Cover letter for NQ solicitor(5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an NQ solicitor.”

Samples of NQ solicitor cover letters

To get an NQ solicitor position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing an NQ solicitor cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “NQ solicitor cover letters”

“Mr Thomas Leone


Carter and Son

45A East Street


SE24 9GL

Dear Mr Leone,

I am writing to you today to apply for the full-time role of solicitor, currently being advertised on Simply Law Jobs. As a highly skilled solicitor, I read your advert with interest. I feel my experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking, in particular my role as residential conveyancer at Cladwell and Jenkins. I am certain I would be an asset to your firm.

With over 12 years experience as a solicitor, my skills include case preparation, client consultations, and courtroom litigation. While my experience has afforded me a well-rounded skillset, including first-rate leadership and interpersonal ability, the main highlights of my career include:

Defending world renowned high-street retail store in a county court appeal

Obtained favorable settlements for 89% of cases in my career

Won a £1m settlement in one intellectual property case

I also have a solid educational foundation and a passion for consumer law – I hold a particular interest in your current project surrounding copyright law, and would be very eager to get involved in this case.

Thank you for considering my application – please review the attached CV for additional details of my experience etc. I am available for interview at your earliest convenience, and very much look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Mardox

Phone: 07737295285


Sample 2: “NQ solicitor cover letters”

“Ms Theresa Lee


Matthew and Son

17A North Street


SE24 9GL

Dear Ms Lee,

Re: Solicitor (Ref: MN2826)

I was recently looking through the vacancies section of your company newsletter when I came across the full-time Solicitor position at Matthew and Son. I was extremely excited to have seen this post advertised, and I now hope that after reviewing my application you too will consider me a serious candidate for this role.

As can be seen from my CV, I hold all of the academic qualifications that are requested in the job description. Additionally, my previous work experience as an Accounts Clerk at Business Accounts Ltd. has given me additional hands-on experience in working with clients. My excellent organisational skills mean that paperwork is always filed away correctly and that I can make even the largest workloads more manageable. I work well in teams, and my professional demeanour enables me to effectively work with your most valued clients.

I have a great love and passion for my work; hence clients will always receive the best possible service from me. I am comfortable using computer systems and email programs. I am a dedicated worker, and I am always willing to put in extra hours on tasks when needed.

Matthew and Son is a family-owned company with a team of legal representatives possessing expertise in different areas. They are the first choice for many when requiring legal advice and representation. I am very familiar with your company, and I would love to join your team of solicitors and make a real contribution to your business.

I have attached my CV, and I look forward to hearing from you to discuss my qualifications and work experience further.

Yours sincerely,

~ Signature goes here ~

Amelia Paterson.”

Sample 3: “NQ solicitor cover letters”

“Mr Luke MacDonald

Senior Manager

Barnes’s Legal Firms

6 Wellington Street



Dear Mr MacDonald,

Re: Solicitor (JU764)

I was thrilled when a colleague of mine informed me that you had a position opening for a new Solicitor, and I wish to be considered for this post.

I have studied LLB (Hons) Law at the University of London, and I am currently finishing off my two-year training contract with another firm of solicitors. Both my education and practical work experience have given me extensive knowledge around the legal system and how it impacts the society as a whole. I have gained the ability to work under pressure despite having to complete many activities by the same deadline. Additionally, I always keep myself up to date with the latest news and developments in government legislation.

Being a part of the debate society at the University has highly developed my communication skills, enabling me to communicate with a broad range of people effectively. This has given me the confidence to explain complex legal matters to those who are not familiar with them.

I am familiar with Barnes’s Legal Firms public image and believe that I have what it takes to uphold your high, prestigious standard. I would become an essential member of your team and would always keep the clients’ interests in mind. Being accepted for this job would be a fantastic opportunity for me, and I honestly feel that I will make a significant contribution to your firm.

I would really appreciate the opportunity to schedule a meeting with you to discuss my application and suitability for the job further. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking to you soon.

Yours sincerely,

~ Signature goes here ~”

Sample 4: “NQ solicitor cover letters”

“Name of person you are writing to

Company name

Address 1



Their Reference / Job Title

Dear [name of person]

Opening paragraph: State why you are writing, identify the position for which you would like to

be considered, and indicate how you heard of the position. If you are sending a letter of interest

which is not in response to a specific job opening, simply indicate the type of work you are


Middle paragraph(s): Your goal here is to show how you can be useful to this particular

organisation. Describe what strengths you have to offer this employer by showing the

relationship between your skills and experience and the vacancy. You can also describe your

previous achievements and how they relate to the vacancy and identify three reasons why you

should be called for interview. Refer the reader to your enclosed CV for additional information.

You can divide this information into a couple of smaller paragraphs – rather than have one large

dense paragraph that people will not be inclined to read.

Closing paragraph: End your letter by clarifying what will happen next and how they can most

easily reach you.

Yours sincerely,

Space for your signature

Type your name beneath your signature

Enclosed: CV”

Sample 5: “NQ solicitor cover letters”

“Sharon Finlay

23 Any Drive, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Telephone (01) 2982567 & (087) 6798056


Ms Sheila Jones

Finlay Chemicals

Kildare Industrial Estate


Co. Kildare

12 January 2009

Ref: A1 – Legal Counsel

Dear Ms. Jones,

Your advertisement in the Irish Times for a Legal Counsel matches the experience I have and

also should provide the kind of challenge I am now seeking within my career. I would like to

apply for the position. As requested, please find enclosed a detailed CV.

I am currently working in a general practice law firm but I deal primarily with commercial clients

and, as you will see from my CV, I have experience in all the areas critical to function effectively

as a legal counsel within a company like yours.

You can read too, within the CV, how advice I recently provided to a company, quite like your

own, resulted in a saving of circa €30,000 and enhanced their trading position.

I have watched the progress of Finlay Chemicals in recent years and admire what you are doing.

I believe I could make a significant contribution to the future success of your company and look

forward to the opportunity of explaining how I can do this at the interview.

I look forward to hearing from you and can be contacted anytime on my mobile at (087) 6798056.

Yours sincerely


Sharon Finlay

Enclosed: CV”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of NQ solicitor cover letters

How can I be a good NQ?

Ways to thrive as an NQ Solicitor at your new firm

  • Do the hard yards. 
  • Get a grip on how things work.
  • Don’t be afraid of hard work.
  • Make friends. 
  • Find a mentor. 
  • Network.

What should a solicitor’s cover letter say?

  • Explain your relevant experience and qualifications without repeating what’s in your resume.
  • Highlight one-to-two relevant achievements with facts and data when possible.
  • Explain why you’d be a good fit for the company.

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