Covering Letter for Legal Vacation Work


                                                                     10 London Road
9th December 2014

Mr Herbert Guppy
Recruitment Partner
Cooks Court
Cursitor Street
London EC4Y 0YY

Dear Mr Guppy



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Further to your advertisement on , I should like to apply for a vacation placement and enclose a copy of my curriculum vitae.

I first became interested in law after talking to a local solicitor at a school careers fair, and was subsequently able to obtain a short work placement at his firm before beginning my studies at Kent. Although I found this placement very useful, I feel that I would be more interested in training with a commercial firm, and would therefore like to obtain some experience in this sector before I begin to apply for training contracts next summer. I am particularly interested in Tulkinghorns as a medium-sized firm with a wide-ranging commercial practice and a variety of clients. The opportunity that you offer your vacation students of gaining in-depth experience in two departments would provide me with an excellent insight into your work.


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My non-law work experience has also been helpful in developing the skills that will be useful in a solicitor's career, in particular at Bulstrode's last summer where, as one of a small team in a busy office, I gained a great deal of experience in assisting clients with their enquiries. This involved eliciting information from people over the phone, investigating the background to claims and liaising between clients and more senior members of staff. I learned to be both efficient and diplomatic and to handle a number of different tasks at the same time.



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I would be available for a placement at any time during June or July: after this, however, I shall be working again at Bulstrode's, who have invited me back to cover for a member of staff who will be taking her holidays during August.

Yours sincerely

Lee Galligle


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