Pass me the Soap box…
All About Law is just that. Everything you need to know about a career in law. We can take you on a journey from sixth form to employment and everywhere in between.
The idea came about after our own attempts to pursue a career in law proved anything but straightforward. Frustrated at the lack of information offered at every stage of a difficult process, our conclusion was simple. Let’s make something that helps people at every stage.
And not simply ‘which city firm should I go to?!’, we wanted to focus on every decision you might have to make from sixth-form to employment.
So who are we?!
Well I’m Paul and he’s Jack. I’m a History graduate that planned to convert to law and Jack graduated from the LLB Law and Human Rights a year after.
You could say we’ve known each other for a while. From the tender age of five Jack and I have gone to same primary school, high school and sixth form. Realising I could only spend
so much time with him, I decided to make a run for it when university came along, heading South and Jack East.
For a couple of brief interesting facts, Jack has an unhealthy obsession with learning languages and I have a habit of dropping my mobile down the toilet.
Like all good stories, the AllAboutCareers journey started with a charming childhood relationship. Paul Harris and Jack Denton (Co-Founders) have actually known each other since the tender age of five. They went to primary school, high school and sixth form together, before going their separate ways for university. I’m not going to say that they’re childhood sweethearts, but they’re certainly a great double act, much like Morecambe and Wise, Shearer and Sheringham or Bert and Ernie.
After they both graduated, their quest to become the latest legal hotshots hit an abrupt stop when they discovered the absolute dearth of careers information out there for aspiring lawyers. Cue several months of scribbling, debating and deliberating before the idea of AllAboutCareers was born. AllAboutLaw would be their first project; their protégé, their pioneer. The plan was to create a website that genuinely helped students on their journey from high school to employment. Once they got to a point where tons of students and graduate recruiters were using AllAboutLaw, they decided to take the plunge and expand to all other careers.
News for the site is contribted by Nicola Laver a legal journalist, Jack Collins our Editor and a team of three other freelance journalists.