Commercial Awareness

Non-disclosure agreements explained

Article by Bethany Waters When businesses begin to enter into negotiations with each other, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are important in establishing a confidential relationship and ensuring […]

Interview with Jake Schogger, qualified lawyer, entrepreneur and author

In this article, Meagan Leightley interviews Jake Schogger, qualified lawyer and author of the well-known City Career Series which offers a comprehensive range of resources directly relevant to the recruitment process for a wide variety of City careers. In this interview, Jake shares some insight into his journey and how he has transitioned to an entrepreneur with an exciting release coming up soon!

The ‘Success’ of Boohoo

Ultra-fast fashion has devastating impacts upon the environment, having adverse effects on everything from water consumption, waste generation to horrid working conditions in offshore facilities. Is financial success the real evidence of prosperity in today’s world?

Did the Impact of COVID-19 Affect Trainee Retention Rates for Law Firms?

Zahra Javed discusses the retention rates of law firms and whether Covid-19 has impacted the future of the sector. The impact of COVID-19 has meant that […]

The Growth of Litigations & Disputes Resolutions

Dilara Devin explores litigations and disputes resolutions, highlighting the recent growth in the sector and the impact that Covid-19 may have.   What is the significance […]

Airline Staff Redundancy and the Coronavirus Crisis

As companies are starting to feel the financial strain of the coronavirus crisis, large airlines have quickly resorted to staff dismissals. This article outlines the legal and ethical challenges to the trend.

The Future of Reader-friendly Policies

Dilara Devin explores how Browne Jacobson LLP and the University of Nottingham have collaborated to find out what makes a policy document more comprehensible and share […]

Commercial Awareness Competition – Creating a level playing field for Non-Russell Group Law Schools

Denis Viskovich explains how he’s levelling the playing field to make it fair for all students seeking to join commercial firms.

BLM and the Legal Profession: Tackling Racism and Increasing Cultural Diversity

The Black Lives Matter movement has radically resurged in 2020, as a result of a viral video capturing the death of George Floyd at the hands […]

Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 17th May 2020

Jamie Howarth, Gina Asadi, Jamie Adair, and Sofiya Stanchakprovide a round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week. 

Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 3rd May 2020

Jamie Howarth, Gina Asadi, Zyeraph Bucalan, and Sofiya Stanchakprovide a round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week. 

The Many Roles of Journalists

This short read serves as a reminder of the many roles that journalists play in today’s society. Introducing practical examples, this article tries to shed light on the indispensability of journalists without the resort to journalistic ethics.

Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 19th April 2020

Tofunmi Oluwatobello, Beth Zheng, Francis Louis, and Jamie Howarth provide a round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week. 

Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 6th April 2020

Tofunmi Oluwatobello, Beth Zheng, Francis Louis, and Jamie Howarth provide a round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week. 

Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 23rd March 2020

Gina Asadi, Camilla Uppal and Jamie Howarth provide a round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week. 

Why is Commercial Awareness Very Important in the Legal Sector?

Archana Nayar discusses the increasing importance of becoming and staying commercially aware in the legal sector, and provides practical steps to developing commercial awareness in this article.

Uber joins growing number of automobile companies testing self-driving cars

Mayank Tripathi reports on the recent news that Uber’s licence to test self-driving cars has been reinstated and explores the commercial and legal issues at stake.

Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 13th January 2020

Gina Asadi and Tofunmi Bello report on the latest commercial news.

Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 23rd December 2019

Gina Asadi and Tofunmi Bello report on the latest commercial news.

Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 9th December 2019

Beth Zheng, Gina Asadi and Victoria Roffey report on the latest commercial news.

Thomas Cook Collapse: A look into the firm’s insolvency procedure

In September 2019, Thomas Cook entered into Compulsory Liquidation. The events that led to the decision and the legal explanation of what Compulsory Liquidation is can be found in this article.

Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 11th November 2019

Mared Davies and Camilla Uppal report on the latest commercial news.

Commercial Awareness Update – w/c 30th September

Your round up of the stories that you should discuss at interview this week.  Sign up here to get these updates in your inbox every week. Ex-Thomas Cook […]

Commercial Awareness Update – w/c 2nd September

Your round up of the stories that you should discuss at interview this week.  Sign up here to get these updates in your inbox every week. Boris Johnson […]

The Art of the Deal – Corporate Update Summer 2019

As we approach training contract interview season, commercial firms will want to see that applicants know what is going on in the city. Here is an […]

Commercial Awareness Update – w/c 8th July

Your round-up of the stories that you should discuss at interview this week: Thomas Cook in talks over a latest rescue deal Reported by Nathan Gore […]

Commercial Awareness Update – w/c 24th June

Your round-up of the stories that you should discuss at interview this week: Fears that there could be energy shortages following Brexit Reported by Nathan Gore […]

An overview of Apple’s acquisition of Beats

Outline One recent commercial deal to be aware of is Apple’s acquisition of Beats. The acquisition has cost Apple around $3 billion which makes it Apple’s […]

Book Review: Know the City

The rewritten up-to-date version, Know the City 2013/14, is heralded a must-read for students considering a career in professional services. Author Chris Stoakes, a lawyer himself, […]

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