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Heya,

So I want to apply for apprenticeships in sort of like a corporate environment, essentially aiming to study for a corporate solicitor up to level 7 but I'm slightly confused if 'corporate' is the term that is used right now.

I'm well aware what corporate solicitors do, and what is the definition of corporate which pretty much is all about business in a company, hence why I'm getting slightly confused whether or not business administration in law is the same as the corporate?

I know that as a corporate solicitor you will be working with things like mergers and acquisitions, marketing etc etc which sounds exactly what a business admin would do, right?
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(Original post by Qionix)
Heya,

So I want to apply for apprenticeships in sort of like a corporate environment, essentially aiming to study for a corporate solicitor up to level 7 but I'm slightly confused if 'corporate' is the term that is used right now.

I'm well aware what corporate solicitors do, and what is the definition of corporate which pretty much is all about business in a company, hence why I'm getting slightly confused whether or not business administration in law is the same as the corporate?

I know that as a corporate solicitor you will be working with things like mergers and acquisitions, marketing etc etc which sounds exactly what a business admin would do, right?
It depends look at the description.

Corporate could be dealing with other companies, whereas business admin could be more to do with running a business.
There should be more detailed descriptions about whats involved and that should be your guidance.
In law the distinction tend to be between corporate and commercial.
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The word "corporate" can have very different meanings depending on the context.

Sometimes people use the words "corporate" and "commercial" to refer very generally to solicitors who do work relating to business. This would cover a lot of legal practice areas - ranging from M&A, to commercial contracts, to intellectual property, to real estate, to employment and all sorts of other things.

Within the legal profession, the word "corporate" means something much more specific. The corporate department at a law firm would usually focus on Mergers & Acquisitions (buying and selling companies) and on investments into companies. That wouldn't normally cover things like employment, real estate and intellectual property which are usually covered by lawyers specialising in those areas.

Business administration is again a very broad term. Working in business administration could get you exposure to a range of different things, which might include Mergers & Acquisitions. But you wouldn't be focussing on the legal aspects of an acquisition - in that role you would be working more on the financial aspects.
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The word "corporate" can have very different meanings depending on the context.

Sometimes people use the words "corporate" to refer very generally to solicitors who do work for businesses. This would cover a lot of legal practice areas - ranging from M&A, to commercial contracts, to intellectual property, to real estate, to employment, to dispute resolution and all sorts of other things.

Within the legal profession, the word "corporate" means something much more specific. These days the legal profession is quite specialised and solicitors tend to focus on a specific area of law. The corporate department at a law firm would usually focus on the legal aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions (buying and selling companies) and on investments into companies. Advice on areas such as employment law, real estate law and intellectual property law would usually come from lawyers working in a different department.

Business administration is again a very broad term. Working in business administration could get you exposure to a range of different things, which might include Mergers & Acquisitions. But in a business administration job you wouldn't be focussing on the legal aspects of an acquisition - in that role you would be working more on the financial aspects.
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