LegalZoom to acquire Beaumont Legal

LegalZoom to acquire Beaumont Legal

American law firm LegalZoom has agreed to acquire Wakefield’s Beaumont Legal for an undisclosed sum.

The takeover by LegalZoom UK, the UK arm of the leading US legal brand, is expected to be complete by the end of the year subject to regulatory approval.

LegalZoom UK chief executive, Craig Holt, said: “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.

He added: “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.”