Kemp Little Training Contract Application Model Answer
[address line 1]
1st September [year]
Kemp Little LLP
Dear Ms Cox,
I have completed a law degree at the [University] with an upper [grade] class degree. I am applying for a training contract with Kemp Little LLP.
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.
I am attracted to Kemp Little LLP by the small intake of trainees which I feel will offer me bespoke training that is individually tailored to my interests, experience and aptitude. Small teams also suggest that I will have increased responsibility and operate as a lawyer from day one in an informal and collegial working environment. More importantly, I will receive the excitement and challenge of working on high value, complex transactions and disputes, in the size of office where everyone knows who you are. For me this will mean getting involved in real work from the start whereby I will be able to add something to the cases I work on. Furthermore, the size of the firm makes it possible to build strong working relationships with colleagues. This environment will unquestionably foster my professional and personal growth in my capacity as a lawyer.
An important factor that sets Kemp Little apart from its competitors is its very diverse and extensive client base. Kemp Little undertakes a comprehensive range of technology work across the software, services, online, content, equipment and telecommunications sectors. The range of work gives the firm a particular insight into the legal developments and business changes happening through convergence. This dynamic and volatile landscape will accommodate my entrepreneurial and ambitious personality and expose me to a diverse range of clients with problems that require innovative solutions. Last summer, I have worked for [law firm] and [law firm], and especially enjoyed forging relationships with clients from New Zealand and [country]. This summer, I am spending my time by managing several properties in Chelsea and Kensington, which in turns requires me to maintain a professional and affable relationship with US and South African clients.
Unlike its competitors, Kemp Little operates in highly dynamic practice areas. Working in innovative sectors calls for imagination and initiative. Advising on landmark transactions requires discernment, confidence and sharp judgement. Kemp Little’s impressive client roster, and its technological drive and understanding, make it a popular choice in an industry in which advanced technology is of central importance. I am especially interested in the IP property practice area as it was labelled as an area that needs to be developed further in the UK following the Dyson judgment against the Chinese firm. For me, there is nothing more exciting and enjoyable than leaving my comfort zone and taking on new challenges.
Having worked for a number of private clients at leading legal firms, I can attest to the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships. This, coupled with my fluency in [language], English and [language], would make me a valuable asset when working on cross-border transactions and responding to growing market pressures.
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.