Who We Are.

Founded in 2020 by Joanne Salmon, EA Consulting offers a team of exceptional Executive Assistants (EA) built on almost 20 years of experience within the law sector.

Joanne and her team have worked within some of London’s best known law firms as professional PA’s and EA’s supporting partners and their teams. EA Consulting’s core values encompass reliability, diligence, proactivity and fun! Our skills include diary organisation, billing, managing legal documents and personal admin as well as arranging business trips and processing expenses.

We build great professional working relationships with our clients who know they can trust us with their highly confidential details and information and also know that we can be relied upon to use our initiative to get the job done and at the highest of standards. We take the time to understand our client’s varying needs and working style so that we can provide a bespoke service to each individual client. EA Consultancy’s growing client base includes Lawyers, QCs, Litigation Funders, Dispute Resolution Companies, Business Coaches and HR Directors.

We would love the opportunity to discuss you and your business’ needs, what skill set and experience we provide and how this could potentially aid your business, so please do get in touch to arrange a free consultation with Joanne; founder of EA Consulting.

Joanne Salmon

Owner and Founder Joanne Salmon has worked as a PA/EA for almost 20 years.  Joanne started her career at a small property company working her way up from receptionist to PA to a Director.  

Joanne moved into Law working for a magic circle law firm supporting partners and their teams helping them manage their diaries, billing, legal documents and personal admin as well as booking business trips and processing expenses.  Joanne has also spent time at silver circle and American law firms again support partners and their teams.

Joanne started working as a Virtual EA in October 2017 and now works for an array of clients including a QC, a litigation funder, a dispute resolution company, a corporate business coach and a HR Director. She founded EA Consulting in 2020 after the rapid growth of her sole trader business meant she didn’t have enough time to keep up with the demand from new clients.

One of Joanne’s main strengths is her excellent organisation skills, she loves nothing more than working out time zones for multi-country conference calls and planning business and personal travel for her clients. 

Katy Reid

Katy has over 20 years’ experience working in sectors such as Insurance, Banking and Law.  She started off as a receptionist and built her career up to become a Legal Secretary in a magic circle law firm.  

She stayed at the same firm for some 13 years and worked for a team of Partners, Fee Earners and Trainees.  The work consisted of diary management, time recording, document production, expenses and booking travel, to name a few.  She thoroughly enjoyed her time there but made the hard decision to leave and work locally in her hometown in Essex, supporting a small solicitor’s firm.

One of the highlights of her Katy’s career was working in the iconic building at Lloyds of London and she was lucky enough to hear the Lutine Bell.

Hayley Parkhouse

Hayley has worked as a PA for over 26 years. She began her career in a small firm in her home town, Epsom, Surrey and quickly made the move to one of the world’s leading City law firms where she spent 25 years working for a partner who she supported through his career to Managing Partner.

After starting a family, 17 years ago, Hayley returned to work for the Managing Partner and other Partners and Fee Earners on a part-time basis, her role consisting of travel/conference arrangements, inbox management, research, new business, events, legal documents etc. Hayley also had a spell supporting the Director of a design recruitment company for a year. This role meant supporting a small business that needed all round support including personal work for the director, updating contracts, research, new business initiatives, inbox management, life management.

Hayley’s main strength is that she is enthusiastic, adding value through instigating new initiatives to drive efficiencies.

Jemma Walsh

Jemma has over 16 years’ experience in a corporate setting working for a wide range of professionals and held the position of EA to CEO in a large global law firm for over 8 years. 

Now working a as Virtual PA Jemma specalises in the more technical side of our business, supporting clients with CRM systems, Canva designs, social media sceduleing and updating websites – to name just a few!

Jemma is driven by a passion to help businesses get the expert support they need to continue to grow their business and give them back some much needed time.