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Welcome to Lesley!

October 27th, 2015

lesley&GQ

Graeme Quar & Co is delighted to announce the appointment of Lesley Goosen, who joins the team as Graeme’s new PA. 

Born in Wales, Lesley moved to Zimbabwe and South Africa with her family, and carved a career as a legal PA in a career spanning 30 years.

She returned to the UK around eight years ago with her husband and three children, and earlier this month joined the team at Graeme Quar & Co.

She said: “I couldn’t believe it when I arrived — there were balloons, chocolates and a welcome card. That’s never happened before when I’ve joined a firm!

“I’m really excited about being Graeme’s PA and all the new challenges it will bring.”

Graeme’s former PA, Ann Ricketts, who had worked for him directly since he began the firm in Fareham 21 years ago, remains with the business handing over to Lesley and taking on broader secretarial duties.

Graeme said: “We are delighted to welcome Lesley to the business, and I’m sure Ann is relieved to finally be rid of me after 21 years. We’re very excited to moving forward as a new team.”

Michael Dalton, 1952-2015

October 5th, 2015

Michael Dalton   It is with great sadness that we record the passing of Michael Dalton, our consultant in Petersfield from 2012 until serious illness forced him to cease to practise as a lawyer this summer.

Michael qualified as a solicitor in 1981, and founded his own firm, Daltons, in 1986, working from offices on Hayling Island before moving his practice to Petersfield.

Michael’s clients valued his advice on commercial and business matters and particularly on commercial property. Michael was heavily involved in the local business community for many years, including a term as President of the South East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

We know that Michael will be sadly missed by his his clients and the Petersfield business community.  Our thoughts are with his family.