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The commercial year 2013-14

Having an amazing ability to analyse pure theoretical law is all well and good, but you also need to appreciate the commercial context within which your clients are operating. Courtesy of just published Best in Law, this feature looks at some of the key themes in the commercial world in 2013-14 and gives you some pointers on how they are relevant to lawyers.


The Legal Realist
The finished piece
The Legal Realist

You’re sat with friends watching a generic daytime TV programme (hopefully Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing), when one of them turns to you, as if you’re some sort of all-knowing legal oracle and asks you, "Is that legal?"

Meet the Lawyer

Serle Court
Sophie Holcombe
Serle Court

Essentially, a barrister has to formulate a persuasive argument for each case and I enjoy the fact that the responsibility to do so is entirely my own. I am very much in control of my own cases and every day is completely different – it's both an exciting and demanding career.

LC.N Says

Summer of law
Summer of law
Isla Grant

For many, the summer holiday period is all about beaches, relaxing, watching loads of sport on the telly and generally having a great time with not a care in the world, right? Wrong!

Ask the Oracle

Ask the oracle
Going to the Bar?
Dear Oracle ...

I’ve just started the second year of my law degree and want to become a human rights barrister. I keep hearing people say that only Oxbridge students get pupillages. Is this true?

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