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share business acumen with other Hampshire businesses. Several of the firms’ employees, including managing director Alison Lee, are also members of BNI chapters, which enables the Biscoes team to network with other local businesses and gain knowledge and connections while supporting other businesses with work referral.

Biscoes is a keen supporter of local media and the local press, particularly the local community radio station Express FM. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, members of the Biscoes team have been making weekly guest appearances with information on various legal topics to help local people at this difficult time.

The Biscoes’ conveyancing department maintain excellent relationships with local estate agents, mortgage brokers, lenders and surveyors in order to make what can be an extremely stressful process as seamless as possible for individuals and families in the Portsmouth area.

Biscoes maintains membership status within the Law Society’s conveyancing quality team and has the prestigious Lexcel award and ISO 9001:2105 management standard, only awarded to businesses which evidence achieving high standard levels of business management and client service across their organisations.

The renowned Biscoes commercial team work with Portsmouth businesses on all their legal needs, including commercial property transactions, mergers and acquisitions, share sales and purchases, commercial dispute resolution and employment matters.

The head of department, Graeme Quar, Portsmouth university’s resident entrepreneur, and the commercial team were due to deliver a number of seminars for local business owners, on topics such as marketing and growth. Since the Covid 19 pandemic, these seminars have been updated to online

Alison Lee, managing director

seminars in order to reach as many people as safely as possible.

Biscoes’ work within the legal sector has been recognised with various local and national awards and nominations, including being shortlisted for Large Business of the Year and Employer of the Year at Portsmouth News’ 2020 Business Excellence Awards. Biscoes also scooped the Hampshire Incorporated Law Society award for Firm of the Year (under 20 partners) and the LawNet UK 2019 Enterprise Award.

Lee said of the firm: “Biscoes Solicitors are part of the fabric of the great city of Portsmouth and we are proud to continue our work here and across Hampshire, supporting individuals and businesses throughout their triumphs and more difficult times. We care deeply about our people, and in turn our people care deeply about doing the best job for the clients we serve.”

She added: “As we like to say… ‘When it’s important to you, come to us’.” Alison Lee


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