What is commercial awareness?

The Guardian has published an article today about the need for applicants for training contracts and other law jobs to demonstrate commercial awareness.  Law students are always told to demonstrate "commercial awareness" in their applications, but sometimes it's difficult to know what people actually mean by it - do they mean work experience, reading the Financial Times, or something different?  Last year, Helen Hart in our team wrote an article about commercial awareness and how to demonstrate it for our sister in-house blog, and it seems like a good time to bring it out of the archive and highlight it to COMET readers.

As ever, tell us what you think - what do you think demonstrates commercial awareness?

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