Qamer Ghafoor > Flint Bishop LLP > Derby, England > Lawyer Profile

Flint Bishop LLP


Chief Execuitve


Qamer Ghafoor implements strategies that drive unrivalled business performance and substantial growth in revenue and subsequent profits across all commercial and private client disciplines.

As an instrumental part in founding Flint Bishop’s management board, Qamer is shaping the future of the organisation through innovation of legal services throughout the UK.

He is the practice head for our Debt Recovery and Dispute Resolution teams, driving them all to achieve Legal 500 Top Tier status.

Qamer also single-handedly built up the firm’s Insurance Litigation team, which is now one of the East Midlands’ largest defendant insurance teams.


Professional Negligence Lawyers Association Member
Property Litigation Association Member


Qamer completed his Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Property litigation

Flint Bishop LLP has a well-respected property litigation practice, which is led by Qamer Ghafoor. It generates a large volume of high-value and complex work, which includes dilapidations claims, issues arising from lease renewals, easements, restrictive covenants and beneficial interest claims, among many other areas. Ghafoor handles a broad-cross section of cases, and has a particular interest in emergency remedies proceedings and property related negligence claims. Nick Wells and Andrew Cochrane are noted for their experience of acting for clients in the licensed trade sector; Wells, in particular, is increasingly being sought-out for advice on matters connected with the new statutory Pubs Code. Senior associate Jo Milward-Hyde has also developed a specialism in the licensed trade industry and, in addition, she has developed a new offering in relation to estates management. Lorna Trueman is also heavily involved in property litigation matters.

East Midlands > Insurance > Professional negligence

At Flint Bishop LLP, department head Qamer Ghafoor is well-versed in professional negligence claims against solicitors, brokers, accountants and surveyors. His team also demonstrates prowess in disputes arising from corporate and commercial property transactions, as well as claims surfacing in the context of trusts and estates. Instructed by individuals and businesses alike, the practice solely undertakes claimant-led instructions.

East Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Flint Bishop LLP‘s practitioners are ‘trained to a high standard, highly professional and intensely enthusiastic’. The team is adept in all forms of defendant insurance litigation, representing a client base which includes government agencies, insurance companies and national self-insured corporations. Its portfolio of work includes several complex large loss claims involving catastrophic injuries, such as those arising from road traffic accidents (RTAs), among other scenarios. Fraudulent personal injury claims and industrial disease cases are also areas of activity. Qamer Ghafoor leads the rapidly growing practice, which recently expanded further with the arrivals of Kiran Ryatt and Laura O’Connor from DAC Beachcroft LLP and Weightmans LLP respectively.

East Midlands > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

(Leading individuals)

Qamer GhafoorFlint Bishop LLP

Flint Bishop LLP has established a reputation as a market-leader for volume commercial (business to business) recoveries, acting for national household name clients. Led by chief executive Qamer Ghafoor, its team provides a single-solution recovery option to clients by handling large-scale outsourced credit collections, and also all aspects of pre-legal early arrears collections, issuing court proceedings and enforcement action. The practice has recently increased its emphasis on pre-legal work, developing a new multi-stage recovery process that uses different communication methods. Three group leaders oversee more than 25 caseworkers across several client recovery teams. Nick Wells and Lorna Trueman are also recommended.

East Midlands > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby

(Hall of Fame)

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Flint Bishop LLP distinguishes itself in industry-shaping and high-profile matters, as evidenced by its recent appearances at the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. ‘Skilled negotiatorNick Wells specialises in handling commercial disputes in specialist lists of the High Court. The firm’s client roster is reflective of the high esteem in which its dispute resolution team is held, with UK and multinational companies, government agencies and public sector bodies turning to it for advice. Qamer Ghafoor has a standout reputation in all areas of commercial dispute resolution, including professional negligence claims, banking litigation and insurance-related claims. Ghafoor has also developed a niche in litigation connected with the waste management sector. Lorna Trueman is another key figure.

East Midlands > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands

(Hall of Fame)

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