On Demand Plan

A legal support subscription service for larger companies

On-demand is a smarter way for high-growth and established businesses to get legal advice – the fully account managed quarterly
subscription service gives you priority access to highly experienced solicitors, whenever you need them, at a budget set by you.

As an On-Demand Plan client, you’ll benefit from:

  • A pro-active and accessible account manager, committed to understanding and satisfying your legal needs
  • A dedicated panel of experienced partner-level solicitors, recruited from top 100 UK law firms
  • High quality, practical and commercially focused legal advice
  • Heavily discounted hourly rates and control over costs
  • Legal advice delivered in plain English
  • Easy access to legal support whenever you need it

We become an extension of your team

To meet the unique requirements of your business a handpicked panel of subject matter experts will be established to support you through the next stages of your exciting growth and beyond – they are your On-Demand team (see example below).

Harper James is a national commercial law firm like no other. We are designed to operate with a low cost base allowing us to provide excellent quality legal advice and assistance at very low hourly rates. As an On-Demand client, you can access our full range of services including:

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Property
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Data Protection, Privacy & Security
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Incentive Arrangements
  • Employment Law
  • Insolvency & Corporate Recovery
  • Intellectual Property

What does it cost?

Including an initial 3-month trial period (with a right to adjust the hours or cancel), the service runs for a rolling period of 12 months with an option to renew or cancel at the end of that period. The hours package purchased is invoiced quarterly in advance.* The full service legal support can be used at any time during the year.

Annual hours package Hourly rate (excl. VAT) Total annualised cost (excl. VAT)
500 £150 £75,000
300 £165 £49,500
200 £180 £36,000
120 £190 £22,800
60 £195 £11,700

*HJS retain the right to invoice earlier based on client’s hours usage

Your account management team

Ashley Mott: Commercial Director
Ashley was previously a Partner at DLA Piper specialising as a litigator, arbitrator and mediator for commercial disputes. Recognised as a leader in his field, Ashley now applies his expertise to law firm and client management.

Through regular review meetings and ongoing reporting Ashley will get to know you and your business so we can help anticipate your future legal needs and make sure that our support exceeds your expectations.

Charlotte Smith: Client Services Executive
Charlotte Smith is a Client Services Executive at Harper James. Charlotte’s role is to support Ashley with all aspects of managing and co-ordinating the firm’s support of its On-Demand clients.

Charlotte joined us in December 2017, from a background of events and PA work in the hospitality and creative arts sectors, where she developed her strong communication skills and passion for building relationships.

An example On-Demand team

Adam Kudryl: Corporate Partner Adam has been specialising in corporate law with particular interest in M&A and finance for almost 20 years.

  • Company and business acquisitions
  • Making and receiving strategic investments
  • Negotiating and structuring joint ventures

Rob Cobley: Commercial and Technology Specialist Having trained at a Top 20 firm, Rob was previously head of IP and tech at Harrison Clark Rickerbys where he was also joint head of its Cambridge office.

  • IP Strategy and strategic commercial partnerships
  • Data Protection, GDPR and Privacy
  • Collaboration and Consortium Agreements (commercial and academia)
  • Commercialisation, protection and enforcement of IP (UK / EU / International)

Lindsay Gledhill: Intellectual Property Partner
Lindsay has specialised in intellectual property strategy, exploitation and dispute resolution since 1997.

  • IP Strategy, taking a holistic view of your commercial objectives
  • IP licensing, including drafting and negotiating bespoke agreements
  • Patents, copyright, trade marks, design rights and utility models
  • UK / EU / International IP management

Simon Gilmour: Employment Partner
Simon has over 20 years’ experience, including as Partner and head of department at Shakespeare Martineau.

  • All contractual and related documentation for employees
  • Drafting HR policies and procedures
  • Auto-enrolment pensions, employee pay and benefits
  • Full range of contentious and non-contentious employment support

Ian Carson: Dispute Resolution Partner
Ian has over 20 years’ experience working at top City firms including just under 10 years at Herbert Smith Freehills and 7 years as Partner at PWC Legal where he was head of dispute resolution.

  • Disputes, claims and litigation
  • Misrepresentation
  • Mis-selling
  • Debt claims

What next?

Please leave us your details and we’ll contact you to discuss your situation and legal requirements. There’s no charge for your initial consultation, and no obligation to instruct us. We aim to respond to all messages received within 24 hours.

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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