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Introduction to Legal Commercial Awareness for 1st-year Students (March 2022)


Introduction to Legal Commercial Awareness for Foundation and 1st-Year Students

This webinar will run on 2 March 2022, between 14:00-15:30

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Course Description


  • 1.5 hours
  • Foundation
This interactive webinar will provide 1st-year students with an introduction to commercial awareness. Attendees will be actively engaged in case studies and group exercises.The webinar is scheduled on 2 March 2022, between 14:00-15:30 and will be delivered by Denis Viskovich, a dual qualified Australian and English lawyer with over twenty years of experience working for investment banks and companies in the City.

Learning outcomes

Through this webinar, participants will participate in interactive scenarios and will:

  • Learn the importance of Legal Commercial Awareness and What is Legal Commercial Awareness
  • How to learn Legal Commercial Awareness
  • Understand the legal commercial awareness that City law firms expect law students to have
  • Learn the four phases of the economic cycle
  • Understand the definition of Recession and its impact on businesses
  • Finance overview including risk v reward, FTSE100 and understanding what are fixed and variable costs for a business

What this will cover

The introduction to legal commercial awareness webinar will give you an insight into working as a lawyer in the dynamic, fast paced international banking/corporate environment and the importance of legal commercial awareness together with management of legal risk in the commercial world more generally.

The webinar will consist of two parts:

  • 14:00-15:00 Presentation and interactive case study
  • 15:00-15:30 Q&A