirehouse Capital Training Contract Cover Letter Example
Dear Practice Manager,
I have completed a qualifying law degree at the [University] with an upper second class grade in [year]. I am applying for a training contract advertised on www.legalweekjobs.com.
I am attracted to Jirehouse Capital because much of the firm’s private client work involves crossborder work across legal, tax and fiduciary practice areas. This will present me with a broad exposure to different practice areas and how they interact together. As a result, this will help me to develop into a more rounded lawyer and constantly engage in challenging and rewarding work. I will work as part of a global team to make things happen, set new standards and push boundaries. Such teamwork on a global platform will help me to build relationships and forge new contacts that could help me to develop into a successful international solicitor by providing me with a wide range of support whenever I need it.
Jirehouse Capital appeals to me because it has a low trainee intake which will enable me to operate in small teams in a highly integrated way. This will ensure that I receive highly focused personal training by gaining a hands-on experience on important matters. I will receive early responsibility and experience a steep learning curve, which will make my work environment challenging and rewarding.
My analytical ability, flexibility, determination and commercial acumen make me suited to a career at Jirehouse Capital because I will deal with cases that transgress multiple jurisdictions and industries. Such cases will require me to interpret, analyse and explain complex issues and offer commercial solutions. The complexity of the cases will require me to liaise with individuals at all levels and communicate my arguments clearly and precisely. By dealing with complex cases that do not always have clearly defined solutions, I will have to be innovative and deal with new ideas and adapt to new challenges.
I should be offered a training contract because I possess outstanding interpersonal skills and commercial acumen. At [Law Firm Name], I assisted on a shareholder dispute in a joint venture vehicle. I attended a Board of Directors EGM of a joint venture in Amsterdam in my capacity as an interpreter between clients and overseas solicitors. I applied a sharp analytical mind to explain complex issues in a simple language and made sense of a very complicated situation. I was required to think on my feet and always align myself with client’s commercial objectives.
I possess good attention to detail, problem-solving and teamwork skills. Whilst at [Law Firm Name], I was given the responsibility of ensuring that witness statements conformed to a unified formatting guide before being filed with court on the next day. Late into the night, I discovered that old versions of the witness statements were translated and therefore did not reflect the latest original drafts. With nobody available at the London office, I contacted the entire team in the [city] office and asked for their assistance with the translations. I organised and flagged up the sections that were materially different and, along with the deadline, distributed them across to the [city] team. Ultimately, the witness statements were translated accurately and filed with court on time.
Having worked for a number of leading legal firms, I can attest to the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships. This, coupled with my fluency in languages 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.