Foot Anstey supports Access Group on the acquisition of Legal Bricks

The Private Equity team at Foot Anstey LLP has supported and advised Access UK Ltd, on its acquisition of Legal Bricks. The move by Access further enhances its offering in the legal technology sector.

The Foot Anstey team was led by, Matt Stoate (Partner), Dominic Cromwell (Senior Associate), and Jack Harris (Associate), who advised Access on all legal aspects of the acquisition and worked in collaboration with all parties to deliver the desired outcome.

West Midlands-based Legal Bricks was launched in 2017 and delivers a customised online property search platform, as well as conveyancing and anti-money laundering products which is used by law firms and estate agencies to speed up the conveyancing process. All of Legal Bricks' team of over 40 members will be joining Access, bringing further expertise to Access' legal division.

This is the fourth acquisition in relation to which Foot Anstey has supported Access in 2021, having previously advised Access most recently on its acquisition of Oosha, the integrated cloud IT services provider.

Doug Sawers, Managing Director at Access Legal, said: "The addition of Legal Bricks and its innovative suite of property and conveyancing services moves us closer to the goal of a single sign-on, single vendor, single solution.

“We take pride in listening to our customers and we know that creating a digital workplace has never been more important for law firms to facilitate improved client experience and collaboration. The addition of Legal Bricks extends the suite of relevant solutions we provide, adding even more richness for our customers and will provide a more efficient, simplified platform for managing the property and conveyancing process."

Dominic Cromwell, Senior Associate at Foot Anstey said: "we were delighted to have the opportunity to support the Access team on this acquisition and it is fantastic to see the breadth and quality of Access' offering in the legal sector grow from strength to strength. Access' innovative approach and client-centric culture are just a few of the reasons it aligned with Legal Bricks so well. We look forward to working with Access again in the future."

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Foot Anstey team members involved in the acquisition
  • Matt Stoate
  • Dominic Cromwell
  • Jack Harris
  • Shafi Choudhury
  • Beth Horsham
  • Pete Singfield
  • Natalie Chant
  • Chandni Jobanputra
  • Paul Cox
  • Mark Searle
  • Claire Holland
  • Lowenna Carlson
  • Becki Biscoe
  • James Barnett

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