Senior Tax Solicitor - Consultant

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We are looking for a Senior Tax Solicitor to support our Corporate Team on a consultancy basis.

If you are a highly motivated Corporate Solicitor with a passion for the tax aspects of M&A, investments and SEIS and EIS reliefs, we invite you to join our team.

This opportunity is suited to an experienced corporate lawyer (10 years plus PQE) who is already working as a consultant and looking for an additional stream of work (this could flexibility be anything from 5 – 15 hours a month).

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 does the ideal candidate look like?

  • A UK Qualified Solicitor with a minimum of 10 years plus PQE experienced in corporate law, with a focus on tax aspects of M&A and investment transactions, and SEIS and EIS reliefs.
  • Someone to take the lead in drafting and negotiating tax covenants and tax warranties, and assisting our clients with tax disclosures.
  • Someone to take the lead is assisting our clients with applications for advance assurance in respect of SEIS and EIS reliefs, and dealing with HMRC requisitions on the same.
  • Someone with a strong understanding of corporate finance principles, tax law, and regulatory frameworks governing M&A transactions and investments.

What we offer

  • Great quality work supporting forward thinking and innovate business ranging from start-ups and beyond.
  • The opportunity for you to be part of a fast-growing business that is leading innovation in the legal service sector with accelerated professional development and growth opportunities.
  • Competitive hourly rate.

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 Please be assured that all conversations are confidential and we will act discreetly throughout the process.

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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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