08/09/2019: Internet Fraud Protection with Graeme Quar & Co.
Dealing with commercial law since 2004, our law firm knows how to protect you and your business against financial fraud, and provide you with clear information and legal advice on how to indemnify your funds.
With cyber crime on the increase, it is vital you are vigilant and safeguard your personal and financial information. Do not hesitate, to report the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre for the police in case of contact with online frauders. But the key point is that every business and individual needs to be aware of the common sense steps that can be taken to minimize the chances of becoming a victim of fraud.
For legal help and more information call Graeme Quar & Co. because we are the solicitors who speak your language.
17/11/2011: Graeme Quar Opens New Petersfield Office
Leading regional law firm Graeme Quar & Co Solicitors has opened its newest branch office in Petersfield.
Based in Fareham, the firm specialises in providing a full range of legal services and advice solely to business clients across Hampshire and surrounding counties. The new office is in Spain Buildings, a short walk from Petersfield town centre, and will be open for both appointments and drop-in consultations.
The Petersfield team, led by managing director Graeme Quar, includes experienced litigation and dispute expert Gabor Kovacs, and commercial property specialist Joe Campbell.
“Expanding into Petersfield is a huge step for our business, but we’re convinced it’s the right move at the right time,” says Graeme. “Our turnover has risen by 38% in the last 12 months, reflecting the buoyant mood among our clients, who’ve been busily buying, selling, starting up and developing enterprises all over Hampshire. We’ve also seen strong growth in our commercial property work. We’ll still have our main HQ in Fareham, but the new office means we can give more clients and businesses direct, easy access to our unique experience and expertise.”
26/08/2011: Solicitor chalks up another success
When Lynne Gregory purchased the 147 Snooker Club in Gosport in 2008, she used the services of local business solicitors Graeme Quar & Co to secure the purchase.
Three years later, the specialist law firm was called in again to help with the sale of the business, transformed in that time from a loss making operation to a thriving going concern by Lynne and husband David Lowman.
“We are proud to have turned around the fortunes of the Club in order to find a buyer 3 years on” explained Lynne. “Against a backdrop of a weak economy in the much maligned pub trade, with hard work, commitment and innovation it’s been a really successful outcome for us.”
Graeme Quar & Co have had a busy 12 months working with many SMEs along the south coast and have experienced a 11% growth in turnover.
“Selling a business can sometimes be very stressful and long drawn out” Managing Director Graeme Quar told us. “We aim to make it as easy as possible by explaining every step in layman’s terms for our clients.”
This certainly is Lynne’s experience of the process.
“Everything ran so smoothly from our solicitors’ side” she enthused. “I have been using Graeme and his team for over 13 years and have had truly excellent service every single time.”
23/06/2011: Business looks sew good for the future
A 36 year old embroidered clothing company in Fareham has been given a fresh lease of life with support from a leading local business law firm.
The completion last week of the sale of Ktees Clothing Limited to Lester Eyres will enable modernisation work to begin, increasing the operational capability and efficiency of the business with new digital equipment and practices. The firm produces decorated, screen printed, embroidered or vinyl corporate and promotional wear and has an exciting future ahead under the expert leadership of the new owners.
“It’s been a hectic but exciting first week getting hands-on with the business and we’re really happy to be here” commented Lester. “negotiating with the seller took sometime, but we have received fantastic legal support to enable it to come together successfully for us.”
Based on a personal recommendation, Lester worked with Graeme Quar & Co Limited in Fareham, who specialise in business legal services to SMEs. In the last 12 months they themselves have seen a 10% growth in turnover, taken on new staff and continue to recruit to handle demand for their services.
“The south coast is still buzzing with opportunities for business owners” Graeme Quar told us. �But the process is not for the faint hearted. There are numerous pitfalls along the way. We are an expanding SME ourselves, which helps us to fundamentally understand our clients’ concerns, vision and business landscape, as well as protecting and guiding them through the legalities of the sale or purchase.”
With big designs on the future, Ktees Clothing Limited certainly looks like one to watch for 2011/12.
13/09/2010: New face at local law firm
Local business law firm Graeme Quar & Co has started the new year with a new solicitor in their midst, experienced litigation and dispute expert Gabor Kovacs.
Gabor (51) joins the firm from Bells in Farnham, having previously worked for over 8 years at Blake Lapthorn, after relocating to Swanmore from London.
“We are thrilled to have Gabor with us” explained Graeme Quar. “He has a wonderful affinity with clients and a real passion for understanding their business to be able to give the right advice and services. It’s something our clients value highly about us.”
Outside of his legal pursuits, Gabor is a keen photographer and follows the independent music scene avidly, for which he is known as an active social media blogger.
“Getting out to see clients rather than being desk-bound is something I am very much looking forward to” Gabor told us. “It’s not often you see a solicitor donning wellies and happily wandering around a farm, but clients come in all shapes and sizes and when you are dealing with environmental or planning disputes, that’s the fun part of the working day!”
No doubt Gabor will be utilising his farm knowledge to help with the company’s other passion raising funds to send cows & to provide training to rural communities in Africa as part of the charitable work of Send A Cow. Graeme Quar recently undertook a visit to Kenya to see first hand how the charitys money is helping families become self-sufficient.
“Local businesses have already contributed over 800 since Christmas towards the 2011 target we have of raising 2000” Graeme enthused. “This money will pay for livestock, equipment and training for a community in the Western Highlands of Kenya, achieved with the generous help of our clients.”
03/11/2010: Out of Africa experience for legal expert
It’s not often that you hear a solicitor talking enthusiastically about cows. But for Graeme Quar it’s a passion that has just taken him on a remarkable 12 day journey, visiting rural communities in the western highlands of Kenya.
A long-time supporter of the development charity Send a Cow, Graeme saw for himself during his trip how monies donated to the charity are being used on the ground, providing livestock and land management training to struggling families.
“We visited 8 groups during our time in Kenya” explained Graeme, who runs Fareham-based law firm Graeme Quar & Co. “These included the Opendo Group on the Ugandan border and a group of HIV positive woman working together to build a better life for themselves with the help of Send A Cow. It was both a humbling and inspiring experience to spend time within these communities and meet these incredibly hard working individuals.”
The charity provides a dairy cow or dairy goat to poor families in Africa, alongside training in animal husbandry and welfare and veterinary support. The animals provide nutritious milk and manure to grow vegetables, feeding the family and allowing surplus to be sold to generate income which is often used to buy pens, books and uniforms for school.
“People really are able to leave poverty for good and build a better future through schemes like this” Graeme told us. “With Christmas on the horizon, I would encourage anyone looking for something different that makes a difference to consider buying gifts from the Send a Cow Christmas catalogue.”
Send a Cow pioneered the charity Christmas gift catalogue in the UK 10 years ago, allowing people to buy gifts like cows, trees and seeds. It has since revolutionised the way people give to charity today, raising millions for people in desperate need.
A great £6 stocking filler present will buy a chicken, rabbit or “magic muck”, which demonstrates how to make compost that can boost crop yield four fold. Just £12 provides 4 fruit tree saplings.
“To take time out from his busy business commitments to visit such remote regions is very inspiring” said Robin Newbury of Tecknowledge, a client of Graeme Quar & Co. “Even in the midst of a recession, Graeme has seen for himself that any small donations that companies are able to make can have a hugely beneficial impact on a family in Africa.”
Send a Cow is always looking for support and donations from individuals and companies and there are opportunities to sponsor individual long term projects over 5 years with direct contact with groups involved.
20/09/2010: Fabricating a new future
A company with a rich heritage of engineering excellence has successfully completed the integration of a recent acquisition into their business.
Rimor, based in Denmead, works extensively with energy, semi-conductor & aerospace industries employing 100 people. Four months ago they purchased Arnside Industrial in Waterlooville to extend their manufacturing capabilities.
“We identified Arnside as a critical element to our growth and market penetration” explained CEO Chris Riley. “Despite acquisitions being a complicated and sometimes long drawn out process, we used an expert local law firm Graeme Quar & Co. They consulted, directed and completed all the legal requirements with considerable ease, helping our management team to concentrate on strategic planning after acquisition.”
“Acquisitions are exciting but stressful times for companies” Graeme Quar told us. “Our expertise and no-nonsense approach is designed to help relieve the pressure and deliver a legally compliant result in the quickest time possible.”
After a comprehensive program of investment, 5S implementation and personnel development, the new Rimor facility is now operating to exceptional standards in the highly demanding area of technical fabrications. General Manager of the new facility, Mark Roberts, is enthusiastic about the future.
“We have already recruited an apprentice to the Fabrication division, the fourth to join the company since April 2010. All divisions are now pushing forward to attain a new level of AS9100 quality approval standards.”
To find out more visit www.rimor.co.uk.
06/09/2010: New future beckons for boutique
A leading south coast legal practice has received rave reviews from a satisfied customer after successfully negotiating the legal high seas for the opening of their clothing boutique in Chichester.
Caroline Smith has recently purchased a fashion shop in Baffins Court, Chichester which opened its doors on 20th August with a new look, stock and trading name of Floressa Boutique. In future months famous name brands in ladies fashion will appear on the rails including Armani Jeans and shoes & jewellery from Vivienne Westwood.
“I used Graeme Quar & Co solicitors to support me on the business purchase, transfer and premises lease work” explained Caroline. “It was an unexpectedly hassle-free process with them. Graeme Quar is personable, he speaks in English, explains everything clearly and easily and was always accessible and available when I needed to speak to him.”
Caroline is holding a launch party at the boutique on Thursday 21st October with champagne and canopes. “I’d love local shoppers to come and have a look at our great range.”
Fareham-based business lawyers Graeme Quar & Co pride themselves on their no-nonsense approach to legal matters for SMEs. In a recent customer survey over 95% of respondents rated the specialist business law firm highly for aspects such as being friendly & approachable, knowing their “stuff” and explaining things clearly without legal jargon.
“We get the majority of our new business through referrals across the south coast from existing clients” Graeme Quar commented. “It’s validation that our approach works and makes a difference to the way small businesses work, without breaking the bank.”
To find out more visit www.floressa-boutique.co.uk.