EOS Law ‘making real progress’ says Woolley

SIMON Woolley, founder of EOS Law, the boutique business-focused law firm, says the new venture is “making real progress” and revenues in its second-full year of trading rose 40%.

Mr Woolley, who left international firm DLA Piper in 2009 where he had been managing partner of its Manchester office, has built up a team of 25 people based at 82 King Street in Manchester city centre.

He launched EOS in May 2010, and opened the office and made his first hires the following April.

Recent deal activity has seen EOS involved in Endless’ buyout of Oldham chemicals firm James Briggs and also being appointed to several banking panels.

Mr Woolley, said: “Despite the toughest market conditions, and having to deal with the inherent challenges of a significant start-up, we are making real progress. It is particularly pleasing how many new clients are instructing the firm across all of our service lines – everything from a £250m refinancing to national renewables work.  

“In addition to securing a position on three bank panels, the differentiated proposition of EOS Law is proving an attractive alternative to quality North West clients.”

Other deals the firm has acted on include the refinancing of Inspired Energy, advising Mercater on the sale of its business to Saltus, as well as advising HLD on it acquisition of Spring Ram.

Mr Woolley added: “Over the next year, initiatives currently underway will further strengthen our business and service to clients.”