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My focus is talent acquisition and retention for specialist Litigation teams across the sector at associate level. I enjoy developing and building relationships that will allow me to match candidates with opportunities and future career moves both locally and internationally, whilst ensuring that we continue to be first class within our space.
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An International Group P&I Club have enlisted our help to hire a Senior Claims Manager. As part of one of the oldest and most established P&I Clubs in the world, this is an excellent opportunity for an Associate in private practice or Claims Executive already at a Club to further their career, create close relationships with members, as well as to mentor more junior executives.
They are looking for someone to work predominantly on FD&D cases, although there will be a proportion of P&I claims as well. You will be working with a team of more junior executives, in order to advise and liaise with Members and Charterers to ensure their needs are met.
Having successfully worked with this client before, we are well-placed to outline some of the advantages of joining the team:
If you have at least 5 years PQE, England & Wales qualified, and have the right to work in the UK, please get in touch to discuss this and other possibilities in the market we can offer.
Wadkins Associates are currently assisting a highly reputable firm in search for a 2+ PQE aviation litigation lawyer to fit within their London team for a 12-month contract. The associate will join a substantial team which is renowned for the support and development they provide to their associates.
The role is within their aviation litigation team, involving complex commercial litigation work. The team works alongside one of the biggest airlines in the market, giving the associate exposure to big-ticket work within the aviation space.
After discussing the role with the Partners, these were some of the key benefits of the role:
The client is seeking a 2+ PQE England and Wales qualified lawyer who has prior experience in the aviation industry.
If you are interested and would like to find out more regarding the 12-month contract, please do get in touch for a confidential chat.
Wadkins Associates are proud to once again be working with a reputable P&I club to assist them in their search for a Junior Claims Executive in London.
The Club has an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality service to their members. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to move from a private practice firm to a club, or for someone already at a club looking for a fresh start.
The team handles both P&I and FD&D claims on behalf of a variety of shipowners and ship managers. The successful candidate will be a valuable asset to this team and find themselves working with some of the biggest clients in the shipping market. They are currently offering a flexible work arrangement, with a balance of working in the office and working from home.
After in-depth discussion with our client, we have come up with some key benefits of joining their team:
The Club is searching for a NQ+ qualified lawyer with experience in shipping litigation. They are also willing to look at candidates who are not qualified with club experience.
If you believe that this is the role for you, or if you are interested in further discussion of the market, please do get in touch with us.
Wadkins Associates are working closely with a large International private practice firm to hire an associate for one of their European offices. The team is known for their friendly culture creating an attractive work environment.
The role is in the shipping litigation team where they predominantly focus on dry shipping disputes such as charterparties and bills of lading. In addition, the Partner also works on wider matters including ship building and insurance disputes. The team advise a broad range of clients internationally, including ship owners and operators practicing wholly under English law.
After discussing the role in detail with the Partner, there are a number of key attractive features when it comes to this opportunity:
The candidate must be 2-5PQE, English and Wales qualified and looking to move abroad.
If you are interested and would like more details about the role, please do get in touch.
Are you looking to start an associate shipping litigation role immediately?
Wadkins Associates are working with a top-tier firm who are eager to find a temporary associate for their shipping department. A longstanding client of ours with whom we have worked internationally, we are in a strong position to offer assistance and advice on all aspects of the application process.
This is a temporary position consisting predominantly of wet shipping disputes, with the hiring partner renowned and commended for their work with some of the largest shipowners in the world. You will get the chance to work on high quality cases involving collisions, groundings, and salvage. The team also take on a variety of dry shipping disputes as they arise, involving charterparties, bills of lading and advising on coverage.
Speaking with the hiring partner, we can identify some further key advantages to joining the firm:
We are looking for candidates between 2 to 6 years’ PQE, England & Wales qualified. If you are interested in this opportunity, and able to start straight away, please get in contact with us for a confidential discussion.
Wadkins Associates are excited to present an opportunity to join a top-tier firm as an associate in their shipping department. A longstanding client of ours with whom we have worked internationally, we are in a strong position to offer assistance and advice on all aspects of the application process.
The role consists predominantly of wet shipping disputes, with the hiring partner renowned and commended for their work with some of the largest shipowners in the world. You will get the chance to work on high quality cases involving collisions, groundings, and salvage. The team also take on a variety of dry shipping disputes as they arise, involving charterparties, bills of lading and advising on coverage.
Speaking with the hiring partner, we can identify some further key advantages to joining the firm:
We are looking for candidates between 2 to 6 years’ PQE, England & Wales qualified. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to find out more, please get in contact with us for a confidential discussion.
Wadkins Associates are exclusively working with a global shipowner, who are searching for a qualified lawyer (from any jurisdiction) to fill a coveted in-house position within their London office. 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. They sit within a wider company offering legal support to a variety of subsidiary firms including an offshore and renewables business.The work is both contentious and non-contentious, involving advice on legal, commercial, and practical matters.You can expect to cover corporate work, financial restructuring as well as some compliance matters. In addition, you will take part in 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:
Our client is keen to consider qualified lawyers that are currently working in a law firm, inhouse or at a P&I club. 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.
Wadkins Associates are currently assisting a private practice firm in their search for a Newly Qualified Shipping Litigation associate in London. Having worked closely with them in the past, we are in a key position to guide you throughout your entire application process.
Our client is a leading international firm who is actively searching for a Newly Qualified lawyer to join their team. The firm have a strong reputation in the field for being involved in some of the most complex shipping work in the market. This is a prime opportunity for a lawyer due to qualify in September, or who has qualified in the past year, to join a team comprised of experts in the field.
The work will predominantly revolve around dry shipping work, dealing with disputes involving the likes of charterparties and bills of lading. They act on behalf of some of the world’s largest shipowners.
After talking in depth with our client, we have collated some key advantages of joining the team:
Our client is specifically searching for a candidate with a NQ-1 PQE, who is experienced in dry shipping disputes. A minimum of 2 shipping seats is ideal.
If this role is of interest to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Are you looking for training contract opportunities?
Wadkins Associates are supporting a boutique firm to take on a paralegal with a view to offering a training contract in due course. Having discussed the role with the hiring partner in detail, we are well-positioned to provide guidance and support throughout the application process.
The partners are keen to bring in a paralegal to assist with some of their litigation and arbitration cases currently ongoing. The firm focuses on a variety of disputes within the transport industry, including both maritime and aviation cases. The work will expose you to high-value commercial litigation with a focus on contract disputes. Paralegals with litigation experience in the shipping or aviation industries are especially encouraged.
The firm is keen to hire within the coming months, presenting an exciting opening for aspiring lawyers who want to take that next step in their career:
If you are a paralegal with litigation experience and have completed your LPC, please get in touch for more information about this and other opportunities we have to offer.
We are currently working with one of our longstanding clients to add an associate to their highly regarded energy litigation team. Having successfully placed many candidates with this firm, we are in a great position to provide guidance throughout your application process.
This would be a prime opportunity for an associate eager to move into the energy sector, as the partners are also interested in candidates with shipping or construction backgrounds. The team work on a broad spectrum of disputes covering not only the energy sector but also of shipping and commodities. They represent some of the most important names in the oil & gas industry on disputes regarding rigs, platforms & FPSOs, as well as contractors in the renewables market.
Speaking to the hiring partner, we can highlight some significant benefits of joining the team:
If you have between 2 to 6 years’ associate experience in oil & gas, renewables, shipping or construction, and you are looking for the opportunity to get involved in high value energy litigation cases, please get in touch for a confidential discussion.