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Senior Property Litigation Solicitor

Remote

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We are growing our commercial litigation team and looking for a senior property litigation solicitor (10 years plus PQE).

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 130 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?

This opportunity is suited to senior property litigator with wide ranging experience including but not limited to

  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 – ss25/26/27 notices.
  • Forfeiture proceedings – relief from forfeiture/wrongful forfeiture claims
  • Lease/license distinction.
  • Commercial possession claims.
  • Dilapidations claims.
  • Break clauses – interpretation and service of notices.
  • Experience of construction related disputes would be a bonus but not essential.

You’ll be experienced in running cases and appeals independently and concurrently.

The bottom line

  • Work where and when you want.
  • No client following is required. We care about experience, expertise and commitment to our clients and our culture.
  • 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.
  • A career opportunity for all levels of experience that meets your needs and that is capable of evolving as you evolve… whether that means intellectually stimulating work for interesting and grateful clients or building a team.
  • Competitive salary and bonus, pension, holiday and healthcare.
  • Full time, part time, flexible hours available.

Ready to apply?

If you are ready to apply this role, please complete the application form using the link below.

Alternatively, if you would like to have an initial informal chat with our Head of talent, Leah Horwood, to find out more about the role, you can call her direct on
07809 475202 or arrange a convenient time to speak by emailing her via leah.horwood@harperjames.co.uk. Please be assured that all conversations are confidential and we will act discreetly throughout the process.

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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.

Head Office

Floor 5, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
Regional Spaces

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
White Building Studios, 1-4 Cumberland Place, Southampton, SO15 2NP
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