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Senior Construction Solicitor/Partner

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Harper James is a growing, ambitious commercial law firm like no other. We are looking to recruit our next Senior Construction Solicitor/Partner.

Who we are

Harper James is a national commercial law firm designed to support entrepreneurial businesses from start-up to exit. We aspire to disrupt the model for which legal services are provided to businesses. The firm’s innovative approach to delivering highly tailored and accessible legal advice is considered genuinely different to the establishment.

Harper James was founded in 2014 and continues to grow at c40%+ year on year. This financial year, more than 120 people will support more than 2,500 businesses and our turnover will exceed £13m. We expect to double in size over the next 3 years.

What we offer

Our lawyers work on an employed and flexible basis, working remotely with access to meeting space in Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Manchester, Oxford and Sheffield.

We work really hard to ensure our lawyers feel part of a team so they can collaborate, share ideas and enjoy each other’s company. The remote set up allows people to work from wherever they want, to give people the flexibility they need, for whatever reason. But, we want people to feel that they belong to an ambitious company and that their contribution towards our growth is recognized individually and as a team.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

We are looking for someone who can partner with us to service our existing clients and build on our construction practice. A client following is preferred, or you will need to demonstrate that you are well-networked and able to drive our construction practice forward.

To do so, you’ll be supported by a strong back-office infrastructure including finance, marketing and business development to ensure that your time is focused on servicing clients and attracting new ones.

This opportunity is suited to a lawyer with wide ranging construction experience covering a caseload of contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Our clients’ projects are varied across a broad range of sectors and includes negotiating, drafting and amending a range of construction contracts and supporting clients on large scale projects.

The bottom line

  • This is an opportunity to play a fundamental part in the growth of the construction practice.
  • Work where and when you want.
  • An environment with no politics, no bureaucracy and a great team of people who all play a fundamental part in the success and continued growth of the business.
  • Competitive salary and bonus, pension, holiday and healthcare.

Ready to apply?

We’d like to start the process by inviting you to an informal chat with our Head of Talent Acquisition, Leah Horwood. Be assured that all conversations are confidential and we will act discreetly throughout the process.

You can call Leah direct on 07809 475202 or arrange a convenient time to speak by emailing her via leah.horwood@harperjames.co.uk.

Please complete the application form using the link below.

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Harper James by the numbers

48:52
Male to Female ratio
67
Talented lawyers
17
Years Average PQE
44%
Average YoY growth for the last 3 years
6
Office Locations
Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield
13
Practice Areas
40
Business support staff

Our offices

A national law firm

A national law firm

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Floor 5, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
1st Floor, Dearing House, 1 Young St, Sheffield, S1 4UP
A national law firm