Most Recognised Legal Brand in the US Strengthens UK Presence
08 December 2015
LegalZoom Legal Services Ltd (‘LegalZoom UK’), the UK arm of the leading US legal brand, today announced an agreement to acquire Beaumont Legal, an award-winning law firm based in Wakefield, Yorkshire. The acquisition is expected to be complete by the end of the year subject to regulatory approval. Recognised as one of UK’s fastest growing legal businesses, Beaumont Legal currently offers a range of legal services to individuals and businesses. In recent years Beaumont Legal has grown to be one of the UK’s leading providers of conveyancing.
LegalZoom UK Chief Executive, Craig Holt, stated
“We’re building a unique next generation law firm, from the ground up, with a singular, relentless purpose: to best meet the needs of consumers and businesses in the modern era. This requires the perfect blend of technology, lawyers, and other expertise, and Beaumont Legal are an important piece of that jigsaw.”
Nick Masheder, Managing Partner of Beaumont Legal, revealed the acquisition was a catalyst for the start of a significant recruitment drive at the firm:
“This is an unparalleled opportunity to join with the most innovative, well-known legal brand in the world. We’re also looking forward to considerably adding to our existing capabilities with forward-thinking, innovative individuals who want to be part of something truly special.”
With LegalZoom UK preparing to launch in 2016, Holt added,
“We’re meticulously and patiently building something the likes of which has never been seen in the legal market - and remain open to other acquisition opportunities to further that aim. Our consumer and business clients deserve only the very best and we’re going to make sure we take the time to deliver just that.”
About Beaumont Legal
Beaumont Legal have over 200 years of experience and are based in Wakefield, Yorkshire. They are the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards winner of Best Law Firm for Conveyancing for the past three consecutive years and awarded in the Large Conveyancers category in the Times Estate Agency of the Year Awards. They were also the Best Conveyancing Provider in the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards. They are accredited under the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
About LegalZoom UK
LegalZoom UK is an Authorised Business Structure, regulated and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Headquartered in the East Midlands. It is currently preparing for a 2016 launch of its services to businesses and consumers.