Adam Kudryl

Partner and Head of Corporate

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Having qualified as a solicitor in 2003, Adam has over 20 years' experience in advising businesses with their growth and exit strategies. Adam works with businesses ranging from micro and start-ups, high growth businesses, commercial lenders and large corporates, including some household names.

I first caught the law bug while working as a legal accountant at the firm that’s now DLA Piper. I had progression on my mind, so I did a week’s work experience in the corporate team and was converted!

Adam advises businesses on strategic investments, company and business acquisitions, company and business sales, negotiating the terms of debt funding and structuring joint ventures and and he has a friendly and constructive approach when working with clients.

I really love getting to know my clients and their businesses so I can cut the rubbish and focus on what is important to them and their business.

In addition to corporate law, Adam brings first-hand knowledge and experience developed over the years of founding three businesses.

I joined Harper James in 2018, following a career break in New Zealand. During that break, I was founder of three businesses – a CrossFit® gym, a sports clothing brand and a sports photography business. My experience of being a founder adds much more value than your average corporate lawyer. I approach each of my clients' needs with well rounded, holistic advice, making sure their businesses are protected and set up correctly to grow.

In his spare time, when not chasing around after his wife and three sons, Adam is an avid CrossFit athlete and Olympic weightlifter, regularly competing in both sports. He recently won Gold medals in the Masters 73kg bodyweight category at the British Masters Weightlifting Championships, and at the English Weightlifting Championships, and in CrossFit is ranked in the top 20 in his age group in the UK. 

Adam took part in our Spotlight on our Solicitors series, sharing his journey into law and proudest career moments. Read the interview to hear about his life in law. We also caught up with Adam in our 20 Questions series, where he told us what he gets up to when not at work and his answer to whether businesses should seek investment or grow their businesses organically. Check out the video in full


TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say

It’s been great working with Adam. He’s approachable and very friendly. When initially contacting Harper James, I wanted an experienced advisor that knew how to maneuver the acquisition landscape. Adam certainly knew how to do this, and his timing and responsiveness was second to none.
Mohammed Elmasry CEO, Tactful AI
It was an absolute pleasure working with Harper James and the efforts of Partner, Adam Kudryl, were simply herculean! The sale was complicated and made against tight time scales but, with much work and long hours, Adam brought everything to a successful conclusion within the deadline.
Mike Gibb Founder, Operabase
Having conversations professional-to-professional about my business made a difference from the start. Our buy-out was a pressured process, but Adam kept me feeling calm and considered throughout.
Barry Searle Director of Training, Intqual Pro
Both Adam and Callum worked tirelessly with other advisors and principals to sensibly solve problems as they arose during the transaction and were integral to seeing the deal through to a successful completion.
Patrick Lynch Director, Castle Square Corporate Finance
We’d like to thank Harper James for all of their support throughout the investment deal process. As well as providing vital legal advice, Adam and the team at Harper James gave us guidance on the next steps of our growth, and we look forward to working with the team on a variety of projects in the future.
Scott Clifford Founder, Oneskee
Our solicitor Sarah has been fantastic, as have Stephen and Adam.
Mark Grenside Co-Founder, Dragonfly Biosciences
It’s been great working with Adam. He’s approachable and very friendly. When initially contacting Harper James, I wanted an experienced advisor that knew how to maneuver the acquisition landscape. Adam certainly knew how to do this, and his timing and responsiveness was second to none.
Mohammed Elmasry CEO, Tactful AI
It was an absolute pleasure working with Harper James and the efforts of Partner, Adam Kudryl, were simply herculean! The sale was complicated and made against tight time scales but, with much work and long hours, Adam brought everything to a successful conclusion within the deadline.
Mike Gibb Founder, Operabase
Having conversations professional-to-professional about my business made a difference from the start. Our buy-out was a pressured process, but Adam kept me feeling calm and considered throughout.
Barry Searle Director of Training, Intqual Pro
Both Adam and Callum worked tirelessly with other advisors and principals to sensibly solve problems as they arose during the transaction and were integral to seeing the deal through to a successful completion.
Patrick Lynch Director, Castle Square Corporate Finance
We’d like to thank Harper James for all of their support throughout the investment deal process. As well as providing vital legal advice, Adam and the team at Harper James gave us guidance on the next steps of our growth, and we look forward to working with the team on a variety of projects in the future.
Scott Clifford Founder, Oneskee
Our solicitor Sarah has been fantastic, as have Stephen and Adam.
Mark Grenside Co-Founder, Dragonfly Biosciences


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