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.


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.


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


Support Vacancies 

We are looking for an Caseworker Administrator to support our busy Princes Risborough and Luton criminal teams. For more details and for information on how to apply, please click here.

Our accounts team is expanding, we are looking for an accounts support administrator to join our busy in house accounts team, initially on a fixed term 6 month basis but with scope to go permanent at the end of this period, based from our Kidlington Office. For more details and for information on how to apply, please click here.

We are also looking for a Switchboard Operator to join our busy reception team. For more details and for information on how to apply, please click below.

Switchboard Operator Job Description – for website



At Reeds we are committed to the development of the legal profession and are pleased to be able to accept an intake of trainee solicitors every year.

Our trainee programme for 2021 is now closed and we are not accepting any further applications.


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.