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...
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.
What is commercial law?
Learn about what commercial law firms do and what the main practice areas are
What's it like working at a commercial law firm?
Learn about the day-to-day life of a commercial lawyer
Commercial law events for first year students
In your first year at university you have access to plenty of opportunities to find out about car...
Commercial law vacation schemes
Vacation schemes at law firms essentially function as internships, offering students the chance t...
Law school: The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC)
How will my career as a commercial lawyer progress?
Starting a career in commercial law as a graduate opens up many opportunities.
How do I get into commercial law?
Tips on what to do when, and what law firms are looking for in potential recruits
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
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...
What makes a good trainee solicitor?
We speak to the graduate recruitment partner at leading international law firm Ashurst and ask hi...
Intellectual property (IP) law
IP lawyers ensure that legal rights over trademarks, patents and other IP assets are correctly re...
Litigation and dispute resolution law
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution lawyers advise business clients on resolving and avo...
Capital markets law
Capital markets lawyers help clients raise money through the financial markets
Smaller law practice areas
Find out about real estate law, employment law, EU law, and tax law at commercial law firms
Asset finance law
Asset finance often involves the sale or leasing or aircraft, ships or railways
Construction and engineering law
We describe the work done by these lawyers and hear from an associate working in this area at a l...
We explain the key facts about this specialist area of litigation and hear from an associate at a...
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 r...
Banking and finance law
Find out about this important part of a commercial law firm, with the the help of a Dentons banki...
Corporate lawyers help clients with the legal structure of their business and transactions they u...
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...
My experience of the GDL at Kaplan
Insights from The Gateway
My client secondment in Vienna
CMS Cameron McKenna trainee Janine Kessel spent six months on client secondment at Erste Bank in ...
20 common law interview questions
Here are the questions you're most likely to be asked in an interview for a vacation scheme or tr...
What happens on a vacation scheme at CMS Cameron McKenna?
Finbarr Bermingham speaks to Lindsay Farey, who completed a vacation scheme at CMS Cameron McKenn...
Commercial awareness: advice from a City lawyer
A senior lawyer at Ashurst explains how you can become more commercially aware
The magic circle: meet the City's top commercial law firms
Who they are, what they do, and what they're like to work for
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?
Law fairs: advice from a graduate recruiter
Caroline Sarson, Graduate Recruitment and Development Manager at global law firm Mayer Brown, giv...
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