Reeds is a successful and progressive firm, and has established itself as one of the leading criminal defence and family law practises in the South of England. We have taken time to carefully recruit a team of exceptional police station representatives, paralegals, and solicitors, based not only on their recognised legal knowledge, but also their passion and genuine commitment to achieving the best possible results for our clients.

In our family law team, we welcome speculative applications from talented solicitors.  The team deal with public and private law cases, and all applicants should be dedicated to publicly funded work and have demonstrable experience in family law and / or care proceedings cases.

The solicitors and paralegals working within our Police Station and Magistrates Courts teams all have a genuine passion for outstanding service; treating every client and every case with the same exceptional care and always willing to go the extra mile for the best results.  We would be happy to hear from talented paralegals or solicitors, especially those who are Police station accredited, and / or duty qualified; who believe that they share in our ethos and commitment to both privately and publicly funded work.

If you wish to make a speculative application, or have any general queries about recruitment at Reeds, please e-mail All enquiries and applications will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Opportunities for specific vacancies will be posted on this page as and when they arise. Non-legal roles (administrative or support roles) are advertised and filled by Rock Management Services. Please visit their careers page to see available positions.


Duty Solicitor – Oxford

We are looking for a Duty Solicitor to join our busy and growing Oxford team who has the ability to manage their own caseload. There is the expectation that they will participate on the out of hours rota and contribute to the success of our Head Office Team.
Salary depending on experience £32k-£40k.

To enquire, or apply, please email

Trainee Solicitor – Multiple Offices

Reeds Solicitors are looking for Trainee Solicitors to join our busy legal practice.

We will accept candidates who have participated in the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and those who are considering qualifying under the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Please download the full description here.

If you are interested in applying for our trainee solicitor position, please read the full description here. Then complete the Trainee Solicitor Application Form and return it to Faith Bartlett by email to, stating TRAINEE SOLICITOR APPLICATION in the subject bar.

The deadline for applications is 31st January at Midday.

Pupillage Applications for 2022

Reeds hopes to offer two-three pupillages starting from 2022, possibly with deferred offers for 2023. Each pupil will be provided with a set salary of £20,217 per annum. Pupils will be based in one of the Crown Court Departments, being guided and assessed primarily by their pupil supervisor but will also have the opportunity to gain experience with other advocates

All applicants must have successfully completed the BVC.

Please refer to the Pupillage Gateway for all timescales, although applications open on 5 January and close on 9 February. Interviews will be held in February/March and offers will be made on Friday 6 May. An application form can be downloaded here after 25 November 2021.

All completed applications must be sent to Faith Bartlett stating PUPILLAGE APPLICATION in the subject bar using the following email address:

Family Solicitor – High Wycombe

Our expanding Family Department currently has an opportunity for a Solicitor in our High Wycombe office. We are seeking applications from Solicitors with between 2 and 5 years PQE experience. Ideally, candidates should be experienced in public law children matters and have experience in Legal Aid, although the role may include a mix of private and public family law for the right candidate.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career, we are very supportive with providing future training and career development.

We would also be interested in hearing from Children Panel members or those seeking apply for panel membership in the future. To enquire, or apply, please email


Family Solicitor – Eastbourne

Our expanding Family Department currently has an opportunity for a Solicitor in our Eastbourne office. Candidates should be experienced in Public law children matters and have experience in Legal Aid. We would also be interested in hearing from Children Panel members who have a Guardian following within the area. To enquire, or apply, please email


Prison Law Fee Earner – South West

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a fee earner to join our busy and growing Prison Law Team. We are looking for an experienced fee earner, preferably with supervisor status, to assist the Prison Law department by covering the South West. We are open to candidates being based in any of our offices within the South West (Cardiff, Bristol, Gloucester, Swindon). Reeds are a successful and established legal practice, that pride themselves on excellence. We are looking to expand so that we can continue to represent those in need and provide advice and representation on all aspects of Prison Law.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage their own diverse caseload, undertaking all aspect of advocacy. A full UK driving licence is essential. In return, we offer a competitive salary, commensurate with the successful candidates experience and a supportive and enjoyable work environment. To enquire, or apply, please email


Child Panel Solicitors – Bristol

Our expanding Family Department currently has an opportunity for a Children Panel Solicitor in our Bristol office. Candidates should be experienced in care proceedings, have a Guardian following, the drive to develop the department/presence within the area and be willing to take on some management responsibilities . To enquire, or apply, please email


Paralegal (Criminal Department) – Reading:

We are looking for a paralegal to join our busy Reading Crime department, our ideal candidate would have some experience/understanding in the criminal judicial system and may want to progress with the business as it continues to grow. For more details and to apply, please click here –



We receive an enormous number of requests for work experience. Unfortunately, due to high demand, at this time we are unable to accept any further requests for candidates wishing to undertake work experience with us. Should this position change, we will provide details of how you can enquire, on this page.