Harper James boosts employment law team with Partner appointment

National commercial law firm Harper James Solicitors, has further bolstered its growing Employment law team with the appointment of experienced Partner Simon Gilmour. 

The announcement, which comes as part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to delivering a flexible, partner-led service to businesses across the country, sees Gilmour join from Harrison Clark Rickerbys where he was a Partner and Head of Employment in their Worcester office.  

He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience working on contentious and non-contentious employment matters, with particular expertise advising on M&As* and TUPE**, as well as supporting internal HR departments on matters including project managing and delivering restructure exercises and change management programmes.  

The firm’s CEO and Corporate Solicitor, Toby Harper, said Simon’s arrival followed a ‘very successful year’ for the firm during which it secured a succession of major new business wins. 2017 also saw the national commercial law firm strengthen its management team in the areas of risk and compliance, business development, client services and marketing.  

Toby Harper said: “Simon is a well-respected and highly skilled lawyer and his appointment demonstrates the high-quality recruitment that we at Harper James are undertaking in order to deliver affordable, best-in-class legal services and we’re excited to have him on-board.

Commenting on his new role Simon said:  “Having worked previously with Toby I am delighted to be joining his dynamic and successful firm.  I have no doubt that, together with other senior leaders in the business, we can continue to grow Harper James into a special and unique law firm, offering great quality advice and service at real value.”