The LawCareers.Net Handbook 2021

where each week solicitors from a different commercial or corporate firm analyse a topical issue from a commercial-legal perspective. Commercial Questions examine everything from intellectual property, to trends in international M&A, to the employment law implications of the gig economy. Reading them will help you to start thinking like a lawyer on a whole range of matters.

about other organisations which would allow you to work in the same way (eg, insurers or finance houses). Ultimately, what matters is that you learn about and understand the environments in which you work. Even positions which appear very low level can produce great commercial insight. It just depends how you look at it and how well you can explain your understanding to a potential recruiter. For more on developing commercial awareness, head to LawCareers.Net’s commercial hub page. There you’ll find our weekly commercial news roundups, in-depth features, commercial case study videos and more advice on developing this crucial skill. In particular, make sure you take a look at the Commercial Question section on LCN,

COMMERCIAL AWARENESS Develop your understanding of the business environment

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