We have a totally unique ethical model to deliver corporate legal services.
Aria Grace Law is a unique business model and a total game-changer. Every client, every lawyer, and society does better as a result of our ethical model. Our lawyers are partners coming from top City or US law firms or major in-house departments, and we don't have expensive overheads so we pass all cost savings back to clients so that clients get great value. We pay all our lawyers equally 90% of the fees, and we deliver real diversity, inclusion, and equality. We give all our profits to charity and undertake great pro bono work.
Lindsay Healy founded Aria Grace Law at the end of 2018. He is a corporate lawyer having spent his first 20 years working at Norton Rose Fulbright and latterly at Xchanging PLC/CSC a FTSE 250 company. He set up Aria Grace Law to overhaul the traditional legal market which not only suffers from a lack of diversity, inclusion, equality, transparency and equal pay but one which was also predicated on greed and poor value to clients. His solution is to place lawyers, clients and society in one ecosystem, whereas one section does better so do the other sections. He has grown Aria Grace Law within 3 years from 1 lawyer and 2 corporate clients to over 40 lawyers and 500+ clients.
An experience with Aria Grace Law
The Aria Grace Law Model is simply this: one ecosystem for clients, lawyers and society, now and for the future – if we can show that a Law Firm can be profitable AND ethical (especially with the perceived reputation of lawyers) then anyone can follow or copy our model in any industry.
For our clients: All our lawyers are partners coming from top City or US law firms who provide legal and commercial advice at a great value. We have very low overheads and pass on all those cost savings to our clients. We do the full scale of corporate and commercial deals from contract negotiation to M&A transactions, privacy and employment. Take a look at our testimonials to see the great things that clients say about us.
For our lawyers: Our lawyers get 90% of the fees – this is much higher than anywhere else. Consequently our lawyers are able to work fewer hours and charge our clients less and still earn more than our competitors – this is beneficial for many reasons. Diversity and inclusion are baked into our DNA and we enable true flexible working. Everyone, including the Founder, gets paid in the same way. Our ethical model means we have excellent lawyers who are happy, healthy, focused and devoted to our clients – as a working model it is a game-changer.
For our society: Aria Grace Law gives all of our profits to charity and good causes – in our first financial year we donated £25,000, in 2021 we are on track to give £200,000 and we are chasing £2 million next year. We plant a tree after every deal and scored an "A" in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circulytics assessment. We also act pro-bono where people need us but can’t afford us such as the work we did on the Post Office Scandal at Court of Criminal Appeals.
It is one ecosystem for all, a fair and ethical business structure for this and the next generations.
Our mission is twofold: to demonstrate (1) through deeds not words, that a law firm can be profitable, be excellent and serve its clients while at the same time driving ethical standards of equality, diversity, flexibility, equal pay and giving all of our profits to charity and good causes together with delivering sustainability, a zero carbon footprint, and scoring an “A” in Circulytics….. and (2) that if a law firm can do this, then any business can. Below we list the five key elements of this mission:
An Ethical Business Model for the Future
The Aria Grace Law Model is not Capitalist, it is also not Socialist. It is Humanist. We have created a model based on sharing and values which treats our clients, lawyers and society as one ecosystem, where, if one does well, every other part of the ecosystem does well too.
One of our founding principles is to ensure that the person doing the work is the one who gets paid – no one should profit from someone else’s labour. We believe that an executive or management should only get paid when they can show demonstrable value or what they have done to earn it and it should be proportionate. We do not believe that shareholders should necessarily get the profit of the firm either, which is why we will never float or undertake equity investment. It is through this principle that we are able to attract some of the best lawyers, which enables us to better serve our clients, and society.
We believe that a business model that rewards the people who do the work and create the value becomes stronger and more profitable, and together with high ethical standards makes a better, healthier environment in which to work. Through this structure, our people are much better equipped to provide excellent service to our clients.
Any company can achieve equal pay, today, right now. The way we achieve equal pay is simple (because of our company structure). The lawyers in Aria Grace Law are paid an unprecedented 90% of the fees we get from our clients. We pay the usual business overheads and give all our profits to charity and good causes. We can keep our overheads extremely low because we do not waste money on expensive management or luxurious offices and we can pass all those cost savings to clients. It is that straight forward.
Through the Aria Grace Law model, we can start to look after this generation, but it is the future generations that we are really considering. In order for this to be achieved, we believe that people need to see the Aria Grace Law Model as a success. If they do, they will copy it. If they copy it the model will spread. Anyone can copy what we do, because our ethical model works. Anyone can use our ethical model, it can be any industry – Law, Accountancy, banking, capital markets, manufacturing.
Challenge corporate power by the 99.99
Equality of Opportunity
Circulytics, Sustainability and the Carbon Footprint
We also demonstrate what we do publicly – we adhere to the three principles of the circular economy:
to design out waste,
to keep materials and products in use, and
to regenerate natural systems.
Testimonials from our clients
"Aria Grace Law are very efficient business lawyers who have helped our company on getting ready for the GDPR legislation and also reviewed some of our technology contracts – they provide a high quality, responsive service. They were able to ask me all the right questions and get a clear understanding of our business. They recommended the next steps that will help address compliance with the new legislation and improvements to our currents framework solutions. I will definitely use them again."
Paola Cavallin, General Counsel, Plextek