Meet The Team

Lindsay Healy

Founder | Partner | Lawyer

Lindsay founded Aria Grace Law at the end of 2017 and is a corporate lawyer having spent the last 20 years at Norton Rose and latterly at CSC/Xchanging as the general counsel. He has grown Aria Grace Law within 2 years from 2 corporate clients to 100+ corporate clients and over 20 lawyers. Click here to read his interview on why he started Aria Grace Law and to take a look at the CorporateLiveWire Award that Aria Grace Law won in 2019.

Yvonne Lazarowicz

Partner | Lawyer

Yvonne is a highly experienced corporate and commercial contracts lawyer, with a demonstrable history of working in the legal services industry internationally, both in-house and in private practice (including at Clifford Chance, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and Bowman Gilfillan) for over 15 years. She has also worked as a senior lecturer at the College of Law, London. Yvonne has a pragmatic, client-focused approach to commercial, corporate and data protection law, and works closely with clients to fully understand their commercial and legal needs.

Beata Dunn

Partner | Lawyer

Beata specialises in providing legal advice in several areas of banking and finance including on financial regulation, financial derivatives, prime brokerage, structured finance (including securitisation, project finance and structured finance). She has more than 20 years professional experience and has worked in 4 different cities – Bratislava, Prague, Washington D.C and London. She has advised many financial institutions, wealth managers, funds, firms and corporates (large and small) across many jurisdictions. She is a dual qualified lawyer in England & Wales and in Slovakia and has spent more than 12 years with Baker & McKenzie and Allen & Overy.

Alison Hastie

Partner | Lawyer

Alison is a highly experienced commercial and technology lawyer with 15 years of in-house experience at FTSE 15 companies. In that time Alison has undertaken a wide variety of work including IT and business process outsourcing, business to consumer advice, regulatory issues (including FCA, Ofgem, ICO, Trading Standards and ASA), public sector tendering, business to business sales contracts and litigation management. Alison provides pragmatic solutions to her clients and takes pride in her straightforward approach.

Michael Mulholland

Partner | Lawyer

Michael is a highly experienced lawyer with over 15 years experience specialising in data protection law with experience of working across blue chip companies in diverse sectors including financial services, insurance, energy, medical and defence industries. His expertise lies in advising on data protection related topics including regulatory compliance, governance, policy drafting, establishing governance frameworks and BAU advice.

Karin Henson

Partner | Lawyer

Karin is a highly experienced and very well-regarded employment lawyer having worked in some of the largest UK firms and has over 20 years experience. Her expertise includes settlement agreements; disciplinary and grievance procedures; employment documentation including terms and conditions of employment, staff handbooks, directors service agreements, and consultancy agreements; employment law training and workshops; restructuring and redundancy; TUPE and outsourcing and tenders; discrimination, unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims.

Niamh Christina Gleeson

Partner | Lawyer

Niamh is a highly experienced competition lawyer with over 20 years' experience in competition law specialising in the TMT sector. She has great private practice and in-house experience, having worked at Slaughter & May and Bird & Bird, followed by over 10 years as an in-house competition and regulatory lawyer for major corporations: Apple, British Telecom and Three Mobile. She has a doctorate in competition law from King’s College London and she teaches cloud computing law for LLM students.

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Puja Modha

Partner | Lawyer

Puja is a commercial lawyer and compliance officer with over 8 years experience during which she has worked at Citigroup, Société Générale, MUFG Securities plc and Smart Pension. Her expertise lies in developing compliance programs on data protection, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and anti-slavery and human trafficking. She has experience in conducting risk assessments, building governance frameworks, drafting policies and procedures, reviewing contractual relationships, preparing and delivering training as well as engaging with auditors and regulators (such as the Financial Conduct Authority, National Crime Agency and Crown Prosecution Service).

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Richard Lee

Partner | Lawyer

Richard is a lawyer with 10 years' experience in the legal sector having worked in the city in a variety of corporate finance roles for leading international firms including White & Case and KL Gates, and also as an in-house lawyer and consultant for a range of high-growth technology companies and early stage start-ups. Richard is passionate about helping small businesses get a better deal from professional services and has spent the last 4 years providing legal consultancy services to start-ups and has also developed a range of digital products to help small businesses manage their increasingly complex compliance obligations (www.nimblehr.com for start-ups and www.kompliwise.com for larger companies).

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Rob Morton

Partner | Lawyer

Rob is a lawyer, coming from a major city law firm, and has over 20 years  experience. He specialises in all aspects of non-contentious commercial property matters, working with a wide range of clients, and having advised major UK retailers, restaurants and business/industrial park owners and public bodies. He has particular expertise in landlord and tenant (including leases, licences, re-gearing and variations, security of tenure, and end of term liabilities); buildings and portfolio management; commercialisation of real estate; land and estates management; major projects; operational risk management and developing and implementing operational processes, protocols and training.

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Rowan Middleton-Leal

Partner | Lawyer

Rowan is a commercial transactional lawyer, with over 15 years' experience, both in private practice and in-house. Rowan was the General Counsel for an international charity, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and was responsible for setting-up and running its legal department. Prior to working at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Rowan was a senior manager in Accenture in their financial services legal team, as well as being part of their "market making team" which deals with the most innovative, complex and high value transactions. Rowan has also worked for Herbert Smith in their IP/IT legal team, and (what was) Lloyds TSB as an IT lawyer. 

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Monica Regli

Partner | Lawyer

Monica trained and qualified as a banking lawyer at Allen & Overy. After 6 years at Allen & Overy, Monica left to join the film finance team at Olswang which involved working as both a commercial and finance lawyer. Monica subsequently moved to an in-house position to work as the senior lawyer for Scion Investment Group where she handled a wide range of corporate matters including finance, employment and tax.

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Katharina de Rességuier

Partner | Lawyer

Katharina is a German lawyer with experience in contracts, business law, analysis and drafting expert opinions in a number of areas (ting of expert opinions in a number of different areas (e.g. distribution and commercial agents contracts; software contracts, publishing contracts, intellectual property issues, transportation law, bankruptcy issues). She is also a General Data Protection Regulation specialist. 

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Gemma Cullis

Partner | Lawyer

Gemma has over 20 years' experience gained in private practice (including 8 years at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) and later in-house (Sky, Centrica/British Gas). She is a general commercial lawyer with specialist experience in intellectual property, advertising and marketing law and sponsorship law, having looked after the British Swimming sponsorship for British Gas during an Olympic year. Gemma's strengths lie in seeking pragmatic and commercial solutions to legal problems and in capturing them in concise and clear language.

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Melissa Mape

Partner | Lawyer

Melissa is a very experienced commercial lawyer with particular expertise in the technology sector. She qualified in 2001 as a commercial litigator (commercial, employment and corporate disputes) and then moved to Allen & Overy's corporate team in 2007 where she advised on M&A deals and restructures. Melissa spent 12 months working with the Pensions Regulator advising on regulatory and enforcement powers, working with both the Pensions Regulator and the Department of Work & Pensions on policy matters, and advising on issues relating to the introduction of auto-enrolment. Most recently, Melissa became the general counsel for a large USA private equity backed technology company which was successfully exited in 2019.

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Partner | Data Privacy Consultant

Richard is a passionate consumer / data / data protection champion with 20 years experience helping consumers get a better deal. Although he is not a lawyer, he has spent 10 years working as Martin Lewis' Commercial Head at MoneySavingExpert.com which means he has a deep understanding of consumer rights, but also the commercial realities of running a business. He was the former Data Protection Officer at Smart Pension and passed his CIPP/E & CIPP/M exams whilst dealing with a multitude of complex privacy issues. He also has a real awareness and appreciation for technology and how to utilise the OneTrust solution to ensure data privacy compliance.

Roger A. Oldham

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Partner | Mediation Consultant

Roger has built up over 30 years experience working in the Lloyd’s, London and international insurance marketplace, working for companies such as Aon, HSBC and Marsh. During his career in the insurance sector, Roger has held a number of senior positions, leading technical, claims, operations and change functions, both in the UK and globally. Roger is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and of the Institute of Leadership & Management and a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Sharif Hamid

Partner | Management Consultant

Sharif has over 20 years’ experience delivering risk and compliance large scale remediation and transformation programmes (e.g. HSBC, RBS, Barclays, Lloyds, Visa, GE) across the UK, US, Europe Far East and the Middle East having worked in each region. Such programmes included FCA S166 remediation, anti-money laundering (AML), global financial crime risk models and reporting, KYC international customer due diligence standards and profiles for tier one banks, and strategies for end-to-end traceability of global regulatory obligations such as MiFID2, Brexit, Volcker, CoI, GDPR, Ring Fencing and PSD2 to risks and controls for 240k colleagues in HSBC’s 64 countries. During his career he has developed regular relationships with regulatory bodies such as the FCA, PRA, OCC, OFAC, DFSA, HKMA, MAS, OSFI, AUSTRAC and BaFin.

Arti Healy

Chief of Operations | Head of Business Development

Arti has worked with some of the world's largest companies such as Cisco and GE and is hugely passionate about Aria Grace Law's model of delivering top quality City and global elite lawyers at exceptional value to our clients. She is service driven and adamant that the best practices are to really understand what our clients do and how they do them. It is this insight that makes Aria Grace Law a true partner and a risk eliminator for our clients. 

Seleamah John-Jules

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Chief of Staff

Seleamah has built over 10 years' experience of working in the legal sector within in-house legal teams and private practice. Her experience includes working for companies such as Barclays Capital, UBS, Natwest (formerly RBS), Investec, MUFG Securities plc, Crowell & Moring and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She has progressed from being a Legal Analyst to a Legal Negotiator and has developed an expertise in drafting policies and procedures and forming engagement models which utilise technology, streamline communications and add real-value to organisations.  

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