If you are looking to be a Barrister then you will have completed your law degree and also have completed a relevant barrister training course and qualified plus completed the set amount of work experience appropriate to be able to operate as a Barrister.
A Barrister is someone who represents individuals and companies in court usually in specialised areas of the law. You will need to be an extremely good communicator and not afraid of speaking in public as the majority of your work will be in the courtrooms.
If you have found a role that you would like to apply for, please see the below example covering letter which you can use as a guide.
Barrister Cover Letter
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of Barrister
I would like to apply for the role of Barrister which I have seen advertised in (which publication, when and any job reference).
I completed my Law Degree in (what year, from what university and what grade) and following that I wanted to train as a Barrister so completed my Barrister training and have been doing my work experience at (where and provide some details).
I am now seeking to start my Law career properly and I am very interested in working for your company. I am looking forward to taking on new cases, dealing with my clients and representing them in court on their behalf.
I feel that I have a good knowledge of the law and I am always looking to update my skills and knowledge through extensive research. I am a very organised person who pays great attention to detail and has been very thorough in putting cases together and collating all the relevant information.
I am hardworking and dedicated to my career in Law, I like to ensure that people are represented well and win their cases if it is right.
Please find enclosed my CV and Law qualifications. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.