Law firms decide to merge and become stronger

TWO law firms have joined forces to create a more comprehensive service for individuals and businesses across the south.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:31 pm
Alison Lee, the managing director of Biscoes Law, and Graeme Quar, the managing director of Graeme Quar & Co, mark the law firms' merger

Commercial specialist Graeme Quar & Co now comes under the Biscoes Law banner, with a combined staff of 100, including 28 fee-earners.

The strategic merger saw five staff at Graeme Quar & Co move from an office in Wickham Road, Fareham, to Biscoes Law’s office in Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth.

Biscoes Law, which traces its roots back 162 years and is led by managing director Alison Lee, has five other offices in Gosport, Portchester, Wickham, Waterlooville and Petersfield.

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Graeme Quar & Co was founded by managing director Graeme Quar 22 years ago, with a team of solicitors working exclusively in commercial law.

Its area of legal expertise includes property transactions, company law, buying and selling businesses, employment law, business disputes, planning law, corporate taxation and insolvency.

Biscoes Law’s services include personal injury, family, accident claims, immigration, military law, wills, trust, probate, mediation and debt recovery.

Mr Quar said: ‘The merger makes for a strong strategic fit, with complementary skill sets, services and geographical reach, underpinned by exemplary customer service.

‘My colleagues and I are excited about the next chapter, being part of a forward-looking legal practice which is ambitious to grow through excellence, innovation and the delivery of real-life solutions for real-life issues.’

Biscoes Law is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Law Society, Hampshire Law Society, the Charity Law Association, Portsmouth Property Association and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

Financial merger details were not disclosed.