20 Questions with Toby Harper, Founder & CEO

20 Questions with Toby Harper, Founder & CEO

Find out more about the people that keep Harper James running in our latest video series. Members of our talented team are challenged to answer 20 rapid-fire questions about their experience, superpowers and interests.

Next in the spotlight is our Founder and CEO, Toby Harper. Before founding Harper James in 2014, Toby worked at a Midlands based venture capital firm called Midven. It was here, whilst working in a highly entrepreneurial environment, that Toby began to formulate the idea of creating a law firm that was designed to support the needs of venture backed, and ambitious businesses. 

Outside of work, Toby loves nothing more than spending time with his son, entertaining and cooking for his friends.

Discover more about Toby and and his answer to the burning question on many founders' and entrepreneurs' minds… investment or organic growth?

What excites you about your work?

Leading something that is going somewhere and trying to achieve things for me, my family and the people working in the business.

What most surprises clients when they join Harper James?

The quality of advice they can get at the price point we charge.


Work with like-minded individuals and be free from the bureaucracy of traditional law firms

We have ambitious plans to triple the size of our business in the next three years and are 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.

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About the Author

Toby Harper

Toby Harper

Founder & CEO
Toby Harper is the Founder & CEO of Harper James Solicitors, as well as a corporate and commercial solicitor.


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