Our mission has always been to build the 'leading national law firm for entrepreneurial businesses' and our strong performance during the pandemic, which saw rising numbers of entrepreneurs turn to us for support in starting and growing their businesses, is testament to this.
It wasn’t too long ago that we would have dubbed ourselves as the start-up law firm supporting start-ups. Walking the same path as many of our clients, we no longer think of ourselves as a start-up but a business entering a new phase of growth as a scale-up.
We are embarking on a recruitment campaign which aims to more than double our number of lawyers, attracting 60 new solicitors by 2025. And we’ve already made a strong start to 2022 - hiring ten new lawyers into our Commercial, Property, Corporate, Data Protection, Employment, IP and Client Services teams since January, with four more due to join by the end of May.
We have also bolstered our client services team with the appointment of corporate solicitor Nicky Collins as Client Services Manager, who will assist in ensuring the best quality of service is provided to the 2,000+ businesses Harper James supports. The client services team is a key and unique part of our business model, acting as a single point of contact for clients and ensuring that legal engagements run smoothly, on budget and on time.
Outlining our future plans, Founder & CEO Toby Harper, said: 'It’s incredibly exciting to see us take the first step in realising our big plans for growth. Central to this is recruiting the very best lawyers and business support staff to help the growing number of businesses who are turning to the Harper James way of receiving legal support.'
Our aim is to build the leading national law firm for entrepreneurial businesses. We have already welcomed new staff to the Harper James family this year and are looking to recruit many more by the end of the year. The interest we’ve had from candidates so far, and the number due to join, is a validation that what we do and the way we operate, truly sets us apart from other legal service providers in the industry.
Recent senior appointments include:
Nicky Collins - appointed as Harper James’ Client Services manager.
Shirin Hussin - joined as a Commercial and Intellectual Property Solicitor
Lillian Tsang – a Senior Data Protection and Privacy Solicitor,who works as part of the commercial and data protection team. She is joined in that team by Nicola Thoday, a Senior Commercial and Data Protection Solicitor.
We have also boosted our commercial property offering with the appointment of Paul Davies, and Kara Corbett, who both join us as Senior Commercial Property Solicitors.
Brigitta Naunton – joined as a Senior Corporate Solicitor.
Samantha Owen - joined as a Senior Employment Solicitor.
As a law firm designed exclusively to champion ambitious and entrepreneurial businesses, we enable our clients to access expert legal advice at an affordable cost when they need it most.
The Harper James model of remote-working lawyers, use of technology coupled with unique subscription plans, enables us to provide accessible and cost-effective business legal services without compromising on quality. Key to delivering our high-quality legal support is the exceptional experience of our solicitors. Almost all of our lawyers have previously worked for a top 100 UK law firm or in-house at large international businesses. Many have achieved partner level or beyond, with at least ten years post qualified experience – come and meet the team.