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Flint Bishop against £bn global law firms at this year’s MP Forum 2017 awards

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One of the region’s largest independent law firms, Flint Bishop Solicitors, are delighted that its Managing Partner, Qamer Ghafoor has been recognised for his contribution to the professional services sector, at this year’s Managing Partner Awards 2017 by MP Forum.

Managing Partner Forum (MPF) is a trading name of Practice Management International LLP. MPF is a membership organisation dedicated to helping professional firms grow by providing insights to improve performance, increase profitability and prepare for their future. Some of the UK’s largest law firms members.

The firm, which boasts 25 award wins and shortlists in the last few years, have been recognised for their “Best co-ordination in winning new work”. This nomination is in recognition of the strategies implemented by Qamer in the fields of Litigation, Debt Recovery and Insurance Litigation, which have resulted in obtaining new business from several household name clients, including the likes of LexisNexis, UK Mail, Costcutter, Office Depot, Autoglass, Marley Eternit and Haven Insurance, to name a few.

Flint Bishop are up against some of the largest law firms in the world, which include Dentons, JLL and Pérez-Llorca. To put this into perspective, the combined turnover for these law firms is 800 times greater than the turnover at Flint Bishop. Dentons currently have 145 offices in 59 countries. JLL are a FTSE firm whose turnover exceeded $6bn with 60,000 employees in its 80 countries. Perez-Llorca were finalists in European Law Firm of the Year hosted by the Lawyer and have offices in Madrid, Barcelona, London and New York.

To be up against firms of this size and global presence is a measure of the growing reputation of Flint Bishop and strategic vision by one of only a handful of Elite lawyers in the region, Qamer Ghafoor.

Qamer is Managing Partner of Commercial Service and lead Partner for Business Development and Marketing – all of whom have contributed to the success of the business, resulting in this nomination.

Qamer comments, “Law firms are always benchmarked against other firms based on size, locality and turnover, however, this award evidences that our capabilities are at least equal to the delivery and operations of firms that are many times larger than Flint Bishop.

I am delighted that we have been nominated for an award of this nature and to be recognised for the efforts of our specialist team of support staff and lawyers, who continue to support and grow our business on a day-to-day basis.

We are seeing growth in every area of the firm and we’re pleased to be recognised for this at this year’s MP Forum 2017 Awards.”

The awards will be celebrated at a prestigious black tie event, calling leading Managing Partners and high profile lawyers from across the UK, to London on 8th March 2017. This evening is usually a sell-out event, which recognises only the best performing professional services organisations in its class.

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