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Like the laws of physics, there is often a temptation to seek certainty in the cold, hard numbers of business and economics; but such certainty is generally illusory, as the reality inevitably proves more complex and what is one person’s triumph can be another’s misfortune.
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Commercial awareness is a term which some people find daunting due to its vagueness, but it is actually fairly simple and there is no need to feel as if there is secret code which you haven’t been given.
After the referendum of 23 June, headlines about a 'Disunited Kingdom' almost wrote themselves.
Stacey YonBurges Salmon LLP
University of Bristol | Trainee Solicitor
From day one of my training contract, I've been encouraged to seek responsibility and get involved with high profile work; I've also found the firm very supportive, with a genuine open door policy which encourages a collaborative and friendly atmosphere.
I know that an essential aspect of being commercially aware is understanding how law firms operate as businesses. I appreciate that commercial firms play an important role in business and have to make money themselves, but is there more to it than that?