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Introduction to Legal Commercial Awareness for 1st-Year Students

1.5 hoursFoundation

This interactive webinar will provide 1st-year and Foundation students with an introduction to commercial awareness. Attendees will be actively engaged in case studies and group exercises.

The webinar is scheduled on 6 October 2021, 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.


Who this is for

Students / Trainees.

Required prior knowledge

This is an introductory programme addressed to Law students on their foundation or first year . Please do not sign up unless this criterion applies to you.

Learning outcomes

SRA competence: A2  +1 more for SRA competence: A2, A5

Through this webinar series, participants 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 Session and case studies
  • 15:00-15:30 Q&A
How you will learn

Webinar delivery will be through interactive teaching and group exercises. The webinar is interactive, you will be answering questions and participating in a case study.