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Owen Reed Legal Recruitment

About Owen Reed

The UK’s legal eagle, with an eye for talent.
Owen Reed Legal Recruitment

Who We Are

Founded by Anna Wallbank in 2006, Owen Reed has been at the forefront of the UK’s legal recruitment sector for over a decade.

In that time we’ve matched thousands of high-calibre law professionals with powerhouse firms in the Magic Circle, Silver Circle and City of London. We’ve helped our candidates build impressive careers and we’ve provided firms with the brilliant people they need to thrive in today’s marketplace.

We’re a specialist recruitment agency with a focus on Legal Support, Virtual PA’s, Document Production & Proofreaders. With decades of collective experience on both sides of the recruitment process, our tight, friendly team offers an unmatched level of market knowledge and unique insight into the opportunities available to candidates in the sector.

We provide each and every candidate with a personal consultant, providing tailored career advice and working tirelessly to match them to the firm that is best suited to their personality and career goals.

For client firms, we provide access to an impressive pool of talented candidates from across the world. We also have an advanced range of tools and consultancy options to help firms work out their support needs and find the people who best fill those needs.

We are a trusted name in law firms across London and we’re committed to providing transparent and high-quality recruitment services. We are a proud member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the regulatory body for the UK recruitment industry. You can view the REC’s Code of Professional Practice here.

But we don’t just follow best practice.

We set the standard that others follow.

Owen Reed Values

Integrity – honesty, openness, loyalty and fairness are at the heart of Owen Reeds ethos.

Trust

To build credibility starts from the moment people interact, and is sustained by consistently delivering on what you have committed to do. Building trust between you, your candidates and your client.

Consistency

Driving behaviours to help us achieve our goals in an ethical and sustainable way, ensuring we are providing the same service every single time, to every single individual.

Professionalism

Consistently using our competencies and reputable experience to our best effect to deliver a professional service to all of our candidates and clients.

Team work

Rather than working to individual KPI’s, working together to succeed as a company. Unlike most other recruitment agencies we do not work on candidate ownership, we work together to ensure each client is served the best and most suitable candidates.

Innovation

Open to change, adapting to new ideas and the market. This was vital during the pandemic, together as a company we challenge the status quo whilst continuing to learn, build and improve our business to move with the times.

Ownership of actions

Responsibility, embracing opportunities to contribute.

Excellence

Our aim is not to compete against other but rather to continually improve how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business, to become the quality benchmark for recruitment in the firms we serve.

Quality

Providing a complete and timely serviced to our clients and candidates which always aims to add value and surpass their expectations.

Our Team

Archie Somasegaran 

Archie Somasegaran Owen Reed London
Talent Acquisition Manager 
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Aimée Baker 

Aimee Baker Owen Reed London
Senior Consultant 
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Natalie Böhmer 

Natalie Böhmer Owen Reed London
Accounts & Payroll Manager 
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Jane Alexander 

Jane Alexander Owen Reed London
Business Development Executive 
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Seb Pampanini 

Seb Pampanini Owen Reed London
Operations Director 
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Anna Wallbank 

Anna Wallbank Owen Reed London
Managing Director 
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Google reviews

  • I have used Owen Reed for many years now, mostly dealing with Jane who has been fantastic, consistently working hard to secure me a position. More recently, Anna (and Archie, who I must say is fabulous at preparing candidates for interview!), has been looking after me, staying in touch and keeping me updated with developments. Between us all we have managed to find me a brilliant opportunity, I am so happy! Owen Reed are my absolute go-to agency as they genuinely care about finding their candidates their perfect job.

    thumb Julie Macklin-Carr
    July 4, 2022

    Amazing experience with Anna at Owen Reed who successfully secured me a fabulous job ! Thank you to Anna for all your support and guidance!

    thumb John & Louise Humphrey
    June 30, 2022

    Great service from Archie start to finish. Coached throughout the whole process kept informed in a timely manner very approachable and professional. Would highly recommend Owen Reed.

    thumb Daaen
    June 28, 2022
  • Spoke with Archie and she’s been the best recruitment person I’ve worked with. I went from having no job offers in three months to three in a week. Guided me through interviews and prepped me for potential questions so there wouldn’t be any awkward gaps or silences. Changed my whole approach when speaking to interviewers and my only regret is not speaking to Archie sooner 🤝

    thumb Aidan Hall
    June 21, 2022

    Working with Archie was one of the best experiences because she was amazing when it came to preparing me for interviews as well as ready and willing to answer any and all questions. Her help will be something I will always remember and would 100% recommend anyone to work with her!

    thumb Sasha Lewin
    June 14, 2022

    I have been thoroughly impressed and a little blow away by the support received from Archie of Owen Reed. She first approached me about a couple of roles she was recruiting to and once it was decided that she would forward my resume to a prospective employer, supported me in every aspect of the process. She has kept me fully informed, has supported me with interviewing notes and a question and answer session and has given me 'confidence building chats' in preparation of my interview. Suffice to say, after having 2 interviews, I was offered the role which I am super excited about. Cannot thank Archie enough for her support. Would recommend her to anyone seeking a new Legal PA/EA role - she is great and an asset to Owen Reed. May you go from strength to strength Archie . . . thank you!

    thumb Dee Dee
    June 7, 2022