Areas of the Law

Updated: Feb 28, 2021

💰 Banking and Finance Law

🩺 Clinical Negligence Law

🏢 Commercial Law

⚖️ Criminal Law

🧍 Employment Law

🏞️ Environmental Law

💻 Intellectual Property Law

🏘️ Property Law

🥊 Sports Law

Banking and finance law focuses on the contractual relationship between lenders and borrowers.

Clinical Negligence: Clinical negligence law provides a framework to protect medical professions from negligence claims.

Commercial Law: Commercial law is a very broad area which encompasses most work completed by city law firms.

Criminal Law: Criminal law is a varied practice area. Criminal lawyers work on cases including murder, manslaugher, rape and sexual offences, as well as joint enterprise.

Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.

Environmental law is an up-and-coming area of law in an age of concern over the 'footprint' humans are leaving on our planet. It covers diverse areas such as climate control, sources of energy, pollution and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Intellectual Property law relates to the establishment and protection of intellectual creations such as inventions, designs, brands, artwork and music. It covers lots of exciting disputes including copyright and trademarks.

Property Law: Land and property law concerns both private and commercial ownership of buildings and law. Law firm practice areas include real estate finance, construction and real estate litigation.

Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport. Although perhaps now a distinct area of law ('lex sportiva'), it draws in particular on employment, contract, competition, commercial and intellectual property, public and tort law.