Commercial Awareness Award

Odds are, you've heard the term "commercial awareness" come up when talking about applying for law firms. If you haven't, you will soon. The Law Society aims to help you develop your commercial awareness skills in preparation for your application season and to help you develop your skills in your future career as a lawyer. 

This year's Commercial Awareness Award is sponsored by Clifford Chance.


2019/20 Commercial Awareness Award

To participate in this year's Commercial Awareness Award, you must be a member of the law society and complete the following requirements: 

  1. Register your interest using this form (to be completed by 21 October 2019). 
  2. Attend all commercial awareness events the Law Society runs (Dates TBC).
  3. Complete a short commercial awareness application after completing all sessions. 

Participants who submit applications to the committee's satisfaction will be awarded a certificate of completion. Applicants with the best answers (to be determined by the committee, Clifford Chance employees, and members of Law staff) will be selected to attend an exclusive day trip event to Clifford Chance's London office in Canary Wharf. Details TBC. 

This Award is designed to give you the opportunity to practice your skills before application season is over so you can have the best chance at securing a vacation scheme or training contract. Applicants should take this Award seriously and use it as an opportunity to develop their skills professionally.