RadcliffesLeBrasseur Training Contract Application Cover Letter Example
[address line 1]
5 Great College Street
Dear [recruiter’s name],
I have completed a law degree at the [University] with an upper [grade] class degree. I am applying for a training contract to commence in [year] advertised on Latestlawjobs.com.
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 RadcliffesLeBrasseur 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. This environment will unquestionably foster my professional and personal growth in my capacity as a lawyer.
RadcliffesLeBrasseur’s impressive growth attracts me as a potential employee. RadcliffesLeBrasseur’s graduation from high street firm to large regional practice in a short space of time implies that it possesses some very dedicated teams who can perform a wide range of work to the highest standard. This also means that each team member makes an important contribution to every task, and to the growth of the business as a whole, making work both personally and professionally rewarding.
Unlike its competitors, RadcliffesLeBrasseur 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. 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.
Another factor that attracts me to RadcliffesLeBrasseur is its very diverse and extensive client base, ranging from large corporate banks and utility companies to media firms. 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 [London Borough], which in turns requires me to maintain a professional and affable relationship with US and South African 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.