Qamer trained at Geldards (Cardiff) and qualified in October 2002, he joined Flint Bishop as a Junior Assistant Solicitor in January 2003, his drive and determination fast-tracked him to Partner status in 2005, Head of Commercial Litigation in 2007, Managing Partner in 2015 and Chief Executive in 2018.
Qamer manages the firm’s debt recovery team and he is the lead partner on some of the firm’s largest clients, including LexisNexis, Virgin Media Business, UK Mail and Autoglass. Qamer is very ‘hands-on’ in terms of his management skills in both running the department and getting involved in cases generally, it is very much an ‘open door’ policy in the department.
Qamer has quickly built up a fantastic national reputation in heavyweight and technical commercial litigation and insurance-related claims, with associated recoveries. He regularly deals with freezing injunctions, search and seizure orders and other urgent injunction applications in both the Chancery and Queen’s Bench divisions.
Annually, since 2007 Qamer has been selected by The Legal 500, the Guide to the nation’s best lawyers, as one of the UK’s top litigation solicitors. Qamer is one of just a handful of solicitors in the East Midlands to be listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ and one of only two elite lawyers to be listed in the ‘Hall of Fame’ for Commercial Litigation.
The Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories have given Qamer testimonials such as:
The Legal 500 UK 2022:
“‘Qamer Ghafoor: a force of nature. Passionate; determined; hugely energetic; charismatic. He can win a case or force a great settlement through pure force of will. Great fun to work for.”
“Qamer Ghafoor is a tour de force: charismatic: clever, hardworking and absolutely client-focused.”
Chambers UK 2022:
“Qamer is a robust negotiator and strongly commercial litigator. He really cares – success for his clients is everything.”
The Legal 500 2021:
“Qamer Ghafoor is a tour de force: charismatic: clever, hardworking and absolutely client focused.”
Chambers UK 2021:
Chief Executive, Qamer Ghafoor, is regarded by sources as a “commercial and savvy” lawyer who is “very driven and absolutely committed to his clients”.
The Legal 500 2020:
“Qamer Ghafoor has a standout reputation in all areas of commercial dispute resolution, including professional negligence claims, banking litigation and insurance-related claims.”
The Legal 500 2018/19:
“The hugely charismatic Qamer Ghafoor is a very good negotiator and litigator and has a strong tactical sense.”
The Legal 500 2017:
“Qamer Ghafoor makes a client’s dispute his own, battling for the very best outcome with passion and steely charm.”
The Legal 500 2016:
“Very high level of service and excellent attention to detail.”
The Legal 500 2015:
“His quality of advice and level of service is second-to-none.”
The Legal 500 2014:
“First class business acumen” and “regional rates with a London service.” Qamer Ghafoor is “available 24/7”, providing “sound advice” and “a very strong understanding of what is achievable.”
The Legal 500 2013:
“Formidable litigator”. Qamer Ghafoor heads the expanding team at Flint Bishop LLP. Ghafoor “genuinely cares about his cases, works phenomenally hard and brings the kind of approach you would expect from a Partner at a big City firm.”
The Legal 500 2012:
Practice head Qamer Ghafoor “cares deeply about his cases, and so provides a dedicated and personal service”, “A first-rate service to the level of the Magic Circle, with the cost of a regional firm.”
Flint Bishop LLP is recommended for its Claimant practice. Qamer Ghafoor is “hardworking and good with clients.”
The Legal 500 2011:
“An A-star litigator, Qamer Ghafoor has considerable experience in complex and technical commercial litigation, and is regarded as absolutely superb, with a case-handling mentality which is equal to City firms.”
“An absolutely ‘first-rate’ firm, Flint Bishop LLP ‘punches above its weight’ on contractual claims for clients in the insurance, building services and waste recycling sectors. Qamer Ghafoor is the kind of solicitor you would walk through fire for.”
The Legal 500 2010:
“A-star litigator with case-handling mentality which is ‘equal to City firms’.”
Qamer was shortlisted in the 2016 Managing Partner Forum Awards as an inspiring leader responsible for implementing excellent strategy and vision into Flint Bishop.