Peters & Peters Solicitors Training Contract Cover Letter Example
Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
15 Fetter Lane
Dear [Recruiter’s Name],
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 Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP.
I have decided to apply to Peters & Peters because it is a market leader in fraud, financial crime and commercial litigation. During my employment, I decided that I would like to specialize in commercial litigation because it is very dynamic and presented me with exposure not only to law but also to different business structures. I enjoyed the process of analyzing and manipulating information and then applying my commercial nous and problem-solving skills to arrive at a pragmatic solution. Whilst working in commercial litigation, I received an insight into financial crime and fraud which has augmented my interest in these areas because they are highly sophisticated and require application of rigorous problem solving and innovative thinking. In effect, I feel that this will expose me to high-quality work and allow me to operate in a dynamic environment where I will have to constantly push borders and set new standards. Similarly, I am looking to practice in these areas because I will receive a high level of client exposure which will enable me to better understand their needs and deliver pragmatic and effective solutions. I am very attracted to Peters & Peters because I will be presented with much international work which will allow me to apply my language skills and expose me to diverse international markets, which will in turn require me to think laterally to produce precedent-setting solutions, which will make my work intellectually stimulating. The firm’s relatively small size will give me a hands-on experience on important matters which will increase the steepness of my learning curve and enable me to acquire knowledge and develop my skills to become into a successful solicitor.
I have decided to become a solicitor whilst working as a paralegal at several law firms. I enjoyed the process of working in diverse teams to refine and solve complex problems. This teamwork presented me with multiple angles to the problem and allowed me to develop my own perspective. This effectively allowed me to use my initiative to progress the case and enabled me to understand how my actions contributed to the case. I enjoyed the process of dissecting and analysing the intricate details of the clients’ documents to identify the problem areas and then applying and manipulating law to meet the commercial requirements of the clients. At [Law Firm Name], I realised that I wanted to become a solicitor after attending a board of directors EGM in Amsterdam. I enjoyed thinking on my feet and applying commercial acumen to respond to imminent problems as this made my work environment challenging and stimulating.
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 demonstrated lateral thinking and always aligned myself with client’s commercial objectives. At the end of the meeting, the solicitors were more informed of the client’s problem which allowed them to act more swiftly. By assuming large amounts of responsibility and operating in a quick-paced environment with tight deadlines, I have developed my ability to respond to imminent problems confidently and effectively which makes me suited to Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP’s entrepreneurial style and its refreshing lack of hierarchy.
At [Law Firm Name], I collaborated with the London and [city] offices whist working on a litigious matter. I have confidently demonstrated immaculate attention to detail when analysing documents and meeting tight deadlines. I then collaborated with the wider team to bring individual elements together and reach a successful conclusion. I applied strong communication skills and irrepressible optimism when explaining to associates why I thought specific documents to be relevant to the disclosure request pursuant to the court’s order. This made my experience challenging and allowed me to grasp new concepts with ease, which makes me suited to a career with Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP where I will have to liaise with a wide range of professionals and form and maintain relationships at all levels.
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.