Clients first.

Clients first. It’s easy to say, isn’t it? There probably isn’t a law firm out there that doesn’t say it in some way or other, so how do we persuade you that clients really are everything to us?

3volution is a boutique commercial law practice, based in Leeds but providing advice to clients nationally and internationally. Our clients come back to us. When we ask them what we're doing right, we hear three things time and again.

We get the job done

Clients don’t care about whether someone’s in the Litigation Department, a Corporate lawyer or a ranked lawyer in the Chambers & Partners Guide (though many of our lawyers are). They want their business to be sold, their intellectual property to be protected or their supplier to provide the service it promised. So the first thing we do is to find out what you want and then find you the best person (or people) to get it (and if we don’t think it can be done, we tell you).

We tell you what it’ll cost

Where we can, we’ll offer you a fixed price for the work.  And, unlike many others, we’ll be realistic about what work will be involved.  We know that the last thing you want is a bill that’s double the quote you were originally given. The unexpected happens, but a lot less often than many lawyers would have you believe…

Where we can’t offer you a fixed price, we’ll talk to you about our costs, regularly and openly. No nasty surprises.

We are experts

What we do, we do well. What we don’t do well, we don’t do.

We work with other experts we trust where we need to in order to get the job done. If we can’t help you, we’ll tell you and, where we can, we’ll point you in the direction of someone we trust and rate.

We work with businesses of all sizes across many different industries. Our clients tell us that we’re different, they like what we do, they keep coming back to us and they send us their colleagues, customers, suppliers, family and friends. We believe that working in the way that we do enables us to build long-standing relationships with our clients, which is good for them and us.

Our ethos

A Personal Approach

We know that the best advice comes from lawyers who take the time to listen to their clients in order to understand the issues and their clients' objectives. 

Straightforward Advice

We give helpful, commercial advice in language you will understand.

Trusted Advisers

We want to build long-term relationships with our clients and to be the advisers they turn to for support, whether they are expanding, protecting their business or facing difficult times.

Areas of Expertise

The work we do doesn’t lend itself to comprehensive lists. The section below will give you an idea of what we do, but if you’re in business and have a legal issue, we are sure we can help you (or will know someone who can).

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation

We know that litigation is generally a last resort. It can be expensive, time-consuming and the outcome is rarely, if ever, certain.  We don’t promise to resolve disputes, but we do promise to look at matters objectively and to give you an honest view of your options. If there’s a quick fix (sadly they’re rarely is), we’ll tell you, but, if there isn’t,  we’ll work with you to minimise costs and to achieve an early resolution wherever possible.

We deal with all forms of dispute resolution including court proceedings, arbitration, expert determination and mediation.  Our areas of expertise include:

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Company Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Claims against solicitors, accountants, surveyors, and other professional advisers
  • Claims against insurers
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Mediation.

We also advise in other specialist contentious areas including Financial Services Disputes, Reputation Management and Defamation and Pensions Litigation.

In appropriate cases we may agree to act on a contingent "no win, no fee" basis, such as a conditional fee agreement.

Corporate

Corporate

Companies, Partnerships & Sole Traders

We have a lot of experience supporting SME’s and helping them deal with the issues that are particular to this group of businesses.  We have a well-established reputation for providing the right level of support – whether you are a new start-up, growing and expanding, raising new funding, restructuring, exiting or are in need of on-going advice.

Our corporate team can provide the following services:

  • Business sales and purchases
  • The funding of business through debt or equity structures
  • The amalgamation, merger, reconstruction and restructuring of businesses
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Share schemes, share options and share buy-backs
  • Advice to directors in relation to their duties
  • Management buy-outs
  • Venture capital and private equity transactions
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Statutory and regulatory compliance and governance issues
  • Crowdfunding
Information Technology

Information Technology

We specialise in I.T. Contracts

We provide a wide range of advice for businesses that are investing in IT and need to ensure that they have the right contracts, service level agreements and terms and conditions in place.


We deal with the following areas:

  • SaaS agreements (Software as a Service) - SME’s are increasingly investing large sums of money in IT systems, but often fail to negotiate SAAS agreements that protect their business should relations with suppliers change.  Our role is to ensure that our clients interests (in the short and longer term) are protected through their SAAS agreements
  • On-line Terms and Conditions - we provide advice on best practice, Consumer Law, UK and European directives and will construct T&C’s that specifically suit the needs of on-line businesses (for both B2B and B2C)
  • Website Development and Hosting Agreements
  • Implementation Agreements
  • Agile contracts

I.T. Litigation

Even the most ideal business relationship can go wrong.  We utilise our extensive expertise in IT contracts and work with our clients to resolve disputes as early, quickly and as cost effectively as possible, often succeeding in salvaging a key relationship.  Where this is not possible, we effectively guide our clients through any necessary litigation in order to minimise the disruption to the business which inevitably occurs where the breakdown of such a key relationship arises.

 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Protecting your assets

Successful companies realise the importance of protecting their commercial assets.  For innovative companies, these commercial assets can often reside in the form of registered and unregistered intellectual property such as trade marks, copyright, design rights, patents and confidential information.  We understand the importance of these assets to our clients' businesses and can provide the necessary support and advice to ensure they are protected and exploited so as to maximise their value to you.  We do this by advising in relation to:

  • Identifying what IP you have
  • Registration of trade marks and designs
  • Branding advice
  • Resolving IP disputes
  • Enforcing or defending your IP rights
  • Licensing and assigning IP to maximise its commercial value
  • Collaboration agreements and R&D Agreements

 

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3volution Ltd
10 South Parade
LEEDS
LS1 5QS