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
[email protected]


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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