Emmeline Riley

Emmeline joined Origin in early 2008. She trained as a Legal Secretary and then worked in London for 6 years. Emmeline mainly worked in the sugar industry, firstly working at a national sugar distributor’s and then moving to a multinational company where she worked her way up to become a Shipping Operator managing vessels distributing molasses all over the world. She then worked in an events and estate management department in Broadgate before deciding to leave the City and work locally. Since then she has gained over 21 years’ experience in legal recruitment and has a wealth of knowledge in running and managing all aspects of a busy office.

Emmeline enjoys spending time with her family and their dog. She also enjoys travelling, camping, long walks in the countryside, cycling, films/cinema and reading.


NQ to Partner level Solicitor recruitment on behalf of Private Practice and in-house companies, across the UK and Internationally.

Emmeline Riley
Office Manager

Emmeline’s favourite authors


John Grisham, Philip Pullman and Helen Fielding

Emmeline’s Favourite quote


“Happiness is not something ready made.  It comes from your own actions” - Dalai Lama

Emmeline’s most memorable holiday destinations

Emmeline’s most memorable holiday destinations

Philippines, Florida, Maldives, Rome and Disneyland Paris

Follow Emmeline


Professional Liability & Commercial Litigation

“They are very different from the usual agency style recruiters and as such have access to a wide range of different jobs across the City. I briefed them on what I wanted and I found consultants who provided a totally personalized service. They were the only consultants to find me a job in Aviation. I had such an unexpectedly brilliant service from them that I thought you might like to know”

City Law Firm

“I have been impressed with the degree of personal service received by Origin Legal. Their approach seems to be to not bother clients unless they have someone suitable or a valid and relevant question to ask, which is appreciated, particularly in the current climate. The consultants are also honest, professional and friendly.”

Birkett Long LLP

“Birkett Long LLP has worked with Origin Legal on many occasions over several years. Origin Legal have always taken the time to carefully establish our recruitment requirements and we have a good working relationship with them. They identify candidates who are most suitable for us and successful placements have been made.”

HR Executive

How Emmeline likes to spend her spare time


Spending time with family and friends, walking and training my dog, cycling, relaxing in front of a good film or reading a good book.