Beaumont Legal acquired by LegalZoom

US-based legal services firm are to acquire Yorkshire-based Beaumont Legal, subject to regulatory approval.

Wakefield’s Beaumont Legal are one of the UK’s leading conveyancing firms. Managing Partner at Beaumont, Nick Masheder has stated they hope to create one of the best places to work in law in the UK.

The move comes as the US-based LegalZoom look to launch their UK arm in 2016.

Nick Masheder said: “We plan to create the best place to work, not just in the conveyancing market but the whole legal market – a fun, dynamic, exciting place, offering the absolute best products and services.

“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.”

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.”

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