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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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? If you do an internet search on “commercial awareness”, you’ll find that different people have different views…

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Let’s set the scene: You’re about to go into a commercial law firm for an interview for either a training contract or a vacation scheme; You know or you’ve been told that you will need to display a sense of ‘commerciality’ when discussing your future career with those who might be able to give you…

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