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Commercial awareness workshops

Commercial awareness workshops

Our Commercial Awareness Success workshops will help you to get ahead and transform your prospects of achieving a training contract with a top law firm.



Why should you attend our commercial awareness workshops?

The leading law firms search for talented students with a comprehensive portfolio of skills, but – above all – they want you to be commercially aware, because lawyers in all sectors of the legal profession need to be commercial in outlook and more skilled than ever before in order to meet the requirements of modern legal practice. Commercial awareness is frequently highlighted as the key characteristic sought by graduate recruitment, and law firms and chambers often report that a lack of commercial awareness is often the reason for many otherwise able students being unsuccessful. Our workshop seminars address and solve all of the challenges that many students and graduates have when it comes to commercial awareness.


What will you learn? Our commercial awareness success workshops will help you to stand out in a highly competitive market. Our workshops will help you define, develop and demonstrate commercial awareness to potential employers. Most importantly, our sessions will enable you to become more commercially minded and confident in your ability and understanding of how to answer the following questions:


What is commercial awareness and why does it matter?

What do you need to know to be commercially aware and how do you develop it?

How do you demonstrate commercial awareness to employers?


We provide practical career strategies on how to showcase your commercial awareness at the CV/cover letter, application form stage, assessment centres (The Business Case Study) and interviews with partners.

The level of commercial awareness expected of a trainee solicitor?


Our state-of-the-art commercial awareness workshops are designed by commercial lawyers to meet the realities of today’s challenging legal recruitment market, and equip you with the practical skills to hit the ground running once you commence your training contract or pupillage. Our commercial awareness workshops provide the best possible preparation for life in legal practice and help you to: (i) develop your understanding of law as a business, (ii) learn to think commercially and see matters from the client’s perspective, (iii) evidence your commercial awareness throughout each stage of the training contract / pupillage selection process, and (iv) boost your employability prospects. To see feedback from students who have attended our workshops – click here. 



*For our career advice on commercial awareness – click here. 

How do I attend? If you would like to attend one of our commercial awareness workshops - please register and e-mail us at info@ultimatelawguide.com or contact our office.