Junior Associate

Vacancy description

Wadkins Associates are working with an independent law firm to assist their search for a Dry Shipping Solicitor for their London office.

The firm are known for their talented team who specialise in shipping and commodities. They boast extensive experience gained over many years of practice, and offer a dynamic environment where associates work closely with partners.

You will work on complex dry shipping matters, encompassing charterparty disputes, bills of lading, advisory and drafting, dry bulk work, Ukrainian work and matters related to liners and tankers. You will work directly with a range of clients including charterers, P&I clubs, commodity traders and shipowners. You will handle work in various locations across Europe and Asia.


Advantages of the role include:

Independent work ethic: The firm values independence and self-sufficiency, preferring to handle tasks internally rather than seeking external assistance. You will have a hands-on approach to your work and work independently within the team.

Complex casework: The firm often take on complex cases, which allows for your continuous growth and development. You will work closely with the client, and with the partner, with opportunities for promotion in the long-term. 

Culture: The smaller team enjoy their close-knit culture with a focus on team bonding and camaraderie.


We are looking to speak with England & Wales qualified lawyers with 1-4 years of PQE. Experience within dry shipping is a must.

If you are interested in having a confidential conversation about this role and the company, please do get in touch with us.