Electra Japonas Founder

HI, I’M ELECTRA.

With ten years’ experience as an in-house lawyer in the corporate world, I decided that it was time for a change. I was tired of being part of big, bulky corporations and wanted to create something that would add value. Why the sudden altruism? Well, it was more frustration.

I spent the first four years of my career in the space industry, negotiating and drafting contracts with companies that sent satellites into space. I met some really clever people that made some really silly mistakes. Much of my time was spent managing contracts with small tech startups that were trying to break into the industry and some of the legal risks they regularly took was, quite frankly, eye-watering. Startups would happily sign away their IP, take on disproportionate liability, agree to obligations they couldn’t deliver and generally risk their reputation, time and time again. When asked why they didn’t invest in a lawyer, the response was that they were happy to do the job themselves because they didn’t think the risk was that high and lawyers were just too expensive. Lack of awareness and lack of funds.

After leaving the space industry and moving into the more commercial space of technology contracts for international organisations, I saw the same pattern continue. Promising small companies that had spent years developing their product or business, putting it all at risk for the sake of landing a deal and getting the contract signed and out of the way.

It infuriated me and it made me feel that the only thing I was doing was perpetuating a broken system. So I decided to embark on a different journey, setting up as a startup myself and helping other startups with pragmatic, no-nonsense legal and commercial advice at a price they could afford.

THE LAW BOUTIQUE

We cater to the smaller, under-served businesses and puts some pragmatism and simplicity back into the industry. We believe that by shattering the traditional business model and employing the right people, technology and agile ways of working, we can offer legal services at a quarter of the price and we can do that in plain English. 

Having worked with over 200 startups since we were founded in 2017, The Law Boutique is a startup for startups and our aim is to change the face of law for good without compromise. 

We offer companies a service that is personal, bespoke and of the highest quality, at prices that are fixed and affordable.

WHO ARE WE SUITED TO?

We have two predominant types of client:

1) in-house lawyers that work in fast-growth scale-ups and need legal support, and

2) founders that need either ad hoc or ongoing legal support.

Contact us to find out more about how we can help you.