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Ship Finance Paralegal

£25,000 - £40,000


Tom Chapman
0203 633 0962


Wadkins Associates has worked with our client over the past few years in the development of its in-house legal team. A UK based shipowner the company has quickly made a name for itself in the market, with a substantial fleet and a strong reputation for providing end to end solutions within the sector.

The team is now in the market for a paralegal. The role is quite unique. At a high level the role deals with sale and purchases of vessels but at the commercial level the individual will deal with the brokers and management; dovetailing into the legal side of the process.

The team is looking for someone that has gained some experience of sale and purchase transactions, and who also has an aptitude for numbers and strong analytical skills. Part of the role is to help management assess whether the purchase or sale makes financial sense.

If you have experience in ship finance transactions and international registrations, and are interested in finding out more about the role, please get In touch.

This job has now been filled but you may be interested in:

Junior/Mid-Level Ship Finance Associate
Salary Details Avaliable Upon Request

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.  


Asset Finance Lawyer
Salary Details Available on Request

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.

Asset Finance Associate
Salary Details Available on Request

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.

Shipping Legal Counsel
Salary Details Available on Request

Wadkins Associates are exclusively supporting a London shipowner, who are searching for a qualified lawyer (from any jurisdiction) to fill a coveted in-house position. With few in-house opportunities available, we are excited to bring something new to the market.

The company manages an extensive fleet with a global reach. The work is both contentious and non-contentious, involving advice on legal, commercial, and practical matters. You can expect to review charterparties and bills of lading, respond to claims and emergencies, and oversee insurance, supplier agreements, and contract renewals, as well as ship sale and purchases.

These main advantages stood out for us when conversing with the head of the team:

  • Something different every day: Due to the unique requirements of a diversified fleet, the role provides the opportunity for real variety in your work. With training on offer to cover any parts of commercial shipping you are not yet familiar with, this is a chance to broaden your experience as a legal professional.
  • Flexibility: Our client keenly recognises the value of work from home flexibility. Past initial on-site training, you would have the option to work from home three days a week.
  • Better work/life balance: The significant advantage of a move in-house is the chance to take away the stress of billable hours and enjoy the stability of a 9-5 workday.

Our client is keen to look at qualified lawyers from multiple backgrounds. The role would be perfect for someone who will get stuck into a range of responsibilities with diligence and enthusiasm.

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like to discuss the market in detail, please get in touch.

Shipping In-house
Salary Details Available on Request

Wadkins Associates are working exclusively on an exciting opportunity to join a London shipowner. A rare and highly sought-after role, we are keen to bring this in-house opportunity to the market.

Our client manages a significant fleet with a diverse range of vessels. You would be responsible for a broad range of responsibilities from a contentious and non-contentious perspective. The role includes providing legal, commercial and practical advice including reviewing charterparties and bills of lading, claims and emergencies, insurance, security, contract renewals, supplier agreements and ship sale and purchases.

Through our conversation with the head of the team, we have pinpointed some of the real advantages in joining the group:

  •  No one day the same: This in-house role provides the opportunity for varied and interesting work. You will be able to broaden your experience across commercial shipping, replete with training for any areas you have not yet covered in your career.
  •  Work & life in balance: A chance to step away from billable hours whilst still working across an international platform. Enjoy valuable work in a consistently-structured workday.
  •  Best of both worlds: They are looking to maintain work from home flexibility, and after initial on-site training, you could work from home three days a week.

Our client is keen to find an England & Wales qualified candidate, between NQ and 5 PQE. This role is best suited for someone who will roll up their sleeves and take on a new set of responsibilities with a close attention to detail.

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like to discuss the market in detail, please get in touch.

Asset Finance Associate
Salary Details Available on Request

We are assisting a distinguished client’s London office to hire an asset finance associate. We have worked closely with the firm in multiple jurisdictions and regularly place talented lawyers in their teams.

The position comprises asset finance work in aviation, shipping, and rail. The partners are experts in leasing and structured finance transactions for aircraft, ships, and rolling stock, as well as offshore equipment, both domestically and internationally. The team work on behalf of shipping and rail companies, airlines, lessors, banks, credit agencies, investors, and other financial institutions.

After discussing with the client, we can identify the considerable draws to moving to this team:

  • The firm are known for their impeccable advice to clients and can boast having some of the most knowledgeable lawyers in asset finance on board.
  • Rare for a firm of this size and significance, a cohesive, supportive work environment is taken very seriously throughout the company. Despite requisite hard work, you would be part of a firm that looks after their employees.
  • You can expect competitive pay to match the expertise of the associates and scale of their client base.

The partners would like to view candidates between 2 – 5 PQE, and with a background in asset finance, England & Wales or common law qualified required. Please get in touch for a confidential chat for more information.

Asset Finance Associate
Competitive Salary

An internationally renowned law firm are in touch with us to bring in an Asset Finance Associate to bolster its shipping and aviation practices.

One of the most successful firms in the last few years, this is an exciting opportunity for a junior to mid-level associate to work within a highly rated practice on some of the most innovative work happening in these fields.

The role offers both market leading work and market leading pay, and even further scope for development.

Our ideal candidate will be between NQ to 4 years PQE, with a strong background in aircraft and/or shipping finance.

For further information, and a confidential call, don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Asset Finance Associate
Salary Details Available on Request

We are supporting a longstanding client who are looking to grow their asset finance practice with a junior finance associate.  

This is an opportunity to broaden your skillset and work on some big-ticket asset finance transactions advising a variety of both lenders and borrowers.  

From our discussions with the hiring Partner some of the key draws are: 

- Prestige; our client is well established and is very highly regarded in the market. 

- High calibre work; you will be exposed to a variety of quality transactional work. 

- Training and development; you will work closely with the partners who, alongside seniors in the team, who will help develop your experience.

If you are England & Wales qualified with a banking and finance background please do get in touch for a confidential chat. This opportunity would suit NQ-3PQE associates, ideally with some asset finance experience.

Banking and Finance Lawyer
Salary Details Available on Request

Wadkins Associates are supporting an established top tier Law firm as they look to grow their banking & finance practice in Switzerland.  

You will be advising financial institutions, funds and private equity investors and other market players in a variety of corporate, project, structured and acquisition finance, as well as corporate lending.  

From our conversations with the hiring Partner some of the key draws this role has to offer include:  

- Breadth and exposure of work. You will be exposed to some of the best quality and broad ranging banking work in the space.  

- Excellent support and development. Our client is extremely supportive when it comes to career progression.  

- Good remuneration packages. Our client pays above market rate.  

If you have at least 2 + years PQE, ideally England & Wales qualified with a broad banking background and are open to moving to Switzerland, please do get in touch for more information.

Ship Legal Counsel
Salary Details Available on Request

We are currently supporting a longstanding client with quite a rare in-house opportunity for a talented junior to join a successful asset management team in London.

Some of the key draws of this role include:

· Great exposure to high quality transactional shipping work;
· Development; a great platform to learn and develop your career within a growing team;
· Balance; whilst the team are busy, the role is likely to provide a more consistent work life balance than private practice.

An ideal opportunity for an NQ with finance, ideally asset finance experience, to make a move in-house.

If the above role is of interest, do get in touch for a confidential chat.