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Senior solicitors

68 team members

Abby Watson is a senior corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.
Adam Khattak is a commercial solicitor at Harper James, having joined the firm in 2019.
Adam Kudryl is a Partner and Head of Corporate at Harper James, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.
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.
With over 30 years of experience in corporate law, he has advised businesses from high growth start-ups to FTSE 100 (and international equivalent) in their M&A strategy, execution, fundraisings and joint ventures.
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 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.
Ben is a dual-qualified solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (qualifying in 2016) and assists clients with trade mark clearance searching, brand strategy and world wide trade mark protection as well as dealing with a range of intellectual property disputes and litigation.
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.

Paralegals, trainee solicitors and legal assistants

8 team members

Chetna is a Trainee Solicitor at Harper James. She supports the Corporate team and assists solicitors and clients on a range of matters.
Claire qualified as a CITMA Paralegal in 2018 and has over 25 years experience as an administrator.
Daniel is a Trainee Solicitor at Harper James. He supports the Commercial Property team and assists solicitors and clients on a range of matters.
Jayne has 13 years of legal experience, and 19 years of experience in banking. She has a specialist paralegal practice qualification in company law, graduating in 2017.
Jen joins us from S&P Global Limited for a period of almost 13 years. Initially, she joined as an Executive Assistant where her role evolved to that of a Corporate Paralegal, and eventually, she was promoted to Senior Corporate Paralegal.
Louise advises primarily on trade mark protection, and has over eighteen years experience in intellectual property.
Pragya is a legal assistant in the Dispute Resolution team, where she helps clients succeed by assisting solicitors with a variety of dispute resolution and litigation matters.
Ruairi Willis is a second-year trainee solicitor. He is currently with the IP team in his third seat.

Client services

7 team members

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 has previously been a lawyer and small business owner, allowing her to empathise with clients and understand their daily challenges.
With over 18 years of customer service experience, Donna supports our Client Services team as an administrator.
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.
Laura helps clients identify the right type of legal advice needed to operate and grow their business, while ensuring that the support and guidance our solicitors provide exceeds expectations.
Nicky is a Partner in Client Services, 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.
Selina works closely with clients to understand their individual requirements, helping ensure that they receive first-class, tailored legal advice to facilitate the growth of their businesses.  

Business support

34 team members

Amber is responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting of marketing initiatives across all digital platforms.
Andy is our Finance Manager, responsible for all aspects of the firm’s financial management.
Belinda's core responsibilities include developing content strategies, producing integrated marketing plans, and tracking new business and pipeline performance.
Ben is a Senior Business Development Executive at Harper James. Working closely with the Senior BD team to develop lasting relationships with clients.
Callum has joined our team as an IT apprentice, providing technical support across the firm from our Birmingham office.
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.
Cameron has over several years sales experience and specialises in cultivating relationships with new clients, investors, and professional service providers.
Craig's primary focus is on leveraging advanced technologies, particularly AI, to enhance operational efficiency and client service. His responsibilities include developing sophisticated tools, leading the technology strategy, managing system integrations, and providing robust tech support to the team.
Dani has over 10 years of experience building SaaS operations for companies worldwide. She has worked across multiple sectors including Government and E-Learning.

Management team

3 team members

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 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 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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