Corporate lawyer sample cover letter

This free sample cover letter for a corporate lawyer has an accompanying corporate lawyer sample resume to help you put together a winning job application.

Geri Burnside
72 Liberty St
Hartford NSW 2049
0400 000 000
(02) 9999 8888


Helen Thomas
HR Manager
Austin Carlisle
Level 3, 270 Victoria St
Sydney NSW 2000

Dear Ms Thomas

Re: Corporate Lawyer position, Ref: 314A

I am writing to apply for the position of Corporate Lawyer, as advertised recently on

I am a highly organised and motivated lawyer currently employed by Clarke Tierney, a well-respected mid-tier corporate practice based in Sydney. During my two years PAE with this firm, I have enjoyed a high level of autonomy and responsibility, working closely with a team of four to deliver professional corporate legal services to over a dozen Australian companies.

In this role, I have firmly established myself as a key contact to develop, prepare and review legal agreements in accordance with clients’ commercial strategies, and I have had the opportunity to hone my skills in building and maintaining positive client relationships – all of which have been professional and cordial.

My experience in corporation law extends to M and A, joint ventures, due diligence, shareholder and management buyouts, equity capital markets, private equity, funds management, dispute resolution, and all legal compliance under the Corporations Act.

I possess excellent drafting skills and am thoroughly up-to-date with relevant legislation. I also have an exemplary academic record, good communication skills and an outgoing and determined personality.

My goal is to continue learning and developing my expertise, and to work for a firm with stimulating work and high-profile clients.

I believe that I would be a perfect fit for Austin Carlisle and that this is a challenging role in which I could thrive and further develop my strengths as a lawyer.

My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.

Kind Regards

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Geri Burnside

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