Law firms want their lawyers 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 Commercial Question is a weekly article written by a leading firm designed to get you thinking about commercial issues. Click here to find out more.

Written by Cooley (UK) LLP The challenge of staff ‘consent’ under the GDPR

Will employers find it harder to rely on consent to process their employees’ personal data when the new law comes into force?

Written by White & Case LLP Rise of AI: threat or opportunity

Artificial intelligence is on the rise, but how much of a threat does it pose to junior lawyers?

Written by DLA Piper UK LLP Autonomous cars: driving into the future

What are the legal issues related to autonomous transportation?

Written by Taylor Wessing The politics of housing – a shift toward renting

If home ownership is not for everyone, how realistic a fix for the chronically undersupplied housing market is a new focus on delivering affordable rental homes – can the private rented sector really help the housing crisis?

Written by Womble Bond Dickinson Searching for unicorns

In financial terms, what are ‘unicorns’ and why do investors seek them out?