Author Archive | Helen Hart

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Using Non-Legal Work Experience To Your Advantage

In my previous post about commercial awareness, I talked about how bar, shop or factory work could help you gain a lot of business knowledge and I gave the example of thinking about a beach café and how the weather affects custom. In this post I will elaborate on how non-legal work experience can help […]

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5 Tips On How To Become More Commercially Aware

In my first post I discussed what commercial awareness is and expressed the opinion that, whilst reading the Financial Times has its place, understanding what makes a business tick is the most important thing for training contract applicants. Current Affairs Knowledge As A Minimum I feel very strongly that being commercially aware can’t be achieved […]

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Demonstrating Commercial Awareness To Law Firms

When you start applying for training contracts (or vacation schemes) with commercial law firms, people will tell you that you have to show “commercial awareness”. What is commercial awareness and how do you show that you “have” it? What is Commercial Awareness? If you do an internet search on “commercial awareness”, you’ll find that different […]

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