Maxwell Winward LLP Training Contract Cover Letter
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 to commence in [year] advertised on Latestlawjobs.com.
I am attracted to Maxwell Winward LLP because it operates a ‘partner-led’ approach across all practice areas. This will enable me to operate in small teams of partners and associates 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 exciting and would make me feel like a valued member of the team. I am attracted by Maxwell Winward LLP’s innovative and modern approach whereby its Real Estate Structures Unit draws on the firm’s expertise across a number of practice groups to provide clients with an integrated approach to the structuring of real estate transactions. This approach will provide me with very broad exposure across all practice areas and enable me to become an expert in real estate matters. I am attracted by Maxwell Winward LLP because I will receive international exposure by working on transactions that span multiple jurisdictions. I was fascinated by the negotiation of an agreement by Maxwell Winward LLP in respect to Aurelian Oil & Gas Plc because it underscores the firm’s expertise in dealing in difficult markets. This will present me with constant challenges whereby I will be constantly pushing borders and setting 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 Name], 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 possess initiative, drive and commitment which makes me suited for a training contract with Maxwell Winward LLP where I will have to transgress boundaries when solving complex problems.
For the first time in fifty years, I have established the ‘[University] Amateur [Sport] Club’ in [year] and was the president of the society. I have been involved in amateur [Sport] for a decade and won over sixty trophies and a gold medal for England. As a dedicated member of the [environmental society], I helped to introduce and develop social responsibility initiatives at University. I had successfully organised and developed a scheme whereby all unused desktops in the library were turned off during the vacation breaks to help reduce the University’s carbon footprint.
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 successfully managed the meeting and demonstrated initiative. 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.
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.