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Commercial awareness - what's it all about?

Law firms want their lawyers and their trainees to have commercial awareness so they can relate to the needs of their clients. This means that you need to know what's going on in the business world. The Burning Question is a weekly article written by a leading firm designed to get you thinking about the commercial issues that the modern lawyer must contend with. Click here to find out more.

Question of the week

Previous questions

Revenue sharing telephone numbers - written by Addleshaw Goddard

What impact does the implementation of the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2013 have on the ability of traders to utilise revenue sharing telephone numbers?

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Employee status and its implications for employers - written by Addleshaw Goddard

'Employee', 'worker', or 'self-employed consultant/contractor': why should an employer care as long as they get the job done?

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Chancel repair liability and its impact on landowners - written by Irwin Mitchell

How is such a historical, esoteric point of law impacting on homeowners and on the delivery of housing developments?

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Breaking news for landlords - written by Irwin Mitchell

Why was the Court of Appeal's eagerly awaited decision in Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited and another (2014) good news for landlords?

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Insolvency in the charity sector: a pensions problem - written by Irwin Mitchell

Are the number of insolvencies in the charity sector increasing and, if so, what is causing them and what can be done about it?

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