Parkes Legal is a specialist boutique legal recruitment agency based in Western Australia.

We provide a comprehensive legal recruitment service to Private Practice Law Firms, Government, and In-House Companies. We recruit lawyers at all levels, from Articled Clerk to Partner Level.

We believe in establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates built on trust. We are committed to the highest levels of service and to providing real value through our market insight and knowledge.


At the core of our business are our candidates. We identified that we could provide a superior level of candidate service than what was currently available in the market.

Our offices and processes have been designed with you in mind, your confidentiality is assured and your time is respected.

We understand that the process can be stressful and take all measures to make it as smooth as possible. You will only deal with a single point of contact, who will be easily accessible and provide you with regular detailed updates.

Approachability is extremely important, we are happy to provide advice or simply have a chat on an anonymous basis whenever we can be of assistance.


We strongly believe in personally meeting all of our candidates and taking the time to get to know you. This is the only way we know to ensure that you are most effectively represented.

Our Director has practiced in Western Australia both as a lawyer and a legal recruiter for 7 years. We have established strong networks and relationships across Western Australia.

Finally we understand the recruitment process from both the candidate and client's perspective and are committed to placing people in roles in which they will thrive.


Ross Wheatley: Director

Ross is a fourth generation Western Australian Lawyer who found his niche in Legal Recruitment.

After practising in commercial firm Wheatleys Legal for 4 years, Ross joined a leading International Recruitment Firm in their Legal Recruitment Division. Together with his colleague, Ross grew the division into one of the region's strongest brands and had a fabulous time in the process. In 2008 he joined an International Boutique Legal Recruitment Firm to expand upon his knowledge in the field.

Ross is committed to delivering excellence in candidate service and in making the recruitment process a smooth if not enjoyable experience. Thoroughly approachable, Ross is always pleased to chat about the market, salaries and local and international trends. He is a firm believer that it is always good practice to be aware of what is happening in the market, both locally and internationally.

Ross is passionate about sport but devoid of any real skill. Undeterred, he enjoys playing competitive Tennis and AFL Football at a very moderate level and battling the waves at Scarborough Beach.

Contact: (08) 9221 4932
Angela Bamford: Director

Originally from Reading in the United Kingdom, Angela arrived in Perth in 2004 on a holiday and never left. She was immediately impressed by the friendly nature of the locals and the fabulous weather.

Capitalising on her experience in various administrative roles in the UK, Angela joined a Leading International Recruitment Firm in their Legal Support Division. Over the course of the next four years Angela established herself as one of the pre-eminent recruiters in her field.

She worked closely with various Law Firms, Corporates and Government Agencies sourcing candidates for permanent, contract and temporary positions including:

  • Legal Secretaries
  • Paralegals
  • Office Managers
  • Data Entry Clerks
  • Accounts Staff
  • Legal Librarians
  • Receptionists

Her considerable market knowledge and straight-forward approach is highly regarded by clients and candidates alike.

Outside of the office, Angela likes to go to the beach, get away from it all with a camping trip and enjoys a glass or two of local wine!

Contact: (08) 9221 0944