Commercial Awareness

Kaplan Altior
Course summary
1 day
165 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: 31/10/2019 - Distance
Professional Training

Commercial Awareness

Legal Training in Commercial Awareness

This one day course is aimed at trainee solicitors in all disciplines who wish to develop their understanding of their clients’ businesses and the business of their law firm.  The course will take participants through various tools that can be used to identify the commercial environment in which their clients and law firm are operating, and to develop commercial acumen which will help them deliver legal advice which aligns with a client’s commercial circumstances and the wider business strategy of their law firm.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for trainee solicitors who wish to develop their commercial acumen in relation to the clients they work with and the law firm in which they work.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of your client’s business strategy and the challenges it faces in a commercial context;
  • Improve your ability to give advice that is practical, commercial and contextualised to your client’s needs;
  • Demonstrate a better understanding of your law firm’s business strategy and the challenges it faces in a competitive environment; and
  • Develop your understanding of the role that you play in your law firm’s business and the contribution you make to its success.

Training Course Content

  • Analysis of what commercial awareness means and its importance to lawyers;
  • Common terminology used by commercial clients and what it means;
  • How businesses are organised and the functions and roles of their people;
  • Understanding business strategies;
  • Using SWOT and PEST to assess the challenges faced by your clients;
  • Delivering advice which reflects both the legal and commercial realities of your client’s circumstances; 
  • Analysis of the law firm as a business, how it is managed and how it makes money;
  • Using SWOT and PEST to assess the challenges facing law firms.


The cost of this training course is £165 + VAT per delegate.

In-house Legal Training

Kaplan Altior will work in partnership with you to design a product which meets the specific training needs in your organisation. Experienced trainers selected specifically for your firm and your unique requirements can deliver this programme in a safe environment, where firm specific issues can be explored and discussed in confidence. With no associated delegate travel costs, this is a highly cost effective and convenient solution for your staff training.

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Kaplan Altior have been providing training and consulting services to the legal profession for over 40 years. With a broad training portfolio, including CPD courses for solicitors, higher court advocates, barristers, paralegals, Professional Skills Course (PSC), Trainee Litigation Programme (TLP),...

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