David Comins

My focus is recruiting at associate and senior associate level for leading firms throughout Europe and the Middle East. I enjoy great satisfaction from being trusted to provide advice on significant career moves and important hires. I'm proud to be part of a talented team that is seen as "partner of choice" within our specialism.

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Dry Shipping Lawyer
Salary Details Available on Request
London

We have just received fresh instructions from a well-reputed City Law Firm which is looking to grow their dry shipping practice here in London.

Your work will focus on dry shipping where you will be acting for high profile clients.

From our conversation with the hiring partner, some of the key draws of this job include:

  • High quality of work. You will be working on matters on par with other leading City Law Firms.
  • Career advancement. Ambition and business development will be rewarded.

You will be between 2 to 8 PQE and common law qualified, with England and Wales qualified lawyers having an advantage. Due to the focus of the practice, a background in dry shipping will be preferred.

If the above role has caught your interest, do get in touch for a discreet discussion.

In-House Contracts Review Lawyer (Offshore)
Salary Details Available on Request
London

Our services have been retained by a longstanding client in their search for a Claims Manager for their London office.

 

Our Client is an IG P&I Club which has grown over the years into a stable, international presence.

 

You will be joining the Claims and Contract review team, reviewing offshore related contracts such as Heavycon, Supplytime and projects contracts in respect of specialist operation such as construction and installation.

 

The key advantages of this opportunity include:

  • High quality of work. You will do doing some of the best work in the market.
  • Work life balance. This is your chance to step away from billable hours.

 

You will be either common law qualified with at least 3 PQE or have at least 3 years of contract review experience gained within a P&I Club. Any experience in the offshore market will be an advantage.

 

If the above opportunity is of interest, do get in touch to find our more.

Senior In-House Counsel Shipping
Salary Details Available on Request
London

A longstanding client has retained our services in their search for a senior lawyer for a leadership position in their London or Scandinavian office. Given our past successful experience recruiting for them, we look forward to assisting you throughout the application process.

You will oversee and coordinate the casualty and major claims project teams of our client. You will support, guide and manage the teams of claims directors, claims managers and claims executives who will be working on said processes.

Some of the key advantages of this job include:

  • Prestige. Even amongst the IG P&I Clubs, our client boasts significant tonnage.
  • Leadership Opportunity. Senior positions are rare and highly coveted due to the high retention rates of P&I Clubs.
  • Quality of work. You will be overseeing some of the most notable cases in the market. 

Given the importance of this position, you will be common law qualified with at least 6 years of wet shipping experience. In addition, you will ideally have managed teams, processes and ran casualty projects independently. Do note that this role could require you to travel to casualties.

If the above role is of interest, do get in touch for a discreet discussion.

In-House Shipping Lawyer (Claims)
Salary Details Available on Request
London

In light of increased work, an IG P&I Club has enlisted our services to grow their London Office. This is a rare opportunity for an experienced shipping lawyer to join a strong and stable P&I Club in one of their largest offices.

You will be doing a mix of both FDD and P&I work, being the first port of call for members.

From our conversation with the hiring manager, some of the key advantages include:

  • High quality of work. You will be doing some of the best work in the market.
  • Friendly and Collegiate office. The London team work well together and are well run.
  • Work life balance. This is your chance to step away from billables.

You will be a common law qualified lawyer with at least 5 PQE. England & Wales qualified lawyers will be at an advantage, however. You will also ideally have a background in dry and/or wet shipping.

If the above role has caught your interest, do get in touch.

Commodities Litigation Lawyer
£83000 - £98000
London

Our client is an international top-tier commodities firm with a strong reputation within shipping and trade. The team leads the industry rankings within commodities and is known for representing the largest trading houses internationally.

They have asked for our assistance in hiring a mid-level commodities litigation lawyer. We have worked closely with both the hiring partner and the overall team previously and so we have a good understanding as to what benefits the role offers, some of which we have included below:

  • Business Development Opportunity: The team has a focus on bringing in new clients and continuing its expansion. You will therefore be involved in business development from a junior level and have the opportunity to meet both current and prospective clients; attend industry events and undertake marketing for the team.
     
  • High Quality Work: You will be working on high value commodities and derivatives litigation. The team have been noted for their work on high profile cases.  These include a recent landmark decision in the supreme court.
     
  • Court Exposure: Another offering of the role is the amount of court exposure you will be given. Recently noted as one of the most active litigators in the English Courts the partner has been noted as a leader in his profession.  This role offers the opportunity to be exposed to international and complex litigation regularly.

The aim for the next hire is to bring in a talented litigator who is keen to get immediately involved in cases and business development. For more information about the team, the firm and the partner please get in touch.  We would be happy to have an in depth discussion about the role and the benefits.