Self-described consolidator Metamorph Law has announced the second acquisition of a firm.

The business today completed its merger with Shropshire-based SLC Solicitors, a niche practice serving professional commercial and residential landlords. Its founder and previous sole owner, Neil Shearing, becomes a consultant to Metamorph Law.

The first acquisition was completed last year when north-west firm Linder Myers became part of the business, adding around 50 staff members to the headcount.

Metamorph Law chief executive Simon Goldhill said the addition will bring further depth to the firm’s property litigation, commercial and residential property transaction departments. ‘This will also give access for SLC’s existing client base, including their employees, to Metamorph’s private client and corporate legal service offerings,’ he said.

Shearing added: ‘This merger greatly assists the SLC brand being able to offer increased services to the niche sectors our clients operate in, to the business owners and managers within it and to all their staff.’

Metamorph Law, which received an alternative business structure licence last April, was created as a vehicle to acquire, transform and aggregate existing high street firms focused on private client and SME work. Targeted firms are typically in the £2m-£5m turnover range.

The business model is based on the acquisition of the assets and merging of the business of firms within its existing corporate structure, retaining the trading style of the business acquired. The new division will trade as ‘SLC Solicitors, part of Metamorph Law’.