Karen Holden

I started ACLF 14 years ago as I wanted to create a law firm that wasn’t just about money.

Or status, but the clients and staff rapport & passion. It was difficult during a recession; starting a family & learning everything that comes with running a business . After a bumpy start , only a suitcase of files and 5k, the firm has grown, it has a reputable place in the market and is a listed legal 500 firm despite its size. We are a niche, dynamic, innovative firm punching above our weight. Our clients are exciting and loyal from autonomous cars and block chain to LGBTQ members to royal family members.

I have a great team who have been amazing but I essentially did take all the risks and did this myself from scratch. I was given freedom of the city in 2018 for my equality work which I am passionate and driven to continue. I have launched in 2022 a female Foumders growth program to support other female founders scale, maintain the growth plan, take in investment and have ongoing support.