Alex Tidy

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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Senior Claims Manager
Salary Details Available on Request
London

Back to the office? Work from home? Up to you.

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:

  • The Club are open to accommodate your preference regarding flexibility, whether this is to work fully in the office, fully at home, or a hybrid of the two. Take full control of where you work.
  • Not only does P&I Club life offer a great work/life balance, but the hiring manager is keen for the successful applicant to take complete ownership of their cases from start to finish. Enjoy a supportive environment without micromanagement.
  • This is a rare opportunity to enter a senior position in a marketplace where junior roles are prevalent.

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.

Aviation Litigation Lawyer
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London

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:

  • Quality of work- Being an established, international firm, the team is involved in many high-profile cases with some of the biggest airlines in the industry. This will give the associate a lot of valuable experience within the aviation market.
  • Remuneration package- The client pays handsomely to match the high caliber of work that is expected from their associates.
  • Training and development- The team have a robust support network, where associates are developed by some of the best Partners in the litigation space.

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.

Junior Claims Executive
Salary Details Available Upon Request
London

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:  

  • Close contact with clients: A significant advantage of the club environment is that you will work directly with your members, allowing you to develop longstanding relationships across the industry. They are recognised in the club space for having smaller teams which means that you will have closer contact with clients than other clubs.  
  • Work-life balance: Step away from the billable hours. Say goodbye to the days of work overstepping your social life, and welcome a stricter divide between the two.  
  • Great work atmosphere: You will be able to collaborate and learn from this tight-knit team, creating an enjoyable work environment.  

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. 

Shipping Litigation Associate
Salary Details Available Upon Request
Europe

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:

  • Culture and team environment- The firm is proactive about teamwork and offers close support to all their associates. They will aid in career progression and personal development. Involving working alongside senior members of the team who have accumulated experience across the years on a global scale.
  • Opportunity abroad- The role is based in a thriving, historic European city, with a prominent arts scene, great infrastructure, and good travel links to the UK and across Europe. For an associate willing to relocate, this is an exciting chance to settle within a vibrant culture.
  • Work-life balance- The team have a strong appreciation of a good work-life balance, often socialising outside work hours and nurturing a supportive atmosphere in a professional environment.

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.

Temporary Shipping Associate
Salary Details Available on Request
London

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:

  • The team have fostered a positive work environment, and we know the partners to be collaborative and understanding. Operating at the highest level, this is a chance for a hard-working associate to enjoy their work alongside supportive experts.
  • The firm pay at the top end of the market, reflecting the quality of cases they handle and the owners they advise.
  • The role provides a rare variety of wet and dry shipping work, allowing you to work on the practical and immediate side of the law in a broad range of cases. 

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.

Wet Shipping Associate
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London

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:

  • The team have fostered a positive work environment, and we know the partners to be collaborative and understanding. Operating at the highest level, this is a chance for a hard-working associate to enjoy their work alongside supportive experts.
  • The firm pay at the top end of the market, reflecting the quality of cases they handle and the owners they advise.
  • The role provides a rare variety of wet and dry shipping work, allowing you to work on the practical and immediate side of the law in a broad range of cases. 

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.

Shipping Legal Counsel
Salary Details Available Upon Request
London

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: 

  • 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 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. 

NQ Shipping Litigation Associate
Salary Details Available Upon Request
London

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:  

  • Growing team: The team is rapidly expanding, as an attractive opportunity like this is hard to find. This is an international firm with a high-tier reputation, meaning they hire only the best to work alongside them, who are keen to pass on their skills to help each candidate develop. 
  • Fast development and opportunities: Find yourself in a position where you are constantly learning and developing your skills. Expand your horizons by having exposure to the likes of wet shipping, commodities and offshore work.   
  • Great team environment: The culture of the firm is very important to them, and they are seeking a like-minded associate. Enjoy being a part of social events to strengthen your team relationships.  

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. 

Litigation Paralegal
Salary Details Available on Request
London

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:

  • This is a prime opportunity to garner legal experience while being on course to secure a training contract, providing successful probation and good performance.
  • Working within a small team early in your career will allow for close relationships with partners and associates to accelerate your development. You will have direct exposure to experienced people in the industry, primarily working 1-on-1 with a qualified lawyer in the team.

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.

Energy Litigation Associate
Salary Details Available on Request
London

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:

  • Quality of cases: Alongside partners with numerous specialisms, this is perfect for an associate who would thrive on a variety of oil & gas, shipping and international trading disputes. You can expect to be challenged whilst resolving significant cases known for their intricacy and complexity.
  • Reputation: With its partners receiving numerous favourable testimonials in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, the team enjoy their reputation as being some of the most capable in resolving complex disputes across the energy sector.
  • Opportunity for development: Joining an exciting group, comprising of partners with varied expertise, this role offers a new associate the chance to specialise in their chosen field with world-class support.

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.