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20 common law interview questions
Here are the questions you're most likely to be asked in an interview for a vacation scheme or training contract in commercial law
5 great reasons to spend six months of your training contract abroad
Ever thought about completing part of your training contract overseas? A top US law firm explains why it could prove to be a great move for your career
A guide to magic circle law firms: meet the city
Who they are, what they do, and what they're like to work for
Asset finance law
Asset finance often involves the sale or leasing or aircraft, ships or railways
Banking and finance law
Find out about this important part of a commercial law firm, with the the help of a Dentons banking partner
Capital markets law
Capital markets lawyers help clients raise money through the financial markets
Commercial awareness: advice from a City lawyer
A senior lawyer at Ashurst explains how you can become more commercially aware
Commercial law events for first year students
In your first year at university you have access to plenty of opportunities to find out about careers in commercial law and commercial law firms.
Commercial law vacation schemes
Vacation schemes at law firms essentially function as internships, offering students the chance to spend part of a university holiday experiencing what it’s like to work at a commercial law firm.
Construction and engineering law
We describe the work done by these lawyers and hear from an associate working in this area at a large commercial law firm.
Corporate lawyers help clients with the legal structure of their business and transactions they undertake
We explain the key facts about this specialist area of litigation and hear from an associate at a leading law firm about her experiences.
How do I get into commercial law?
Tips on what to do when, and what law firms are looking for in potential recruits
How to decide whether to work for an English or US law firm
Which type of firm is the best fit for your legal ambitions?
Intellectual property (IP) law
IP lawyers ensure that legal rights over trademarks, patents and other IP assets are correctly registered and protected
Introducing a career in commercial law
If you're just starting to think about a career at a commercial law firm, whether you're studying law or not, this is the perfect place to start.
Law fairs: advice from a graduate recruiter
Caroline Sarson, Graduate Recruitment and Development Manager at global law firm Mayer Brown, gives us her law fair advice
Law school: The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC)
Litigation and dispute resolution law
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution lawyers advise business clients on resolving and avoiding conflicts
My client secondment in Vienna
CMS Cameron McKenna trainee Janine Kessel spent six months on client secondment at Erste Bank in Vienna
My experience of the GDL at Kaplan
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Smaller law practice areas
Find out about real estate law, employment law, EU law, and tax law at commercial law firms
What happens on a vacation scheme at CMS Cameron McKenna?
Finbarr Bermingham speaks to Lindsay Farey, who completed a vacation scheme at CMS Cameron McKenna last year that helped her get a training contract at the firm
What is a law firm training contract?
Everything you need to know about your first two years in London qualifying as a lawyer at a City law firm
What is commercial law?
Learn about what commercial law firms do and what the main practice areas are
What makes a good trainee solicitor?
We speak to the graduate recruitment partner at leading international law firm Ashurst and ask him about the skills graduates need to succeed
What's it like working at a commercial law firm?
Learn about the day-to-day life of a commercial lawyer
Which are the best commercial law firms to work for?
There are many commercial law firms to choose from, both in the City and elsewhere.
Working as a lawyer at a professional services firm: PwC Legal
Trainee Pooja Dabir on what makes her firm special and the career opportunities it's given her
Working in litigation and dispute resolution at Mayer Brown
A partner and a trainee talk about this global law firm's market-leading litigation and dispute resolution practice
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