Mildwaters Consulting LLP Training Contract Application Example
I have completed a qualifying law degree at the [University] with an upper second class grade in [year]. I am interested in undertaking a training contract with Mildwaters Consulting LLP.
I have decided to apply to Mildwaters Consulting LLP because I am attracted by its strategy of focusing a substantial body of knowledge and experience on the natural resources sector. Having worked on several high-profile energy matters, I developed a strong interest in this sector because it is of paramount importance in today’s world and is influenced by many factors including legal, commercial, political, environmental just to name a few, which will effectively present me with constant challenges and expose me to many different angles.
I am also very attracted to Mildwaters Consulting LLP because it has first-class experience in cross-border and emerging markets transactions. By working with clients from emerging markets such as Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, I will receive exposure to novel problems and will be able to apply my commercial nous and lateral thinking to devise cutting-edge solutions. This, combined with the small size of the firm, will present me with high-quality work and a high-level of responsibility where I will be able to make a substantial contribution and develop a steep-learning curve, which will enable me to develop as a successful solicitor and a consultant in the natural resources sector.
What sets Mildwaters Consulting LLP apart from its counterparts is that it is strongly law-based, but not law-centric. This approach will enable me to explore a broad range of options, not simply to find the best solution in law. As a result, this will enable me to think more laterally and receive maximum exposure to the natural resource sector by exploring all angles, not simply the legal ones.
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 make me suited for a training contract with Mildwaters Consulting 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 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.