Understanding Commercial Awareness

Herbert Smith have an excellent article on their website which explains exactly what commercial awareness is, how to demonstrate it, and how to improve it. They also give examples of how commercial awareness is tested throughout their application process, although the examples they give are probably true to most law firms.

Herbert Smith – Commercial Awareness Article

The Financial Times have also produced a guide for students on how to get the most from their paper. It also features some background information on financial organisations, terminology and issues so is well worth a quick read.

Financial Times Student Guide (1.2 MB)

Useful Resources

The Financial Times UK and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis. www.ft.com
The Economist Weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion. www.economist.com
Reuters UK – Business Reuters provides news reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters uk.reuters.com/business
Times Online Business Business news, market news, business comment and opinion from The Times and Sunday Times. www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/