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Brexit is messy. It’s large in scope, complex and in constant flux. It’s contentious and everyone has an opinion on it. It’s also not leaving the minds of businesses and law firms any time soon.
That makes Brexit a great topic for interviews, especially group interviews, debate-style questions and as a means to test your broader commercial awareness.
This course is a roadmap to what you need to know about Brexit for your interviews. It’s structured through a series of interview questions based on the impact of Brexit on businesses and law firms.
But this course also goes beyond the interview. It’s designed to provide you with a richer understanding of how commercial events impact law firms, both directly and indirectly through their clients.
You’ll learn how uncertain events can rock businesses and the financial markets more broadly and you’ll understand how law firms can respond to these scenarios and continue to add value to clients. You’ll learn how the role of a lawyer isn’t limited to mitigating risk, that they serve a crucial role in helping businesses obtain a competitive advantage.
You’ll come away with an understanding of what financial services firms and corporate clients care about, and how they respond to market events.
You’ll also learn our top tips for preparing for and handling debate style questions as well as interview interrogations from partners.
Whatever the outcome of Brexit, it will directly impact your future as commercial lawyers. This is why this course is not just interview preparation. We go beyond the level you need to know, so you can understand what you can look out for.
Due to the continuous developments from Brexit, we’ll be updating this course based on new developments, recent training contract interview questions and more.
Jaysen completed his undergraduate degree in Law at the London School of Economics, before pursuing a master's degree at the University of Cambridge with a specialism in corporate law.
He began his career as a trainee at the US-based law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges prior to founding The Corporate Law Academy.
Peter was a stockbroker for 13 years at four international brokers in London and Tokyo and advised some of the world’s largest financial institutions on investing in the UK, European and Japanese stock markets. On the recruitment side, Peter worked in HR for a multinational and then as a consultant at four different agencies, recruiting for entry level positions right through to CEO level in finance and investment banking. Today, he runs "Watson's Daily".