Our mission is to change the way that companies find, engage and manage lawyers – and to provide law firms with new opportunities based on their expertise, pricing and service.
Lawcadia is a new way to find, engage and manage law firms that promotes accurate, transparent pricing and accountability without compromising service or quality.
Lawcadia’s Procurement Tool gives you access to quality law firms, locally and cross-border, so that you can find the best lawyers for your legal matters. Lawcadia only allows top-tier, mid-tier, international and quality boutique firms to pitch for work on our Platform.
Lawcadia’s unique two-stage procurement process helps companies review and compare high-level pitches and detailed proposals so you can make the best procurement decisions.
Lawcadia’s Financial Reporting Tool provides a clear framework for companies to review fees, giving visibility and accurate reporting on what has been charged, what is in progress and what is coming up for each matter.
Lawcadia’s client dashboard provides a single location to manage all of your matters, regardless of the firms you engage or jurisdictions in which you operate.
Lawcadia’s Rating System builds trust and accountability throughout the Lawcadia community. At the end of a matter lawyers are reviewed based on six key factors including pricing transparency, expertise and commerciality of advice.
This holds lawyers accountable for their pricing and service, and also assists future legal procurement decisions for all Lawcadia users.
Lawcadia was founded in Brisbane, Australia, by senior corporate lawyer Warwick Walsh, who has worked across multiple jurisdictions and experienced first-hand many of the challenges faced by both companies and law firms. After 15 years in the industry Warwick saw an opportunity to improve the way that legal services are procured by companies and to provide new opportunities for law firms to win work outside of existing relationships.
The name “Lawcadia” is inspired by the Greek word “arcadia”, which refers to an idyllic place of natural beauty, peace and simplicity, often compared to the philosophical ideal of Utopia. Many of the values that drive Lawcadia forward derive from this: a strong belief in honesty, integrity and simplicity.
So, if transparency and accountability for pricing and service is what matters to you, then find your way to a better legal market: Lawcadia.
Warwick Walsh, CEO & Founder
Warwick has over 15 years of experience as a corporate lawyer, having worked at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) in Sydney, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Olswang in London and most recently McCullough Robertson in Brisbane. Warwick also has considerable experience in the Asian legal market, having advised numerous companies on investments and acquisitions in Australia in recent years.
Warwick also led the corporate practice of a boutique law firm in Brisbane for two years, where he gained invaluable leadership and management experience and insights into the management of professional services firms and the challenges faced by those organisations.
Warwick ceased legal practice in September 2015 to devote his entire attention to Lawcadia.