About Us

Harper James, in a nutshell

Harper James Solicitors is a new breed of commercial law firm. A law firm designed to support ambitious businesses from start-up to scale-up.

We champion growing businesses that are starting up or scaling up, enabling them to access expert legal advice at an affordable cost when they need it most.

The Harper James model of remote-working lawyers, clever use of technology coupled with unique subscription plans, enables us to provide cost effective business legal services without compromising on quality.

In short, we’re making expert business legal advice more accessible.

Designed to give you legal peace of mind

We’re a full-service business law firm with a difference. Our experienced partner-level solicitors provide expert legal advice and assistance at a cost as low as £99 per hour, a fraction of the cost of traditional law firms.

Here’s how we do it:

Exceptionally experienced solicitors

Almost all of our lawyers have previously worked for a top 100 UK law firm or in-house at large international businesses. Many having achieved partner level or beyond, with at least 10 years post qualified experience.

Unique subscription plans

Accessing legal support through a subscription allows you to spread the cost of advice and access discounted rates, providing flexibility and peace of mind.

Quality enabled by technology

Our innovative use of cloud-based technology ensures remote working doesn’t affect service efficiency. It allows us to ensure our clients receive the highest quality legal support and advice available.

Attracting the best talent

We champion flexible working for our lawyers and the reciprocal benefits allow our business model to run as cost effectively and smoothly as it does.

Maintaining low overheads

We do this by keeping our most expensive asset, our lawyers, focused on doing the legal work they’re trained to do. Support activities that would usually weigh down a lawyer’s workload, such as legal administration, business development and marketing, are carried out by others. Minimising office space is another cost inhibitor.

National coverage

We advise clients across the UK. Our team have access to offices and meeting facilities in Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, and London. Not an office near you? We’re always happy to visit you wherever you are, or at a location of your choosing.

Equality and diversity

Harper James is committed to providing opportunities for everyone to succeed regardless of their race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

You can view a summary of the Harper James diversity profile here.

For more information on diversity across the legal industry visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority

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We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

Floor 2, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
2-5 Velocity Tower, 1 St Mary’s Square, Sheffield, S1 4LP

Our other locations

Immeuble Danica B, 21, avenue Georges Pompidou, Lyon Cedex 03, Lyon, 69486