Commercial—new starter guide
Commercial—new starter guide

The following Commercial guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Commercial—new starter guide
  • What do Commercial lawyers do?
  • Key topics in Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Outsourcing
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual property
  • Agency and distribution
  • Sale and supply of goods and services
  • Advertising, marketing and sponsorship
  • more

This new starter guide provides an introduction to Commercial law (Commercial). It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to Commercial as a practice area. It focuses on the key issues that arise when advising on Commercial matters and includes links to other LexisNexis® sources and materials which provide more comprehensive information on the topics covered.

Those who are new to Commercial are also likely to find the Overviews in each of the subtopics in the practice area useful. These Overviews summarise the law relating to a particular right or issue, providing links to relevant content within the subtopic to help navigate the area concerned. For an example see: Outsourcing agreements—overview and Varying a contract—overview.

Where something is not covered by this basic guide, use the Topics tab or Topics dropdown menu to browse further practice area content.

What do Commercial lawyers do?

Commercial lawyers act for businesses and organisations, providing guidance on an on-going basis in connection with their trading and operational requirements. They provide support to the board and senior management teams within organisations, advising on the legal issues relating to Commercial transactions, asset management and value protection. Commercial lawyers have a wide remit and develop a broad skill set, acquiring legal, commercial and sector specific knowledge during their careers. Areas of law where a Commercial lawyer

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