Metamorph moves into Yorkshire with acquisition of Beaumont Legal

Metamorph moves into Yorkshire with acquisition of Beaumont Legal

Expanding legal services group Metamorph has moved into Yorkshire with the acquisition of Wakefield-based Beaumont Legal.

Beaumont Legal, set up and trading as an alternative business structure, provides residential conveyancing and remortgage services, and does some wills and probate work.

Metamorph acquired Beaumont Legal for an undisclosed sum from US-based tech firm LegalZoom, which bought the conveyancing specialist in 2015 ahead of a planned UK launch.

The acquisition strengthens Metamorph’s national coverage and takes the group’s underlying revenue to in excess of £30m per annum. Beaumont Legal’s 129 members of staff will boost the total number of staff in the group to more than 550.

The Metamorph group now consists of eight law firms across England, with BPL Solicitors already providing conveyancing services nationwide and SLC Solicitors providing debt collection and legal services to the property market.

Multi-practice law firms Linder Myers in the northwest, Terry Jones in the Midlands, and Verisona Law, Donnelly & Elliot and Parrott & Coales in the south, offer regional focuses.

Commenting on the acquisition of Beaumont Legal, Metamorph Group executive chairman Tony Stockdale said: “The acquisition of Beaumont Legal adds further depth and quality to our client service offering. Such a long established firm with over 200 years of history compliments our current portfolio of brands and geographical coverage perfectly.”

“The deal is another exciting step forward in our objective to become one of the leading law firms in England focused on private client and SME work.”

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