3volution moves to new premises as it keeps growing

A commercial law firm from Leeds has moved into bigger premises following a period of rapid growth.

3volution, which was founded by three ex-partners from Lee & Priestley, has moved from King Street in Leeds to 10 South Parade, in the heart of the city’s professional quarter.

3volution has taken the 3,665 sq ft second floor suite at South Parade on a 10-year-lease.

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Louise Handley, a partner with 3volution, said: “We now have 19 staff and are looking to expand. We had outgrown our premises at King Street and needed the extra space,

“Our business is flourishing and we know that the new premises at will give us a fantastic platform for further growth.”

3volution was founded in May 2011 by Jonathan Priestley, Ms Handley and Tim Stone. It is a boutique commercial law firm focusing on four areas - commercial litigation, corporate work, employment law, finance, intellectual property and information technology.

Ms Handley said 3volution had been established because “we knew we could things better”.

“We have very strong and loyal clients who continue to give us work,’’ she added.

The new offices have space to accommodate around 40 staff.

Last year. 3volution was appointed as one of the firms on Bradford-based supermarket chain Morrisons’ external legal panel. The firm will be providing IP advice to the retail giant.

Ms Handley said: “This is a fantastic appointment for us and we look forward to supporting Morrisons as they continue to build their already very strong brand”.

Ms Handley’s work includes IP exploitation and protection for clients in various sectors including a number of universities, Government bodies, biotech and pharmaceutical companies and various digital, media and games companies.

Mr Priestley, who was formerly a partner in the corporate department at Addleshaw Goddard, specialises in venture capital and private equity work, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reconstruction, acting for owners, funders and management.

Mr Stone specialises in commercial litigation work, dealing with disputes arising from business agreements and corporate transactions, shareholders disputes and claims against professional advisers. He has particular expertise in pensions disputes and has acted in a number of significant case.