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GQS Solicitors
288 Baldwins Lane
Hall Green
B28 0XB

Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud Tier 3

GQS Solicitors advises on issues as diverse as complex fraud to defending individuals who are accused of serious crimes such as murder, drug offences and human trafficking.  Ishfaq Qadir and Ahmer Sattar jointly lead the team that also has a specialist regulatory unit as well as a group that deals with motoring offences.

Practice head(s):


‘A firm with excellent client care skills that consistently go above and beyond expectations. Ishfaq Qadir is incredibly thorough and diligent. He’s great with clients and counsel alike. A true professional’.

Small firm that gives a great service. Ishfaq Qadir is extremely knowledgeable and insightful‘.

GQS provides a first class service to its clients in terms of: offering face to face meetings whenever possible, reassurance, first class advice and a can do attitude. I have often heard clients state how this firm makes them feel important. The team is well-known for large scale fraud work‘.

I  have worked on many cases with one of the partners, Ishfaq Qadir, in fraud and general crime cases. He is first rate. His ability to digest huge amounts of material and advise the client succinctly is a wonder to behold. He always makes himself available to his clients on request. His instructions to counsel contain a full assessment of the evidence and he prides himself on obtaining the best result for his clients‘.

The lawyers are extremely experienced and have proven expertise in representing clients for many years in serious and substantial complex fraud cases. They understand the need for organisation and discipline in the preparation of these types of specialist cases‘.

‘I have worked closely with Ishfaq Qadir over the last four years on two very substantial fraud cases. He is an extremely talented solicitor. He is highly organised, immensely professional and excellent with clients. He is a joy to work with‘.

Work highlights

  • Advising on a case concerning drug dealing in South Wales. Millions of pounds worth of cocaine was driven in from England, and hundreds of thousands of pounds worth was sold on.   The allegation is that its client is the head of an organised crime group in Wales which arranges for the delivery of large quantities of class A drugs, namely cocaine, from elsewhere and then distributes those drugs on a large scale.
  • Advised on confiscation proceedings. The case dealt with fraud and money laundering offences committed by members of an organised crime group between 2013 and 2016. The fraud concerned the sale of investments in non-existent schemes.
  • Advised on a case involving an investment fraud whereby investors were induced to enter into a three-year property investment bond through a company. Investors were led to believe that they were investing in a fund to be used for the purchase of distressed residential properties in the London and Essex area, which would be developed or refurbished and resold at a profit.