Meet the team



Senior solicitors

55 team members

Abby Watson

Abby Watson

Senior Corporate Solicitor

Abby Watson is a senior corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.
Adam Kudryl

Adam Kudryl

Head of Corporate & Employee Incentives

Adam Kudryl is Head of Corporate & Employee Incentives at Harper James Solicitors, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.
Amanda Mitten

Amanda Mitten

Senior Intellectual Property Solicitor

Amanda joined the firm in 2016 and has over ten years of experience in providing commercial and intellectual property services for clients.
Ashley Mott

Ashley Mott

Legal Services Director

Ashley Mott is the Legal Services Director at Harper James, responsible for the delivery of quality legal support for our clients. Ashley is also a solicitor, arbitrator and mediator who joined Harper James from DLA Piper where he spent 28 years, 22 as a partner.
Barik Haider

Barik Haider

Senior Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Barik is a senior dispute resolution solicitor with over 15 years’ experience in litigation and dispute resolution. His recent experience includes substantial and complex claims involving financial investments, tax schemes and commercial loans.
Becky White

Becky White

Senior Data Protection & Privacy Solicitor

Becky is a highly knowledgeable commercial lawyer, specialising in Data Protection and Privacy Law. She can add value to a business by drawing on nearly 20 years of in-house experience.
Brigitta Naunton

Brigitta Naunton

Senior Corporate Solicitor

Brigitta is an experienced corporate solicitor. She specialises in company/business acquisitions and sales, equity fundraising, share reorganisations, management buy-outs, corporate governance and EMI share schemes.
Callum Giliker

Callum Giliker

Corporate Associate

Callum is a corporate associate at Harper James, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and investments, as well as other corporate/commercial matters.
Caroline Trasler

Caroline Trasler

Commercial Solicitor

With over 20 years of experience, Caroline specialises in franchise agreements, business contracts and early-stage commercial support.

Trainee solicitors & legal assistants

6 team members

Adam Khattak

Adam Khattak

Trainee Solicitor

Adam Khattak is a first year trainee solicitor and is currently sat with our Corporate team.
Asim Faraz

Asim Faraz

Legal Assistant

Asim is a Legal Assistant at Harper James. He supports the Corporate team and assists solicitors and clients on a range of matters.
Chetna Ervankai

Chetna Ervankai

Legal Assistant

Chetna is a Legal Assistant at Harper James. She supports the Intellectual Property team and assists solicitors and clients on a range of IP matters.
Daniel Babb

Daniel Babb

Legal Assistant

Daniel is a Legal Assistant at Harper James. He supports the Commercial Property team and assists solicitors and clients on a range of matters.
Ruairi Willis

Ruairi Willis

Legal Assistant

Ruairi is a legal assistant based in our Birmingham office. He helps solicitors and clients across a wide variety of practice areas.
Wajiha Haris

Wajiha Haris

Trainee Solicitor

Wajiha is a trainee solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, having studied at the University of Sheffield. She supports all of our business solicitors.

Client services

4 team members

Ashley Mott

Ashley Mott

Legal Services Director

Ashley Mott is the Legal Services Director at Harper James, responsible for the delivery of quality legal support for our clients. Ashley is also a solicitor, arbitrator and mediator who joined Harper James from DLA Piper where he spent 28 years, 22 as a partner.
Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith

Senior Client Services Executive

Charlotte is involved in the client services aspect of the firm, with the goal of managing client relationships alongside our Client Services Manager, Kate Wright.
Kate Wright

Kate Wright

Solicitor and Head of Client Services

Kate is our head of client services and is also a commercial and corporate lawyer, advising businesses from start-ups up to global companies on everything from investment and franchising to sale and purchase transactions, exits and much more.
Nicky Collins

Nicky Collins

Solicitor and Client Services Manager

Nicky is our Client Services Manager, having previously worked as a commercial and corporate solicitor for 27 years, advising business on their corporate acquisitions and disposals, commercial contracts and arrangements and funding requirements.

Business support

27 team members

Amber Whitehouse

Amber Whitehouse

Digital Marketing Assistant

Amber is responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting of marketing initiatives across all digital platforms.
Andy Fearn

Andy Fearn

Finance Manager

Andy is our Finance Manager, responsible for all aspects of the firm’s financial management.
Ben Morgan

Ben Morgan

Business Development Executive

Ben is a Business Development Executive at Harper James. Working closely with the Senior BD team to develop lasting relationships with clients.
Calum Covell

Calum Covell

Senior Marketing Manager

Calum is responsible for our inbound and outbound marketing, working alongside the other members of the marketing team, he aims to increase our lead generation, client retention and build brand authority.
Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox

Finance Apprentice

Charlie is our Finance Apprentice and is the first point of contact for accounts, he is responsible for responding to support requests and prospective client queries.
Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith

Senior Client Services Executive

Charlotte is involved in the client services aspect of the firm, with the goal of managing client relationships alongside our Client Services Manager, Kate Wright.
Cheyenne Van Den Berg

Cheyenne Van Den Berg

Business development executive

Cheyenne is an executive in our Business Development team, helping identify the legal needs of potential clients.
Evan Tilley

Evan Tilley

Business Development Executive

Evan focuses on developing relationships with new clients, investors and professional service providers.
eve-chike

Eve Chike

Business Development Executive

Eve works as a Business Development Executive having completed her MBA at Sheffield Hallam University.

Management team

3 team members

Ashley Mott

Ashley Mott

Legal Services Director

Ashley Mott is the Legal Services Director at Harper James, responsible for the delivery of quality legal support for our clients. Ashley is also a solicitor, arbitrator and mediator who joined Harper James from DLA Piper where he spent 28 years, 22 as a partner.
Sarah Holmes

Sarah Holmes

Corporate Services Director

Sarah is responsible for the management and development of all non-fee earning activities including Finance, Compliance, Admin, L&D, IT & HR. She is working on improving our internal processes and systems, as well as leading on internal comms, employee engagement and staff welfare.
Toby Harper

Toby Harper

Founder & CEO

Toby Harper is the Founder & CEO of Harper James Solicitors, as well as a corporate & commercial solicitor. He specialises in venture capital and the tech sector.


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