Legal Expertise

Legal professional services cover an incredibly broad spectrum of careers and there’s no such thing as a ‘typical CV’ for these roles and sectors.  City CV clients, from International General Counsel to Senior Commercial Lawyers and Chancery Barristers, have rapidly secured excellent roles across every sector.

With an outstanding CV to interview success rate for active job seeking clients, we use our comprehensive insider knowledge to write compelling, interview-winning CVs, LinkedIn profiles, application form content, personal statements and cover letters that perfectly align you to your dream role and target organisation.

We cover all aspects of contentious and non-contentious practice areas, including:

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Banking and Financial
  • Corporate Commercial and M&A
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Equity and Investment Management
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Sport, Media and Entertainment
  • Private Client and Charities
  • Property / Real Estate
  • Family
  • Civil Fraud and White-Collar Crime
  • Tax
  • Pensions
  • Construction
  • Technology, Telecoms and Outsourcing
  • Projects and Energy
  • Shipping and International Trade
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Criminal
  • Judicial Review, & Human Rights and Immigration

Our successes include:

  • Partners and Associates
  • Barristers
  • General Counsel / In-house Lawyers
  • Solicitor Advocates
  • Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Overseas Lawyers
  • Paralegals and Professional Support Lawyers
  • Patent and Trademark Attorneys
  • Compliance Officers
  • Public Policy Regulators
  • Alternative careers in the law
  • Law and Non-Law Graduates seeking Training Contracts, Pupillages, Third Six Pupillages, Summer Vacation Schemes and Internships, as well as those qualifying from overseas.

A powerful, interview-generating CV in 6 easy steps.

1 – Order your bespoke CV: Order online (see right) or call +44 20 7100 6656.

2 – Your 1-2-1 CV consultation: Scheduled at a time to suit you (including evenings and weekends) with a specialist legal CV writer who understands the industry and how your experience and ambitions relate to market dynamics. By phone or Skype, you’ll follow a structured process that will draw out your unique achievements, goals and specialisms.

3 – We write your CV: With exceptional writing talent, insider legal recruitment knowledge and top-tier, cross-sector backgrounds, the City CV team know exactly what recruiters want to see. First-prize winners in the international CV and resume writing awards (TORIs), City CV writers are hand-picked and trained with continuous professional development to keep ahead of legal requirement trends.

4 – Quality:  Your new CV will undergo a unique, highly structured editing process, incorporating a clear interview-producing strategy, linguistic accuracy, correct tone and pitch, and key-word alignment, enabling effective parsing for applicant tracking systems (ATS). CV quality is personally overseen by our CEO, Victoria McLean, as well as Rachel Furniss Rooke, our Head of Legal.

5 – You will receive your new CV: This will be emailed as a Word document within 7 working days. For our 48-hour express service, call +44 20 7100 6656.

6 – Fine-tuning: Call us or email any comments. Your new CV will be refined and the finished result – including formatting, power phrasing and keyword optimisation – will be tailored to you and your exact requirements.

We also offer industry-specific interview coaching for legal professionals that can be tailored to all levels, whether you’re newly qualified and looking for career guidance, or are a seasoned legal practitioner looking to tweak a formidable skillset. Our professional coaches have a wealth of experience and train clients in interview strategies, which deliver success time after time. They will pinpoint your needs, identify the areas you need to develop and provide effective solutions to conduct a first class interview every time. Call us on +44 20 7100 6656 or email for more information.

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Just wanted to let you know I used my new CV once and just got an offer!!!

Thanks a lot. I am really happy I chose to work with you.

M.M. ... Legal Counsel

I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I have been offered the role at the law firm that I was interviewing for. I have no doubt that I would not have got this role without the help of City CV – writing my CV, writing my LinkedIn profile and the interview coaching. Without these things I would have been in the same position as before – getting nowhere. I have already thanked Nick, the interview coach and Rachel for writing my CV and LinkedIn profile. And thank you City CV – money well spent!

T.A. ... Senior Litigation Lawyer

When I needed a new, dynamic LinkedIn profile for a job I was applying for, City CV really came up with the goods. I was sceptical at first about what difference it would make but my new boss told me how impressed they were by it. Excellent work!

Nicola ... Solicitor

A big thank to Nick who did an amazing job and helped me prepare for and nail my interviews with top-tier companies. I secured several offers and accepted one of them.

E ... Legal Counsel

At the time you were preparing my new CV I managed to secure a position prior to obtaining this CV and so, at the time, I didn’t actually make use of it. Unfortunately, the CV I had used did not sufficiently accentuate my dual IT/legal background over a number of years – probably because I had never really taken CV preparation seriously previously. As a result I ended up in a rather junior position at a well-known professional services firm and, unhappily, I felt compelled to leave after only a few months. Since then I have started to use the CV you crafted and I was surprised by just how powerful an impact it has had. I received two offers last week, one of which I have accepted as Senior Counsel at a top tier law firm in London. I simply had to write to you and say thank you!

M.K. ... Legal Counsel

I just wanted to say thank you again, Victoria. I truly believe that this new CV is the start of many wonderful opportunities to come my way this year. Please say a big thank you to Carter for the amazing job he's done for me.

A. Lewis ... Legal Graduate

Thanks a lot, this looks amazing! I am really happy with the work you have done so I am ready to update my new profile.

Marco B ... Financial Lawyer

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