Manchester based law firm Linder Myers have been bought by Metamorph Law, two years after they avoided administration.
Linder Myers, who trade from Lytham St Annes, Chester and Shrewesbury as well as central Manchester will now reportedly trade as “Linder Myers, part of Metamorph Law”
Metamorph had five acquisitions targeted for 2016 with chief executive Simon Goldhill having stated they are looking to acquire up to 60 firms nationwide.
Simon Goldhill said: “We are delighted to announce the merger with Linder Myers as the first step in fulfilling our strategic plan.
“In addition to Linder Myers providing a very dedicated professional team of lawyers and support staff focused on the needs of their clients, they also have the support functions required to service a multi-office firm of around 200 staff. This merger gives us the base on which we can now anchor our operations and seek to build with subsequent acquisitions nationwide.
“With four separate offices, this effectively is Metamorph Law’s first four deals in one. One more deal was likely in 2016”
Trevor Ward, a former equity partners at Linder Myers is joining Metamorph as head of its bodily injury division
He said: “The decision to merge was unanimous amongst the partners. We have been talking to them since late 2015 and therefore had the opportunity to get to know them well.
“We are excited by their vision for how we can better service our private client and SME clients.”
Former Linder Myers partner Duncan Rawlinson recently joined Harrison Drury as Head of Conveyancing.
Andrew Hosking, Sean Bucknall and Carl Jackson of Quantuma LLP have been advising the Law firm and have completed a Pre-Pack sale of the business and assets of Linder Myers LLP to Metamorph Law Limited. The deal has resulted in all of Linder Myers LLP employees retaining their jobs and all of the client files being transferred over to Metamorph Law Limited.
Andrew Hosking said: “We have worked closely with Linder Myers LLP to ensure that this deal completed smoothly. All employees and client files have been transferred over to Metamorph Law Limited.”