Commercial Awareness (10 hours)

This module is based on a case study of a law firm and requires you to consider a number of problems facing the firm, including financial and business matters, inter-partner tensions and a formal complaint.

This module will help you develop:

  • Your skills in handling the inter-personal dynamics of partners and associates
  • Your commercial awareness
  • Your commercial and business skills in the context of running a law firm, including:
    • planning
    • risk management
    • responding to changes in the way legal services are delivered

Module 4 training days run twice a year, in November and May. We suggest that you complete module 3 during the last six months of your traineeship but it can be completed outwith that timeframe if necessary.