Regional firm CV

  • Last updated Aug 11, 2016 1:11:45 PM
  • By AllAboutLaw

Sometimes the best way to learn is through observation. This is the exact CV that successfully got Ryan a training contract at a growing regional firm.

Please note! This is an example CV, not a perfect template. Its purpose is to demonstrate what experience might be attractive to potential employers.

Regional firm CV example

Ryan Clews


01926 672 28X8 / 07112388X9


27 Parnel Avenue, Leamington Spa, CV18 8YT

Higher education

September 2007 – present 

College of Law

I am currently studying the Legal Practice Course at the Guildford branch of the College of Law, which I shall complete in June 2008.  In addition to the core subjects, I have opted to study Acquisitions, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Banking and Debt Finance as my electives.

September 2004 - June 2007

Hertfordshire University

For the past three years I studied for an LLB Law degree at Hertfordshire, in which I achieved First Class Honours.

Secondary education

September 1997 - June 2004

Leamington Royal Grammar School for boys

During my time at Leamington Royal I studied for my GCSEs, in which I achieved five A*’s, six A’s and one B, and later for four A-Levels, where I obtained one A and three B’s.  I was also presented with the Business Studies award in 2003, which is given to one student per year for outstanding achievement in that particular subject.


University Degree, September 2004 - June 2007

LLB Law – First Class Honours

A-levels, taken May/June 2004

Business Studies - A, French - B, History - B, General Studies - A

GCSES, taken May/June 2002

12 GCSE's 5 A*, 6 A's and a B. Maths A*, English Languages A* and double science AA.

Legal experience  

August 2007 and March 2008

Cleeson Solicitors, Warwickshire

During summer 2007 I worked at this high street firm for a period of two weeks. I was positioned within the litigation department, and was responsible for creating new files, producing notices of acting and arranging court transfers.

July 2006 

Greensberg Courthouse Building, Greensberg, Virginia                                

I worked in a District Attorney’s office in the Greensberg County Courthouse Building in Greensberg, Virginia in Summer 2006 for a one-week period.  

September 2005 – June 2006

Hertfordshire Law School Law Clinic

During my second year of university I was involved in a ‘live Law Clinic’ module, which is one of only two in universities throughout the country.  I worked in a ‘firm’ with five other students under the supervision of a qualified solicitor and acted for various clients, dealing with a broad range of issues. 

Interests & Activities:  I have been travelling to the USA at every available opportunity for the past ten years. I particularly enjoy experiencing their culture and lifestyle, and these visits have helped me to appreciate the vast differences between what initially appear to be two similar countries.

Throughout my travels I have visited New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, where I recently took the initiative to teach a class of children about England.   

I also have a keen interest in music, a passion that over the years has inspired me to learn play a number of instruments. These instruments include the violin and more recently, guitar, which I taught myself to play a few years ago.

Other Skills:  I am computer literate, and able to use word processing programmes as well as spreadsheet and presentation packages.  I also have an advanced understanding of the French language, both written and oral, which I studied from the age of 11 to 19, and was awarded a 2.i in the subject during my first year of university.


James Anderson, Partner at Cleesons 

Kelly Keefer, District Attorney

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