Harper James Solicitors is a commercial law firm like no other. We provide expert business legal services from partner level lawyers, but at affordable prices for startups, SMEs and other high growth businesses. Our goal is to ensure these companies can access top level legal advice at critical stages in their development.

Our lawyers are able to drive their careers forward, working alongside like-minded individuals and free from the bureaucracy of traditional law firms.

A truly flexible workplace

As a remote-working solicitor with Harper James, your workload is almost solely focused on the legal work – all support activities, such as legal assistance, administration, invoicing, business development and marketing are completed by professionals in their respective fields. Thanks to our adoption of market-leading time-recording software and cloud-based data management systems, you can decide your own working patterns, can access all necessary files easily and securely, and connect with colleagues when you need. All of this, when coupled with the freelance nature of our roles, adds up to a truly flexible legal workplace.

How we work with our clients

We’re set apart from traditional commercial law firms by offering our clients three different service plans, including two subscription options. In this video our CEO, Toby Harper, explains each option and the types of businesses they’re suitable for.

Life at Harper James

Our solicitors talk about the work/life balance they enjoy with us, as well as the benefits of working without the bureaucracy that’s usually found at a traditional law firm.

Current vacancies

Legal team:

Are you a senior lawyer? Have you hit a glass ceiling? Or are you fed up that your hard-earnt fee income is being eaten up by unnecessary overheads or shared with fellow partners not pulling their weight? We’re offering an equity partnership opportunity with uncapped earnings for senior solicitors joining our team. Learn more.

We are looking for an Insolvency and Restructuring Solicitor (of at least 10 years PQE) to join our team and work on a freelance and flexible basis from home. Find out more.

We are looking for a full time senior corporate lawyer (10 years PQE) to join our team in Birmingham. See full job description.

We are for a full time senior commercial lawyer (10 years PQE) to join our team in Birmingham. See full job description.

We are looking for Commercial and IT/IP Solicitors (of at least 10 years PQE) to join our team and work on a freelance and flexible basis from home. See full job description.

Harper James Solicitors is seeking a corporate solicitor to join us on a flexible and freelance basis, working remotely from home. See full job description.

Business support team:

If you are looking for the opportunity for you to evolve your career with a growing company leading innovation in the legal service sector take a look at our business support vacancies:

We are looking for a Senior Marketing Director to provide guidance and strategic advice to the firm’s board on its marketing strategy. Read the full job description.

We are looking for a Sales Manager with a background in legal services (ideally an ex lawyer) to join our team with a focus on the London market. Read the full job description.

We are looking for a Senior Client Account Manager to join our client services team, taking responsibility for building and nurturing successful client relationships. Read the full job description.

Ideally based from either our Sheffield or Birmingham offices, we’re looking for a PR & SEO outreach expert to join our marketing team. Read the full job description.


For more information about any of our current vacancies or to register your interest in a career at Harper James, please contact our Recruitment Manager Leah Horwood on  07809 475202 or email a copy of your CV to Our process starts with an informal chat.

(Please note: we do not offer any work experience to students, because most of our solicitors work remotely.)

A national law firm

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