New office opens for rradar

Law firm rradar has relocated its Leeds office to the Bruntwood Platform building, New Station Street, after rapidly outgrowing its former space.

Since rradar established its original office in Leeds in 2016, the firm has more than tripled the size of its team, requiring a new space from this month that can support this rate of growth, according to IT director Mark Smith.

Launched in Hull in 2012 with 10 employees and reporting a year-end turnover of £800,000, just a few years later, and with offices in Hull, Leeds and Glasgow, rradar now has more than 100 members of staff and an estimated turnover of £5 million.

Having won numerous accolades in 2017, including a Yorkshire Legal Award, rradar’s growth plans include the continued attraction of exceptional legal talent and top regulatory advisers.

The firm has also attracted a grant from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership for its business growth plans in the area and move to its newly refurbished 4,500 square-foot space in the the Bruntwood Platform.

Yorkshire-based RFD is designing the interior in a similar contemporary style to rradar’s HQ ‘Beacon’ office in Hull.

Gary Gallen, CEO of rradar, said: “We are trying to build a different sort of culture and environment for our lawyers and other colleagues.”

The firm has expansion plans outside of Yorkshire, too. Gallen said: “We’re also increasing capacity in our Glasgow office and there are plans to open three other offices at significant UK locations in the next six months.”