What kind of work do lawyers in general corporate practice do?
A lawyer in a corporate setup mainly looks after the working of the corporation as per the governing rules and regulations of its authority supervising it. He is required to advise and take required action on a particular legal issue, within his authority.
A corporate company may either hire different in-house counsels, specialising in various legal departments for their work and they can look after all the legal matters of the company or, a company can hire a law firm in case of need for legal assistance for a specific issue. There is also a third procedure that is sometimes followed where an in-house counsel is authorised to hire or take the assistance of a law firm for a specific issue, i.e. the in-house counsel is given the responsibility to engage with a firm, he finds fit for the task and solves the issue accordingly.