Senior Financial Services Solicitor

Harper James Solicitors is a growing, ambitious commercial law firm like no other. We are looking to recruit our next senior Financial Services Solicitor on a freelance and flexible basis.  

We champion growing businesses that are starting up or scaling up, enabling them to access top tier legal advice 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.

Our model is disrupting the legal services sector and we have experienced consistent and significant year on year growth since we started six years ago. As a team of just over 60 people, we will support over 1,000 clients this financial year. However, notwithstanding our growth so far, we are more ambitious than ever and intend to double the size of our business within the next three years.

To facilitate and support our ambitious plans, we are looking for a Financial Services Solicitor (of at least 10 years PQE) to join our team.  In return we promise to provide you with an opportunity that is exciting, fast moving, and professionally rewarding. 

You will be joining a dynamic but supportive, commercially focused, and integrated team, working in a relaxed but professional environment.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

This opportunity is suited to lawyers with wide ranging Financial Services experience, in particular:-

  • Advising on financial promotion rules and exemptions
  • Supporting in the set up and administration of the regulatory requirements around funds
  • FSMA compliance generally
  • Drafting and reviewing agreements in respect of MiFiD and funds.

You will be joining an integrated team of commercially minded, experienced lawyers working for an agile, entrepreneurial and innovative firm. 

What can we offer you? 

  • A working environment and an opportunity that is radically different to the norm.
  • The opportunity for you to evolve your career with a growing company leading innovation in the legal service sector with genuine autonomy and flexibility. 
  • Quality, technically challenging work with a firm with a refreshing approach to winning and servicing clients and which has innovation at the forefront of everything it does.
  • Competitive hourly rate and a consistent pipeline of work.
  • A flexible and remote working environment. 

Find out more

Please send your CV and covering letter to; our process starts with an informal chat.

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.

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