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Commercial Awareness for Lawyers

Commercial Awareness for Lawyers
English/Welsh Edition
Practice Area:  Legal Skills
ISBN:  9780414084919
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  30 Nov 2020
Format:  eBook - ProView
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Covers the specific business skills required to be a lawyer, including file management, time management, project management and finance. Every lawyer needs to understand what it means to be a lawyer and how to win business, build profits and make money for the firm.


Key features:
  • Written for students, trainees and new lawyers using a conversational style
  • Discusses what it means to be a lawyer and how to win business, build profits and make money for the firm
  • Covers the specific business skills required to be a lawyer, including file management, time management, project management and finance
  • Examines the current legal market from the point of view of someone just starting his or her career
  • Case studies illustrate points from the text
  • Discusses the professional requirements for lawyers
  • Compares corporate structures, including partnerships, limited legal partnerships and limited companies
  • Considers the practical skills needed to start advising clients, including how to open files, write engagement letters, speak to clients and how to avoid complaints
  • Covers how to set fees, record time and delegate work
  • Looks at how to choose goals and CPD
  • Discusses how to give financial advice, how to read financial statements and provides a basic guide to the common taxes
  • Examines how law firms manage risks and how to manage intellectual property
  • Appendices cover standards of conduct and service, goal setting and a sample Gantt chart

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