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Wadkins Associates are currently working in collaboration with a long standing client in order to assist them with their search for a Junior to Mid-level Ship Finance lawyer in London. We are delighted to be working with this top tier client once more, having helped placed multiple candidates into their firm both domestically and internationally. Our client is recognised globally for their asset finance team and has a strong reputation for their work in the field. They work closely with their international offices as a global unit to provide their clients exceptional service levels. You will be working with a variety of Partners who are considered experts at what they do, giving you the chance to develop your skills with the best in the business. Furthermore, the firm have an enviable client list spanning across international banks, funds, lessors and owners. We have worked with our client to come up with some key advantages of joining the team: Work-life balance: Unlike most private practices, the firm offers flexibility in their working arrangement, meaning you can have a healthy divide between your working and social/family life. Great training and development: The company is second to none with their attention to detail in their training, allowing you to become the best associate that you can be. The work itself: The firm is frequently involved in market leading complex transactions. They are also able to offer a high degree of variety in the work you are involved in whilst you service a diverse mix of borrowers and lenders alike. Our client is looking for 1 to 5 years PQE solicitors who are England and Wales qualified with a background in Asset Finance. If you are interested in discussing this role further, or if you are curious about developments in the market, please do get in touch.
Wadkins Associates are working in collaboration with a long-standing client to help them find a Senior Claims Executive for their London office. The Club is a leading P&I insurer and have a reputation for delivering outstanding cover and commercial advice to their established membership. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a P&I club, build relationships directly with owners and get first-hand experience of dealing with claims from the inception of incidents. The team deals with both P&I and FD&D claims on behalf of a broad range of shipowner members. The suitable candidate will work on a wide range of disputes, allowing the opportunity to develop your skills and will ensure that no day is ever the same. We have worked closely with the client to come up with some key advantages of joining the team: Work-life balance: A significant advantage of a move to a P&I club is the reduced stress and move away from recording billable hours. Enjoy a more stable division between your work life and social/family life. Close contact with clients: You will find yourself working directly with your members, allowing you to be involved with them every step of the way while developing longstanding relationships. Teamwork: This particular Club has developed a truly collegiate environment within its region specific teams. You will be collaborating with, learning from and helping to develop some excellent teammates in this role while maintaining a degree of autonomy with your members. Our client is looking to hire an England & Wales qualified shipping lawyer with 3-5 PQE, coming from either a club or private practice background. If this role has piqued your interest, or you are interested in further discussion of the market, please get in touch.
Wadkins Associates are proud to be working with an IG Club to assist them in their search for a Senior Claims Handler in Singapore. The Club is a leading global marine insurer with a strong reputation for handling P&I and FD&D claims. This is an exciting opportunity to break free from the world of Private Practice into the Club environment. The candidate’s work will be focussed in on handling complex FD&D claims in-house, allowing direct interaction with your members throughout the process. Working closely with the Club, we have collectively come up with some key advantages of joining the team: Competitive salary: The Club pays above market, promising good remuneration in exchange for your hard work and technical knowledge. Work-life balance: Unlike Private Practice, the benefits of joining a Club include a better divide between your social/family and work life. Quality work: The Singapore team is comprised of experts who handle more complex dry shipping than frequently dealt with in a Club environment. Our client is searching for an England & Wales qualified lawyer with over five years of shipping experience, preferably from a shipping focused Private Practice background. If this role is of interest to you, or you are interested in discussing the market further, please get in touch with us. Phone number: +65 9721 3607Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to present a new Shipping Litigation opportunity within a firm whom Wadkins Associates have an exclusive relationship. As one of our long-standing clients, we can confirm that the team have created an enjoyable workplace environment and culture. The team is comprised of outstanding talent from associate through to Partner and they are frequently involved in the most technically challenging ‘big-ticket’ work in the market.The role will be predominantly focused across dry shipping with an emphasis across charterparties, bills of lading and trade disputes. The partner also advises on wet shipping and shipbuilding disputes, offering a breadth of contentious work.The firm are looking for an England & Wales qualified lawyer with 2-5 years of experience across shipping litigation. If you have this level of PQE and are looking for an opportunity to join one of London’s preeminent practices with a strong reputation for handling complex, high value work, this role may well be for you!Wadkins Associates have worked closely with the Partnership of the firm to provide some accurate and differentiating factors between this practice and other offerings in London: Salary - the firm pay above market rate, representing the complex high value work that is undertaken within the practice. Business Development - this practice allows for unparalleled exposure in the market. You will learn from and work with a Partnership holding outstanding reputations within a market leading client base. Technical development - the firm is focused on complex litigation. They are true experts in the field often leaving repetitive ‘bread and butter’ dry shipping to other outfits. This is a practice that likes to operate at the cutting edge of the law. This firm boasts exceptional talent within a friendly, down to earth, and collegiate environment.Are you looking for a market leading practice operating at the sharp end of the law? If so, please do reach out for more detail and insights and find out whether this opportunity is the perfect match for you.
Wadkins Associates are currently assisting an established IG P&I Club client with their search for a Senior Claims Handler in Singapore. The Club and has a strong reputation for being a highly financially stable, with a well managed and enviable list of members. The suitable candidate will be working on a variety of P&I and FD&D claims. You will be the first port of call for all claims, while simultaneously being in direct interaction with your members throughout the entire process. We have worked closely with our client to come up with some key advantages of joining the team: Development opportunities: Unlike other club opportunities, this team is keen to help you to continue to develop your skills, and provides fresh opportunities for career progression. Leadership role: Help your peers become the best that they can be through mentorship over Junior Claims Handlers. Deal with the best: Expect nothing but the top quality members as you will be working with the best shipping teams in the world. Our client is searching for a candidate with previous experience in a club, as well as Private Practice. Preference will be shown to those qualifying in a local Singaporean firm and then moving on to an IG Club. ?€?If this role is of interest to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a more detailed discussion.
We are currently working with a top US practice who are keen to add a talented junior to mid-level asset finance lawyer to their team in London. We have successfully placed candidates with the firm and have built up a good relationship over the past few years. They are one of the most collaborative and dynamic teams in the market doing great quality work and just generally a lovely environment to work in. They work hard but it's without the crazy hours stereotypically involved.They are looking for a lawyer predominantly to work cross border aviation financing and leasing structures, advising banks, financial institutions, leasing companies. You can expect to handle acquisitions and sales, leasing agreements and arrangements, as well as commercial aspects of aircraft, and fleet management.Having discussed the role at length with the partners, we are confident of these significant advantages in joining their team: Exposure: This is a chance to work alongside highly respected partners and seniors in the sector who enjoy high calibre of work. This is a great way to develop your career by working on significant projects with fantastic support. Salary: Very competitive pay, without the excessive hours of comparable firms in this sector. If you are looking to maintain a healthy work/life balance whilst taking a step up in your salary, this could be the perfect opportunity. Training: You can expect to enjoy excellent support with training and development in a highly collaborative, friendly, and dynamic working culture.The hiring partners will consider NQ to 5 years PQE, and England and Wales qualified.If this opportunity appeals to you, please get in contact to discuss this or other options we can offer for your career.
Wadkins Associates are proud to be assisting a global law firm in their search for a mid-level to senior associate to join their Commodities team. Based in London, the firm is well-established in the field for their work on Commodities, and is looking to expand their team with an experienced Commodities lawyer. The work will involve dealing with a variety of clients, from mining groups to private equity houses. They advise on issues related to the likes of oil and gas, soft commodities and renewable energy. Working collaboratively with our client, we have accumulated a number of advantages of joining the team: Competitive salary: Great work deserves great pay. Your salary will sit above the market rate. High quality work: The team are recognised for their acquisition of high profile cases, promising a great deal of exceptional work for you to get stuck in to. Working with the best: Noted in the Legal 500, the partners are amongst the best in their specialism. The client will consider applicants with 4+ PQE, and a strong amount of experience within the Commodities sector. If this role is of interest to you, or you are interested in discussing the market in more detail, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Phone number: 07507 110701Email address: email@example.com
Wadkins Associates are proud to be working with a long-standing client again to find a Junior Associate to join their Aviation Litigation team in the London office. Our client is an award-winning law firm with offices around the world. The firm has a strong reputation for their work within Aviation. The team have been closely involved with many significant aviation disputes within the industry in the last few decades, and are keen to find a junior lawyer to join their team. The work will revolve around large disputes and major losses and you will also advise on regulatory work, allowing you to expand your skills and knowledge on a daily basis. Working closely with our client, we have collectively come up with some key advantages of joining the Aviation team: Working with the best: The firm prides itself on being one of the best in the litigation business, allowing a NQ lawyer to learn from top aviation lawyers. Excellent salary: They boast a competitive salary, above the market, making this the cherry on top of an already attractive role. Good working environment: The team is incredibly hard-working but are very supportive. Join a team full of friendly faces. The ideal candidate will have a NQ+ PQE, and trainees expecting to qualify are also welcome to apply. Experience within aviation and a passion for planes is absolutely essential. To discuss the role in more detail, or to get a better grasp of the market, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a discrete discussion. Phone number: +44 7920 842257 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been instructed by a top tier private practice to find a strong candidate for an associate Asset Finance position. The company can boast an impressive client base, including banks, airlines, operators, lessees, export credit agencies, financial institutions, leasing companies, and other investors.Your work would involve acting on behalf of these clients on structured and aviation finance deals, as well as shipping in some cases. This entails both domestic and overseas transactions and on restructuring and insolvency work.From our conversations with the hiring partner, we identified some clear advantages of finding your place in the team: Full scope for career progression: For the dedicated associate there is a clear track for becoming a partner, and a career path that a good number of the firm’s partners have made themselves. Highly competitive pay: If you are looking to make that step up in your development with a salary to match, our client’s rates reflect its significant standing in the market. Full support: A firm with a wealth of resources, you will be able to work alongside partners with a variety of specialisms as well as benefit from trainee and junior support.Our client is willing to consider applicants with over 4 years’ experience, England and Wales qualified. You must also have a background in structured and asset finance work.If you would like to chat about this opportunity or to discuss your career options, don’t hesitate to contact me.
One of the UK’s leading law firms have asked our assistance in recruiting a junior to mid-level associate to join its London commodities team. Whilst acting on behalf of major trade clients, the company promotes a well-balanced culture and work/life balance.The work is purely in commodities, and would involve advising on sale & purchase contracts, contracts of affreightment, charterparties and bills of lading. Responsibilities would also include the handling and running of dispute cases domestically and internationally.In our discussions with the partner, we asked about the considerable benefits that the team enjoys: The best in their specialism: Ranked top-tier, and valued as indispensable to the firm, the team are extremely sought-after for anything commodities-related, and consistently take their pick of the best cases. Good firm to work for: The company is highly considerate of the wellbeing of its employees, ensuring generous annual leave, health insurance policies, and continued flexibility with working from home. The team’s partners are noted in the Legal 500 for their impressive cooperation and expertise. For an associate still relatively early in their career, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills alongside the best in the business.The partner will consider applicants with at least two years PQE, and a strong background in commodities work. Must be England & Wales qualified.If you would like to discuss this opportunity, or chat about the market in general, don’t hesitate to get in touch.