Owen Reed Ltd

Legal Recruiment Agency


At Owen Reed, it’s our mission to match the best with the best.

We’ve been connecting talented legal support professionals with leading City law firms for over fifteen years, and the results speak for themselves. Our ratio of CVs received to people placed is 3:1, an industry-beating average.

But this all means very little if the candidates placed are plucked only from exclusive circles. Frustrated by the underrepresentation of minority groups in the talent acquisition world, we have decided to launch a platform which strives to level the playing field.

The Diversity Talent Platform is a recruitment revolution. 

It’s a digital high street for legal support recruitment, a streamlined and cost-effective way for recruiters and legal support staff to find each other without the stress of candidate ghosting, false leads and inflated agency spends. Crucially, as London is 44% minority ethnic, we ensure that our talent pool is diversity reflective.

Our cutting-edge platform aggregates elite-level candidates from leading job boards and our own professional networks. 

We screen every candidate personally and rather than hiding them behind closed doors, we showcase them all on our user-friendly platform. Instead of making assumptions about what you want, we ensure that you start with the most inclusive candidate pool possible, guaranteeing that you’ll hire the most diverse, most skilled workforce available.


Drive down your agency spend: save money on placement fees and job board subscriptions with a small, cost-effective subscription fee

Pinpoint the people you want: rather than sifting through piles of CVs, use our streamlined search functions to find candidates by their skills, experience, availability and salary

A diverse pool of candidates: make your choice from the diverse range of talent on our books, safe in the knowledge that you are hiring inclusively 

Tailored candidate shortlists: we can provide you with pre-recorded video interview shortlists so that you can go straight to the most qualified candidates 

Fully GDPR-compliant: all client and candidate data protected in line with current EU regulations

Jan 12, 2022
£29,000 - £38,000 yearly
Owen Reed Ltd Liverpool Street Station, London, UK
Owen Reed is recruiting for an Legal Support Assistant to join a top law firm in London.  The Legal Support Assistant will be working within the Aviation team, this is a 12 month fixed term contract.  The hours are full time and is a hybrid working role.  The Legal Support Assistant will ideally have A Level English. The Team: Working as a team to act as a point of contact for fee earners and the completion of their work, the role with undertake all aspects of the Legal Support Assistant role, and where appropriate, manage the workflow by utilising Administrative Assistants and Document Production, retaining ownership and accountability of all tasks through to completion. Provide a high quality, comprehensive workflow management and organisational service to fee earners in the group and exceptional client service. Key Responsibilities: Client Relationship Management Manage the production of documents and check returned work produced by the Document...
Jan 12, 2022
£35,000 - £39,000 yearly
Owen Reed Ltd London, UK
Owen Reed is recruiting for a Family Legal PA to join a top law firm in London.  The Family Legal PA will be hybrid working with the hours being 9.30am to 5.30pm and as required.. The Family Legal PA will be the first and main point of contact for fee earners to help them do their work efficiently. PAs will use their experience, interpersonal skills and judgement to ensure the successful completion of work, including organising and co-ordinating the relevant tasks between the Document Production Specialist and Admin Assistant teams and working closely with the Office Services and Front of House teams as required. Responsibilities: The Family Legal PA will be responsible for providing comprehensive PA support to fee earners in order to assist them in their day to day work and maximise the amount of time they spend on fee earning activities. Your duties will include diary management, liaising with clients, file and matter management and billing, adhering to the...
Jan 06, 2022
£35,000 - £41,000 yearly
Owen Reed Ltd Liverpool Street, London, UK
Owen Reed are recruiting for a Workflow Team Coordinator to work for a top law firm in London.  The Workflow Team Coordinator will be office based and hours of work will be 10am-6pm in our London office. The Workflow Team Coordinator (WTC) is responsible for the supervision of the London Hub and workflow within it, to ensure that effective business support is provided to the legal teams as well as coordinating workflow and meeting deadlines on a broad range of tasks in conjunction with other support services, such as Floor Ambassadors, Reprographics, Document Production, Couriers, and Post Room. The Workflow Team Coordinator will work closely with the Team Leaders and the Senior Team Coordinator in Glasgow in providing advice and support to ensure that the business receives a professional, efficient and excellent level of support that is aligned to the firm's overall business strategy. Main responsibilities: Team Coordination and Workflow...
Dec 10, 2021
£35,000 - £40,000 yearly
Owen Reed Ltd London, UK
Owen Reed are recruiting for a PA/EA to join a London law firm.  The PA/EA will work for the HR Team.  The PA/EA will report to Head of HR & HR Managers.  A essential requirement is experience in ‘NetDocuments’ (cloud based document & email management service).  Hours: Normal office hours are 9.30 am until 5.30 pm, flexibility is required  The PA/EA will form part of a team of 8 HR professionals. This role requires exceptional administrative and organisational skills, and a high level of competence across Microsoft Office and general computer programmes, together with the ability to seamlessly manage all elements of workflow, demonstrating initiative, enthusiasm and professionalism. To assist with ad hoc requests for information from all members of the firm. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES JOINERS, MOVERS AND LEAVERS PROCESS • Ownership of the Joiners, Movers and Leavers (JML) process for the HR team and...
Dec 10, 2021
£28,000 - £32,000 yearly
Owen Reed Ltd St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK
Owen Reed are recruiting for a Legal Secretary to join a top London law firm.  The Legal Secretary will work within the Real Estate team.  This role is agile working 2 days from home/3 days in the office. The role would suit a secretary who has 2 to 3 years experience working within commercial property. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES •Work as part of the team to provide general secretarial and administration to the Group •Assist the team in providing fee earners with effective and high quality secretarial support, enabling them to focus on providing the best legal services to clients •Undertake all aspects of the role using the most appropriate tools and resources for the task to meet deadlines •Ensures clear and concise record keeping relating to tasks undertaken and correct filing of tasks and supporting materials (i.e. email instructions / discussions) •Follow team processes and procedures when undertaking tasks •Collaborate with...
Dec 10, 2021
£35,000 - £37,000 yearly
Owen Reed Ltd London, UK
Owen Reed are recruiting for a Float Legal PA to join a top London Law Firm.  The Float Legal PA will report to the Float Team Leader, and ultimately Secretarial Services Manager. The Float Legal PA will provide PA cover to all Practice Areas in the absence of personal assistants or during periods of high workload, as requested and allocated by the Float Team Leader or the Secretarial Services Manager.   Personal Assistant day to day duties: Coordination of tasks, delegating to DPs and AA teams ensuring the completed task is checked (as far as reasonably practicable) and ready to return to the fee earner. Typing short or urgent correspondence as and when required Producing documents which are too confidential and sensitive to be produced by DPS team Proactive diary management looking ahead at fee earner diaries to remind them of diary commitments and taking responsibility for ensuring that they have all supporting paperwork and information for each...
Dec 10, 2021
£40,000 - £50,000 yearly
Owen Reed Ltd St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK
Owen Reed are recruiting for a Assistant Partnership Secretary to join a top law firm based near St. Pauls.  The Assistant Partnership Secretary will proactively contribute to the Partnership Secretarial function, and ultimately, the firm's success, by actively seeking to support the firm's governance framework, and anticipating the needs of colleagues, service providers, and Non-Executive Advisers to the firm. The core part of the role is focussed on company secretarial work, but there is also an administrative element involved. Key Responsibilities Act as Assistant Partnership Secretary to, and support, several Committees, and a variety of Working Groups at the firm, which will include the Environment Board, Environment Committee, Partnership Board sub-group meetings, and Risk Management Board, ensuring support is provided to Committee Chairs by scheduling meetings, producing agendas, attending and minuting meetings, following-up on actions arising, and...
Dec 10, 2021
£25,000 - £30,000 yearly
Owen Reed Ltd London, UK
Owen Reed are recruiting for a Events Coordinator to join a London law firm.  This role would suit some one from a legal or professional sector. The Events Coordinator will support the Early Talent Acquisition & Development teams in attracting, recruiting and retaining early talent who will ensure the continuing success of the firm. You are required to assist the team in all areas of the acquisition & development cycles and be able to communicate effectively at all levels, from potential solicitor apprentice applicants to partners. The Events Coordinator reports into the Early Talent Acquisition and Development Managers and will perform project-based activities working alongside the wider team based in London, Bristol and Scotland. Duties of the the Events Coordinator Event and Programme Co-ordination • Planning and co-ordinating events in our offices and virtually, on-campus and across schools and colleges including: venue and catering booking,...