LeeLanes Solicitors LLP Training Contract Application (Example)
LeeLanes Solicitors LLP
London EC3V 3NF
I have completed a qualifying law degree at the University of [university] with an upper second class grade in [year]. I would like to apply for a graduate trainee position with LeeLanes Solicitors LLP.
I am interested in training with LeeLanes Solicitors LLP because I am attracted by the high quality of work undertaken by the firm and its international client base. This, coupled with the firm’s small size and collegiate culture, will present me with a hands-on experience and high-quality work. The firm’s ability to provide seamless solutions to clients internationally makes it an exciting place to work at because it will expose me to interesting and sophisticated cross-border work which will improve my knowledge of international markets and how different jurisdictions interact. I find the firm’s expertise across a broad spectrum of practice areas very attractive because it will provide me with an opportunity to experience a varied workload and come to an informed decision as to what area I would like to qualify into. Likewise, the firm’s strong expertise in a range of sectors will develop my understanding of the challenges and opportunities clients face in their respective industries which will consolidate my commercial awareness and enable me to provide cutting-edge solutions. I find the firm’s strong focus on the [language] Federation to be an exciting aspect because it will present me with sophisticated and novel problems which will require me to think creatively in order to constantly push borders and set new standards.
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 am commercially aware and possess very strong client-facing and communication skills which will enable me to work with LeeLanes Solicitors LLP’s clients to understand their requirements and deliver effective solutions. 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 email 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 their commercial requirements. I handled large levels of responsibility with 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 which allowed the partner to make all the relevant decisions in a timely manner.
I am very enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and focused which will allow me to bring new perspectives to the table and use my initiative to add value to my work. At university, I have established an amateur [sport] club for the first time in fifty years, despite strong opposition from the university, by developing a new approach and thinking about problems creatively.
I believe that my linguistic abilities as well as my cultural empathy will allow me to thrive at LeeLanes Solicitors LLP 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.