Why pursue a career in commercial law? | FAQs

LAW   |   2 minutes  |   November 30, 2016

Commerce affects all of us, and the need for competent contract law and commercial law professionals is higher than ever. If you want to find out more about the law of contracts field, listen to Melanie Louw, the Head Tutor on the University of Cape Town Contract and Commercial Law online short course, as she unpacks the need for up-to-date skills.

Everyone is involved in commerce in one way or another so if you’re hoping for a career in commercial contract law, you could see a very successful and lucrative career path ahead of you. Whether someone is actually involved in selling products or rendering services, or simply using their income to put funds back into commerce, everyone experiences commercial law to a degree in their daily activities. Commercial law is also not limited to only dealing with trade but is expanded to include providing legal tax advice to businesses and individuals, as well as providing good contract law advice that affects every financial transactions.

If you’re interested in a career in commercial law, expanding your professional opportunities, one sure-fire way to set yourself apart is to become involved in contract management courses.


Commercial law is developing in leaps and bounds because we all are in some way or the other involved in commerce, which means that we’re selling goods, we’re selling services, we’re all in employment, and we plough those funds back into commerce.

So, for commercial lawyers there’s always scope and opportunity because not only can we review the specific entities in which people trade in – we can provide tax advice – but we can also provide sound contract law advice. So, there will always be scope for legal professionals who want to specialise in commercial law.