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 recruitment@reeds.co.uk. 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.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Senior Criminal Litigator – Complex Crime team

We are looking for a top tier criminal litigator to join our busy and growing Complex Crime team. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years experience of working the most serious and complex Crown Court cases and will have a stellar reputation amongst their peers.  They must have the ability to generate work into the firm, run their own caseload and manage a team of solicitors, paralegals and support staff as required.  Will ideally hold both CLAS and VHCC supervisor status.

The prospect of partnership is a possibility for the very highest calibre of candidate – but in any event, this role is intended to be a stepping stone to advancement within the management structure of the firm, if desired.

Our preferred location would be London, Birmingham or Manchester, however the candidate will have the ability to work remotely and flexibly, therefore the location of the candidate is not an essential element as long as they are willing to travel to where the cases are when necessary.

Salary – £70k – £100k depending on whether, and to what degree, the candidate has all the elements of the ideal candidate described above. To enquire, or apply, please email recruitment@reeds.co.uk

 

Criminal Litigator – Complex Crime Team

We are looking for a criminal litigator to join our busy and growing Complex Crime team. The ideal candidate will have 8+ years experience of litigating complex Crown Court criminal cases,  the ability to run their own caseload with minimal supervision, bring work into the firm and hold supervisor status (CLAS). Duty qualification would be desirable but is not essential. Our preferred location would be London, however the candidate will have the ability to work remotely and flexibly therefore the location of the candidate is not an essential element as long as they are willing to travel to where the cases are when necessary.

Salary – £50k – £70k depending on experience and track record in relation to bringing in work. To enquire, or apply, please email recruitment@reeds.co.uk

 

Duty Solicitor – Reading / Basingstoke

We are looking for a Duty Solicitor to join our busy and growing Reading / Basingstoke departments who has the ability to manage their own caseload. We are flexible as to where the candidate is based (Reading or Basingstoke). There is the expectation that they will participate on the out of hours rota.

Salary depending on experience – £32k-£40k. To enquire, or apply, please email recruitment@reeds.co.uk

 

Crown Court Caseworker – Leighton Buzzard

We are looking to expand our team of Case Workers who support our Crown Court department in Leighton Buzzard. This is a great opportunity to join a busy and growing department. For more information, and to apply, please click here.

 

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 recruitment@reeds.co.uk

 

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 recruitment@reeds.co.uk

 

Support Vacancies 

We are currently recruiting for an Office Manager / HR Support  to join our busy Management Team based from our Reading office. For more information, and 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 Decsription – for website

 

TRAINEE PROGRAMME

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.

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.