Escape the traditional law firm set up

People who join us are often looking to escape the traditional law firm setup. We have built our firm from the clients up: we built how we operate through how our clients like to operate. Our clients want fast response times and commercial, practical advice based on real-world business life.

Our lawyers often come from in-house roles and so know how a business operates as well as they know the law. Our previous in-house lawyers sometimes find that they want to work with a range of businesses to stretch their skills. We expect you to know your stuff and be as interested in our clients’ businesses that you can to know theirs too.

We are also attractive to lawyers closer to the start of their career who may feel hampered by the confines of a long PQE before they get to work more closely with clients or lead a team. If you have the ability and the desire, we will help you to deliver your potential quickly.

Most of our lawyers have worked from home since the inception of Harper James in 2014. It allowed us to grow quickly and give our team the flexibility that most wanted. We do have offices now though and those that want to work next to their colleagues in any of our offices around the country, are welcome to do so.

Mavericks, ambitious upstarts, and those looking to work in a way that suits them better and with innovative and entrepreneurial clients, should all apply now.

Our latest stars

We are pleased to welcome some of our newly added stars at Harper James, who are supporting our clients across the full range of commercial law services.

They all play a key role in our ambitious plans to triple the size of our business in the next three years and recruiting 60+ lawyers into all our areas of practice, including corporate, commercial, data protection, employee incentives, financial services, commercial property, employment, intellectual property and dispute resolution.

Contact Leah Horwood, Head of Talent at Harper James, if you would like to progress your career and be a part of our journey. Our process starts with an informal chat.

Would you like to know more about opportunities at Harper James?

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Our people

Male to female ratio
Talented lawyers
Years average PQE
Average YoY growth for the last 3 years
Office Locations
Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield
Practice Areas
Business Support Staff

Interested in joining our team?

For more information about any of our current vacancies or to register your interest in a career at Harper James, please contact our Head of Talent Leah Horwood on 07809 475202 or email a copy of your CV to

Our process starts with an informal chat.

Please note: we are unable to offer work experience placements to students because most of our solicitors work remotely.

Our offices

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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
2-5 Velocity Tower, 1 St Mary’s Square, Sheffield, S1 4LP
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