July 1st, 2021
Metamorph Group, the fast-growing legal practice consolidator, has purchased QualitySolicitors, the leading legal network of independent solicitors.
The deal takes the group’s underlying revenue to c£37m pa, consisting of 11 law firms, and now additionally the QualitySolicitors network.
QualitySolicitors was previously part of Simplify, having been founded in 2009 to provide members across England and Wales with greater opportunity for growth and increased profitability, with the backing of a trusted consumer brand. From its head office in St Ives, Cambridgeshire QualitySolicitors has built a team of in-house experts, who provide a quality lead generation service alongside a comprehensive range of other benefits to the network members.
The Metamorph group now consists of 12 firms across England, being:
- Multi-practice law firms which include Linder Myers in the north west, Terry Jones in the midlands and Verisona Law, Donnelly & Elliot, Parrott & Coales, Browns Solicitors, Knight Polson and Beeton Edwards in the south
- Beaumont Legal and BPL Solicitors who provide conveyancing services nationwide
- SLC Solicitors which provides debt collection and legal services to the property market
- And now, QualitySolicitors.
Simplify provides market leading conveyancing and property services which help clients to move home and property specialists, like estate agents, housebuilders and probate firms to grow their business. The group has combined 6 of the UK’s largest conveyancing brands, operating on an award winning technology platform, with innovative property and conveyancing sales expertise.
Metamorph Group’s Executive Chairman, Tony Stockdale, said:
“The QualitySolicitors brand is synonymous with delivering high-quality services to the legal sector, and has a loyal membership base that values the company’s ability to help them to develop their business by drawing on a central portfolio of services and resources.
The geographical spread of the existing QualitySolicitors network does not overlap with the locations of our Metamorph owned firms, which means that the current business operations for QualitySolicitors firms will remain unchanged.
Our plan for the future remains to become one of the leading law groups focussed on the private client and SME market. QualitySolicitors becomes an important part of that strategy and we plan to increase its geographical coverage and membership significantly”
Simplify Chief Executive, David Grossman, commented: “This deal partners QualitySolicitors with an ideal new owner for the next stage of their evolution and will allow Simplify to sharpen our focus on continued expansion, including through further acquisitions within the property sector and to deliver against our ambition to simplify moving.”