The new Training Contract Handbook takes legal commercial awareness to the next level. It includes expert contributions from dozens of trainees and associates from a range of market-leading City firms, plus comprehensive insights and insider tips from leading City trainers and authors. It provides a detailed insight into what trainees do, a summary of fundamental commercial law principles and contractual protections, a comprehensive overview of the due diligence and document review processes, explanations of key transaction and litigation documents, explanations of the terminology, jargon and acronyms that you’ll likely come across during interviews, internships and training contracts, and more.
The Commercial Law Handbook offers a solid grounding in the legal, commercial and financial knowledge required for commercial law interviews and internships, including explanations of the key terminology and jargon. More particularly, it includes an insight into: the role of commercial lawyers and the different practice areas; relevant business, finance and economics concepts; the M&A process, financing a deal and the key parties involved; key commercial law principles, documents and definitions; and basic accounting and financial statements.
The Application, Interview & Internship Handbook offers a comprehensive guide to boosting your employability; researching careers and firms; networking and LinkedIn; writing successful CVs, cover letters and applications; approaching psychometric tests; tackling competency, strengths-based and motivation questions; enhancing your commercial awareness; preparing for interviews and assessment centres (including virtual assessment centres), and converting internships.
Written and maintained by lawyers who were awarded distinctions on the LPC before going on to practice at top City firms, the LPC Handbook is a Legal Practice Course Stage 1 revision guide. It covers: Business Law, Business Accounts & Taxation, Solicitors' Accounts, Property Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Wills & Administration of Estates, Professional Conduct & Regulation, Professional Skills, and Drafting. It is the most detailed LPC revision guide available and the only full colour guide on the market. It also includes many practical, illustrative examples of exam questions and suggested answers.
The Business Writing Handbook offers a comprehensive guide to writing professionally in a commercial context. It provides practical tips on how to write, structure and present business emails, formal letters, client reports and presentations, web pages, newsletters and meeting notes. It includes illustrative examples throughout of what to do and, more importantly, what not to do. It also covers accuracy (including commonly misspelt words), brevity, clarity, style, proof reading and editing, and other fundamental writing concepts. Whether you are a trainee, an analyst, an associate or a student, this book will help to develop your writing and presentation skills.
The Consultancy Handbook offers a solid grounding in the general knowledge required for consultancy interviews and internships. It offers and insight into the role of consultants; how to tackle case interviews; the Profitability, Business Situation, PESTLE, SWOT and Porter's 5 Forces Frameworks; market sizing and brainteaser questions (complete with worked examples); M&A, accounting, finance, business valuation and economics concepts; and key Microsoft Excel formulas.
The Investment Banking Handbook offers a solid grounding in the general knowledge required for Investment Banking Division, Markets, Finance, Operations, Risk and Compliance interviews and internships. It offers an insight into: the role of different divisions in an investment bank; relevant business, finance and economics concepts; the M&A and IPO processes, financing a deal and the key parties involved; securities, including fixed income securities, currencies, commodities, cash equities and derivatives; market sizing and brainteaser questions (complete with worked examples); and accounting, key financial statements and business valuation techniques.
One of the best ways of learning about how businesses operate is by reading books about the history of well-known businesses, as well as founder biographies. There are also various other career-related books that have helped us immensely over the years. So we've compiled a list for you!