A West Midlands-based law firm, specialising in working with the IT sector, has moved into new premises as it progresses with its expansion plans.
Drayson Law has moved into offices at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Blythe Valley Innovation Centre near Solihull and also added a new junior solicitor to the team.
The firm was established in 2008 by Charles Drayson, who has specialised in working with the IT industry for around 15 years, opens its offices following a year as a virtual tenant at the Blythe Valley Park-based centre.
The company, which focuses entirely on commercial contracts relating to IT, has also appointed Jane Burns to aid its growth across the UK.
Ms Burns joins the firm following a short career break, with more additions anticipated over the next six months according to Mr Drayson.
“Although the legal sector has been very much in the doldrums for some time now we’ve developed a really good niche. We work exclusively with technology companies, advising businesses on software license, development, service and outsourcing agreements.
‘‘The sector is very healthy and moving into the Innovation Centre suits us well due to the large number of technology firms based here and close by in the region. Being a virtual tenant suited us well as we had the option of using the centre’s facilities, but the time was right for us to take up tenancy due to the growth in work we’re doing, which is all across the UK.’’
Nigel Shaw, centre manager at Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, said Drayson Law’s growth was a perfect example of a start-up business using virtual tenancy to its advantage. He said: “Drayson Law benefited from the full range of support services on offer through the park over the last year and has chosen to expand when the time is right for the company.”