Our clients

We match the best with the best: you.

We know that the quality of our clients’ PAs, HR staff and Secretaries greatly enhances the efficiency and culture of your law firm.

To deliver consistently within the full suite of your requirements, we’ve developed the Owen Reed Source and Screen model.

Our recruitment model allows us to source both active and passive secretaries and HR professionals, through a spectrum of avenues.

We have three sources of talent:

  • Our database of quality candidates – built over more than 15 years;
  • Our network of law professionals, which extends into every corner of the sector, and supplies us with a stream of referrals;
  • Our portfolio of vacancy databases, including: LinkedIn, all the leading job vacancy boards, and our own, newly-upgraded website.

Once a candidate enters our recruitment service, they undergo a rigorous screening and testing process.

Our screening is coupled with comprehensive career advice and support, to ensure that both the client firm and the candidate are a solid match for each other.

Our roots and connections extend as far as both Australia and New Zealand, which enables us to provide you with a reliable source of keen and skilled Antipodeans.

That route has been further enhanced by Skype interviewing – just one of our innovative approaches in delivering talent to your firm.

The placement of happy and successful candidates is the secret of our success – and yours.


I spent many years recruiting Secretaries and PAs for Baker & McKenzie.

During that time, I regularly instructed Owen Reed’s Managing Director, Anna Wallbank.

Even though I no longer have direct involvement in recruiting PAs for my firm, I recommend her time and time again to those in the firm who do.

She really understands the type of individual who will succeed in our firm, and she only puts forward those candidates who will fit.

Senior Talent Business Partner for EMEA, Baker & McKenzie

London’s leader for secretarial and HR job vacancies in law firms:

Owen Reed is a boutique recruitment agency which specialises in London’s Magic Circle, Silver Circle, American, international, and global firms, all of which are in the UK’s top 200 law firms.

The Magic Circle firms are:

  • Allen & Overy
  • Clifford Chance
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Linklaters
  • Slaughter and May

The Silver Circle firms are:

  • Ashurst
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Macfarlanes
  • Travers Smith